Northwest High School (Canal Fulton, Ohio)

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Northwest High School
Northwest High School, Canal Fulton.JPG
8580 Erie Ave N
Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
United States
Coordinates 40°54′30″N 81°36′57″W / 40.908321°N 81.615802°W / 40.908321; -81.615802Coordinates: 40°54′30″N 81°36′57″W / 40.908321°N 81.615802°W / 40.908321; -81.615802
Type Public
Founded 1956
School district Northwest Local School District
Principal Larry Tausch
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 726[1] (2010)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red, White, Gray
Athletics conference Independent
Team name Indians
Accreditation Ohio Department of Education
Communities served Canal Fulton, Lawrence Township, Clinton, and parts of New Franklin
Distinctions Ohio Dept. of Education Excellent rating, 2010[1]

Northwest High School is a public high school in Lawrence Township, near Canal Fulton, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Northwest Local Schools district. Athletic teams are nicknamed the Indians and the school colors are red, white, and gray.


Northwest students complete a general education requirement of 20 credit hours, in preparation for collegiate studies. The school offers 86 classes.

Physical education[edit]

Two physical education classes are offered.


A health and an advance health course are offered.


Fourteen English classes are offered at various levels and focus.



Between 1980 and 2015, the Northwest High School wrestling program had 32 place winners in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division II (or Class AA) State Wrestling Tournament including three State Champions, in 1989, 2001 and 2004, and nine State Runners-Up.[2] The wrestling team won the Northeast Buckeye Conference titles in 2006, 2004 and 2003.[3]

Boys' golf[edit]

The Northwest High School golf program placed 5th in the OHSAA Division II State Golf Tournament in 2010 while capturing 4th place in the individual results. In 2006, the team placed 7th in the State Tournament while Justin Lower won the individual Division II state championship. In 1985, Mark Taylor tied for the Class AA individual state championship.[4] The team won Northeast Buckeye Conference titles in 2010, 2009, 2003, 1997 and 1996.[5]


The Northwest High School football program made nine straight OHSAA football playoff appearances from 2001-2009, a Stark County record.[6] In that time span, the team won NBC championships outright in 2003 and 2007, while earning a co-championship with Alliance in 2006.[7] In 2004, the team won the Region 11 championship and made it to the Division III Final Four in the state of Ohio.[8]

Boys' basketball[edit]

  • The Northwest boys' basketball team was the 2004 Division II OHSAA Boys' Basketball State Runner-Up. [9] The team won NBC co-championships in 2004 2006 and 2008, and won the NBC outright in 1998 and 1997.[10]

Boys' soccer[edit]

  • The Northwest High School boys' soccer team earned eight NBC league titles in ten seasons spanning 1993-2002, winning in 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994 and 1993.[11] The team made the State Championship in 1998 earning the Division II OHSAA, Boys' Soccer State Runner-Up.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Northwest High School 2009-2010 School Year Report Card" (PDF). Ohio Department of Education Local Report Card Files. Ohio Department of Education. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wrestling Past Tournament Results". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Golf Past Tournament Results". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  6. ^ Harpster, David (November 3, 2011). "Scouting report: Northwest at Mooney, OHSAA playoffs". Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ NBC Champions (Louisville Leopards Football)
  8. ^ OHSAA Past Results, 2004 Division III
  9. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  10. ^ "". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  11. ^ "". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  12. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  13. ^ Christina Redekopp. "Homecoming sweet for dance/TV/movie star Mary Murphy". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

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