Northrop High School
|Northrop High School|
|7001 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46825
|School district||Fort Wayne Community Schools|
|Teaching staff||128.28 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||17.0|
|Athletics conference||Summit Athletic Conference|
|Website||Northrop High School|
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.
The demographic breakdown of the 2181 students enrolled in 2012-2013 was:
- Male - 52.1%
- Female - 47.9%
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.5%
- Asian/Pacific islander - 3.6%
- Black - 17.0%
- Hispanic - 9.1%
- White - 64.4%
- Multiracial - 5.4%
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.
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. Many sports are offered at Northrop. Here is a listing, along with the state team championships won.
- 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)
- Dan Butler, American television, film, and stage actor.
- Heather Headley, Broadway and R&B singer.
- Jon Schaffer, guitarist in the power/thrash metal band Iced Earth.
- Eric Wedge, MLB manager for Seattle Mariners.
- Josh Gaines, Arena Football League player.
- Matt Land, Trine University football coach.
- Walter Jordan, NBA basketball small forward.
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- Northrop High School website
- Fort Wayne Community Schools website
- Indiana Department of Education statistics