Northwest Whitfield High School

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Northwest Whitfield High School
1651 Tunnel Hill-Varnell Rd
Tunnel Hill, Georgia 30755
United States
Coordinates 34°52′38″N 84°59′50″W / 34.877086°N 84.997336°W / 34.877086; -84.997336Coordinates: 34°52′38″N 84°59′50″W / 34.877086°N 84.997336°W / 34.877086; -84.997336
School type Public, high school
Established 1975
School board Whitfield County School District
Superintendent Judy Gilreath[1]
Principal Britt Adams
Grades 9-12
Language English
Color(s)           Blue and orange
Mascot Bruin

Northwest Whitfield High School is a public high school in the Whitfield County, Georgia school district, United States. The school colors are royal blue and burnt orange, and the mascot is the Bruin. The school is in Class AAAA of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), and is located in Tunnel Hill.


Northwest Whitfield High School opened in the fall of 1975. It was created by a merger of North Whitfield High School and Westside High School. Southeast Whitfield High School was also opened in fall of 1975 as the Whitfield County School District merged its four high schools into two.


Students can take college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement classes.

Feeder schools[edit]

Two middle schools feed into Northwest Whitfield High School: New Hope Middle School and Westside Middle School. Before the opening of Coahulla Creek, North Whitfield Middle was also one of Northwest Whitfield's feeder schools. The recently built Coahulla Creek High School's feeder school is now North Whitfield Middle School.


Northwest Whitfield fields 20 varsity-level teams (10 men's and 10 women's), and competes in Region 7AAAA.

Northwest Whitfield traditionally has three rivals: Southeast Whitfield High School, Dalton High School, and Murray County High School.

Men's sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling

Women's sports:

  • Basketball
  • Competition cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

State Champions

    • Baseball: 1982 AAA State Champions
    • Softball:
      • 1987 AAA State Champions
      • 1993 AAA State Champions
      • 2012 AAAA State Champions
      • 2013 AAAA State Champions
    • Track and field:
      • 2006 and 2008 men's pole vault - Nate Woodason
      • 2009 men's pole vault - Jake Bridges
      • 2009 men's 1600 meters - AJ Meyer
      • 2009 women's 400 and 800 meters - Morgan Williams
    • Women's golf: 2009 AAAA State Champions
  • State Runners-up
    • Women's basketball: 1990 AAA State Runner-Up, 2010 AAAA State Runner-Up
    • Track and field: 2008 men's pole vault - Jake Bridges
  • State runs
    • Men's soccer: 2012 Elite 8 (placed 8th in the state), 2013 Semi-Final (placed 3rd in the state)

Fine arts[edit]

Fine arts at Northwest consist of choral, band, art, and drama departments.

  • The Band Department has the Sound of the Blazing Blue, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Concert Band, the largest being the Sound of the Blazing Blue with 200 members. The band director is Ben Milam.
  • The Choral Department is Acapella, Northwest Singers, Varsity Choir, and Concert Choir. The choral director is Carla Carroll.
  • The Drama Department consists of One-Act play, class plays, and a large annual spring musical. The director of the Drama Department is Josh Ruben.
The 2007 Sound of the Blazing Blue

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jill Dunn - former Jacksonville women's head basketball coach; Virginia Commonwealth assistant women's basketball coach
  • Marla Maples - actress; former wife of Donald Trump
  • Steve Prohm - Iowa State men's basketball coach
  • Steven Carden - GM at Pappadeaux in Birmingham, AL. He has a net worth approaching $40 million
  • Derek Roberts- Sales Manager for multibillion-dollar global fastener manufacturer.


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