Northgate High School (Newnan, Georgia)
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|Northgate High School|
|3220 Fischer Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265
|School district||Coweta County School System|
|Principal||Dr. Bill Harrison|
|Color(s)||Crimson red, white, black|
Northgate High School, home of the Vikings, is a high school located in northeastern Coweta County, in Newnan, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1996, NGHS is the newest of the three Coweta County high schools.
Northgate offers four diploma choices: College Prep with Distinction, College Prep, Career/Technical with Distinction, and Career/Technical. Students may also choose a dual diploma program with both college prep and career/tech seals.
Northgate has achieved a few state champions in classes AAAA and AAAAA. In 2009, the school's baseball team compiled a 32-5 record and an all-region championship game with Starr's Mill, and defeated them in three games.
Their competition cheerleading won state in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016. Competition cheerleading finished runner-up in 2006 and 2012. They finished third in 2005.
The girls' soccer team won the AAAAA title in 2013 by defeating conference rival Whitewater. In 2014 they appeared again in the Final 4. In 2015, they were region champions and advanced to the state championship game.
The boys' soccer team finished 5A state runner-up in 2016, producing a county-best 19-2-1 record and scoring 98 goals along the way.
NGHS softball won their first championship in 2007, and won again in 2011.
The first state championship in school history was earned by the wrestling squad in 2002. Tyler Askey won his fourth state wrestling championship in 2013, with a perfect record of 194-0.
In 15 years as a competitive unit, the band has earned 112 Class Championship awards, 39 Divisional Championship awards and 9 Grand Championship awards.
Supposed ghosts and hauntings
Northgate was built on the land of an old plantation where a slave murdered his master and his master's family over breakfast. Many have reported hearing strange noises at night and smelling bacon and eggs in the morning. The ninth grade campus is also directly next to a graveyard.