Northern Nash High School

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Northern Nash High School
4230 Green Hills Road
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
United States
Coordinates 35°59′56″N 77°53′29″W / 35.9987646°N 77.8913711°W / 35.9987646; -77.8913711Coordinates: 35°59′56″N 77°53′29″W / 35.9987646°N 77.8913711°W / 35.9987646; -77.8913711[1]
Motto "Encouraging Students to become Life-long Learners"
Established 1965
Status Open for enrollment
School district Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools
CEEB code 343365
Principal Brian Hopkins
Staff Administrators, interns/assistant teachers, Deputies, janitors, et cetera
Teaching staff 86 (as of 2005–06)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,388 (as of 2005–06), about 1,200 (as of 2011-2012)[2]
Average class size Approx. 30 students per room
Student to teacher ratio 16.1 (as of 2005–06)[2]
School color(s) Green and gold
Athletics conference Big East
Mascot Knight
Team name Fighting Knights

Northern Nash High School is a high school located in Nash County, west of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina city limits.


Northern Nash High School opened in 1966, consolidating the former Nashville High School, Red Oak High School, Benvenue High School and in its second year, Swift Creek High School. As such, it was one of the first integrated schools in Rocky Mount.[3]


Northern Nash offers Cisco Networking Academy courses in its technical education offerings.[4] A dual-enrollment program is offered in which students may enroll in some classes at nearby Nash Community College.

Band program[edit]

The Northern Nash band program has historically been successful. The band program has many ensembles during both the summer and the school year, including Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Winterguard. All of the band program's ensembles have received consistently high ratings at competitive events both in and out-of-state. In the 2016 marching band season, they tied the school's previous record of 3 Grand Champion titles in one single season.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Northern Nash High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Northern Nash High". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  3. ^ Hunter, Ned B. (2003-01-18). "Residents reflect on civil rights struggle". Rocky Mount Telegram. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Natalie (2004-08-30). "High schools offer health care studies". Rocky Mount Telegram. Nash-Rocky Mount high schools are giving students an alternative to the traditional high school education through career and technical education academies... The Cisco and Health and Sciences academies initiatives are introducing students to an array of career opportunities. 
  5. ^ "Former Northern Nash star receives honor". Rocky Mount Telegram. 2004-12-14. ...Northern Nash High School got an All-America of its own Monday. J.J. Arrington, a former star football player at the school, was selected to The Associated Press All-America team. 
  6. ^ Stephens, Spaine (2003-12-23). "Great gospel". Rocky Mount Telegram. After he graduated from Northern Nash High School in the mid-'70s, Barnes became the Sunset Jubilaires' lead singer. 
  7. ^ Graff, Michael N. (2005-11-24). "Rocky Mount's Godwin rises to become ECU's baseball coach". Rocky Mount Telegram. Regardless, another door opened for Godwin, a Northern Nash High School graduate. 
  8. ^ McFarland, Laura (2007-12-17). "RM native can be seen as host on BET". Rocky Mount Telegram. 
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