Northview High School (Century, Florida)

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Northview High School is a high school located in Century, Florida. It is currently listed as a 1A school and has been serving North Escambia County, Florida since 1996. Student enrollment varies year-by-year, but averages between 500 and 600 students. The only principal of Northview High School is Mrs. Gayle Weaver.

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During the 1990s, the Escambia County School District decided to merge two existing 1A high schools (Century High School and Ernest Ward High School) in northern Escambia Florida into one school. Construction was started on Northview in 1994 and finished in 1994. In 1993, incoming high school and middle school students from Carver Middle School and Ernest Ward Middle School were asked to cast a ballot for their new school's mascot. The mascot selected was a Chief and the colors were garnet and gold          . The colors were chosen as a homage to the Florida State Seminoles, as the school's football helmets are embellished with a spear, as well as the color scheme selected by the ballots cast. In 2009, the helmet emblem was revised and now proudly displayed is a tomahawk with the word "Chiefs" written over it. This was done to give Northview High its own unique identity; one that all can be proud of. The Northview High School Football Team of 2012-2013 was the first team in the school's history to earn the Florida Class 1A State Football Championship in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl on Dec. 7. They played against undefeated Trenton High School, and walked away with the title in a 42-21 victory. The players earned their state championship rings on April 29 in a school/community ceremony.

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Coordinates: 30°58′02″N 87°24′24″W / 30.9672222°N 87.4066667°W / 30.9672222; -87.4066667