Award Year: 2022

Northwestern Senior High School

3431 North 400 West
Kokomo, IN, 46901-9108

(765) 454-2332

Principal Timothy Shoaff, Principal at time of Nomination

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Supporting students to pursue unique paths through expectations, exploration, and excellence. Experiences that inspire confidence to impact the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Freshmen English working on sentence structure in Mr. Julian's class.

Freshmen English working on sentence structure in Mr. Julian's class.

At Northwestern High School (NHS) we emphasize relationships. Faculty and staff place an importance on building strong relationships with students and each other. By creating an atmosphere of respect and care, students at Northwestern High School can focus on their number one priority, learning. This investment manifests itself in many ways. Making students our number one priority means adults are making decisions with what's best for students in mind. From our advanced class options to our remedial class time, Northwestern High School faculty and staff have created a culture dedicated to creating positive opportunities for students.

Northwestern High School's expectations for student success is a culture that has endured for generations. Not only is it part of our school's motto, it is embedded in the fabric of everything we do, from athletics and robotics to marching band and choir. Every activity at NHS that engages students with high expectations also provides students with support. The great outcomes at NHS could not be accomplished without the support of the amazing faculty and staff. As such, students are able to get individualized attention to meet their specific academic needs. Being a student-centered school, Northwestern High School has created a culture where students understand that this is their high school. Students have learned that what happens in the hallways and in their classrooms is a direct result of the culture they create. By developing a growth mindset in the Freshmen year, students take ownership in their learning and create a culture of acceptance.