Award Year: 2021

Northwestern Regional High School

100 Battistoni Drive
Winsted, CT, 06098-1899

(860) 379-8525

Mr. Gary Franklin, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Regional School District 07

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Northwestern Regional High School fosters academic and personal excellence in every student. In partnership with families and communities, we create a safe learning environment dedicated to developing the skills of lifelong learning. Our dynamic and challenging educational program prepares individuals to respect diversity and become responsible citizens in a rapidly evolving global environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Northwestern Regional High School Graduation

Northwestern Regional High School Graduation

Northwestern Regional High School is located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, serving the communities of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, and Norfolk.

At Northwestern, we believe that a positive school climate is an essential component to a successful educational experience. We value our students as partners to ensure they enjoy academic, social, and emotional growth and success. As a result, we provide an environment rich in opportunities for students to lead, follow their passion, have fun, and make a positive impact on their school community. We actively promote kindness and encourage our students to become positive changemakers in the world through our Kindness in Motion program.

The success we experience at Northwestern can be attributed to our commitment to developing positive relationships with our students and families. This trust and partnership has been critical to the success of our academic programs and our high level of student achievement. The Connecticut State Department of Education designated Northwestern as a High School of Distinction for High Performance in both 2017-18 and 2018-19, earning us a reputation for academic excellence. The College Board also recognized Northwestern for increasing access to AP courses while maintaining pass rates, and the University of Connecticut has recognized Northwestern for expanding Early College Experience class offerings.

At Northwestern we are a family. We support our students and staff by putting relationships first, and we treat each other with the kindness, compassion, and care that we extend to our own loved ones. This is what makes Northwestern a home and why we are known as "the pride of the northwest corner."