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Welcome to NHS Online

  • Welcome to the Northwestern High School webpage! The students, staff, and families of NHS are proud of the positive, supportive, and safe environment we have created together at Northwestern. NHS is the only 4-Star high school in Howard County (2 years in a row!). We also boast an "A" letter grade from the Indiana Department of Education. We have earned those distinctions with our outstanding academic outcomes, such as our county-wide highest combined SAT scores, our high ISTEP+ scores, and our 98%graduation rate for 2017. Currently, our students score higher than the state average on the ACT. Concurrently, we have increased our AP participation rate and increased the number of students scoring a 3, 4, or 5. Once again, we are higher than the state average on our AP passing rate. This year, Northwestern High School was nominated by AP-TIP IN as the AP School of the Year. In addition, two of our AP teachers were nominated for outstanding AP Teacher of the Year in their respective disciplines. Our impressive academic resume is only one part of who we are. Northwestern also offers 20 varsity sports and several extra-curricular options, including Cybertooth Robotics, Student Council, SADD, and many, many more.

    If you have any questions regarding Northwestern High School, don't hesitate to contact us.


    Kristen Bilkey
  • Go to Mrs. Miller's NHS info page

    National Honor Society

    Opportunity for membership in the Northwestern Chapter of National Honor Society occurs during the second semester of junior and/or senior years. To become a member, the student must first qualify in the area of scholarship and then must meet the conditions outlined under character, service, and leadership. All applications will be reviewed and voted on by a Faculty Council appointed by the Principal.

    Scholarship – Must have a cumulative “B” grade point average, which is a 7.900 on Northwestern’s grading scale. Every student who qualifies with this grade point average will be invited to apply for membership. After submitting an application, the student will be considered for membership based on the following criteria:

    Character This includes a demonstration of honesty, reliability, observation of rules, perseverance and application to studies, avoidance of cheating in any form, lack of participation in illegal activities such as drinking of alcoholic beverages and the consumption of illegal drugs, and exemplification of desirable personality traits (cheerfulness, friendliness, and stability). Character will be considered by staff evaluation and by evaluation of each student’s discipline record.

    Service The student must have been active in at least four different Northwestern High School service clubs and/or community organizations/activities/clubs OR accumulated a minimum of 15 volunteer hours in one organization. Service is the goal of this category. Service is defined as reaching out and assisting others or performing a useful community service without receiving compensation. Documentation of your acts of service should be included with the NHS application.

    Leadership The candidate must hold at least one major leadership position at Northwestern High School or in an outside group, such as class officer, club officer, society officer, editor of newspaper or yearbook, varsity athlete or cheerleader, band drum major, band captains, band/choir section leader, and varsity singer. If the applicant does not currently hold a leadership position, he/she may still meet this criterion if he/she can list three leadership roles held previously at school or in the community since the ninth grade.

    It is important for you to follow the instructions for the application. Please make sure to submit the application by the due date. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Students should begin developing their membership potential for National Honor Society in their freshman year of high school. If you have any questions about National Honor Society, please contact Mrs. A. Miller, the faculty advisor.

    Revised 1/13 

Mission Statement

Through the quality of its staff, curriculum, instruction, and extra-curricular offerings, Northwestern High School provides a positive and supportive environment that challenges each student to strive for excellence in developing skills in life-long learning, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, individual and social responsibility, and respect for others and self.