Northwest High School (Michigan)

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Northwest High School
Northwest High School (Michigan) logo.jpg
4700 Van Horn Road
Jackson, Michigan 49201
United States
Coordinates 42°19′48″N 84°28′07″W / 42.33°N 84.4687°W / 42.33; -84.4687Coordinates: 42°19′48″N 84°28′07″W / 42.33°N 84.4687°W / 42.33; -84.4687
Type Public
Established 1954
School district Northwest Community Schools
Superintendent Geoff Bontrager
Principal Scott Buchler
Faculty 307
Enrollment 850[1] (2013-2014)
Color(s) Red and Black         
Mascot Mountie
Team name Mounties

Northwest High School is a public high school in Jackson, Michigan, United States. The high school's principal is Scott Buchler.[1] It is part of the Northwest Community Schools district.


Established in 1954, the Northwest Community Schools is one of the largest districts in Jackson County. The district includes approximately 144 square miles (370 km2) and serves 3,600 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade and another 600 children and adults through an extensive Childcare and Adult & Community Education Program. The district employs over 300 staff members. After having five separate major buildings for the past few decades, the district has closed Flora List Elementary, and has consolidated the students into the other four buildings.


The school chose as its mascot the well-known figure of the Northwest Territories—the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the "Mounties"). Fittingly with this mascot, the school colors are red and black. The school purchased a mascot costume in 2008, which can now be seen at many athletic events in the district. The following sports are offered at Northwest:[1]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Bowling (boys and girls)
  • Competitive cheer (girls)
  • Cross country (boys and girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (boys and girls)
  • Gymnastics (girls)
  • Ice hockey (boys)
  • Marching Band
  • Soccer (boys and girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Track & field (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

Student activities[edit]

According to the school's website, the following activities are offered at Northwest:

  • Be more kind
  • Drama club
  • Equestrian team
  • Give hope
  • Moxie Mountie (Journalism/School Newspaper)
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
  • Spanish club
  • Band
  • Choir


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