Northrop High School

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Northrop High School
7001 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46825
United States
Coordinates 41°8′47″N 85°8′22″W / 41.14639°N 85.13944°W / 41.14639; -85.13944Coordinates: 41°8′47″N 85°8′22″W / 41.14639°N 85.13944°W / 41.14639; -85.13944
Type Public, Secondary
Established 1972
Locale Suburban
School district Fort Wayne Community Schools
Principal Kevin Simmons
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2147
Color(s)      Brown
     Burnt orange
Athletics conference Summit Athletic Conference
Nickname Bruins

Northrop High School is a Fort Wayne Community Schools high school situated in the northern suburbs of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Northrop High School has had a sister school, the Goethe Gymnasium, in Fort Wayne's sister city, Gera, Germany, since 1994.


Northrop's Mixed show choir, Charisma competes in competitions and festivals throughout the Midwest. Allure is Northrop's all female show choir. Allure competes similar to Charisma all around the Midwest. The Big Orange Pride or BOP is Northrop High School's Marching Band. They currently compete as an ISSMA Class A school. They were 1983 ISSMA Class A State Champion.[citation needed]


The Bruins are members of the Summit Athletic Conference. The school's team name is the Bruins and their colors are burnt orange, brown and white.[1] Many sports are offered at Northrop. Here is a listing, along with the state team championships won.[2][3]

  • Baseball (boys)
    • State champ - 1983
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
    • Boys state champ - 1974
    • Girls state champ - 1986
  • Cross country (boys & girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys & girls)
    • Boys state champ - 1984
  • Gymnastics (girls)
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swimming (boys & girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track (boys & girls)
    • Boys state champ - 1997, 2004
    • Girls state champ - 1981, 1991, 2000-2005, 2011, and 2013
  • Wrestling (boys)

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