• Dear Student/Parent:

    On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, I would like to welcome you to Northwestern High School and the 2019 – 2020 school year! Our Trojan family firmly believes that “Tradition never graduates”. The work towards continuing the rich tradition of this great school resets with the arrival of each class of new students. We must continue to “Carry The TORCH” as a team and promote excellence at every turn just as we have done in past years.

    We understand that our tradition of excellence can only be obtained through committing to the process, consistently persevering, communicating at a high level, and being courageous enough to complete tasks the right way. This process of our commitment to excellence is what we consider to be the “Trojan Way”.

    The academic programs at Northwestern are challenging and rigorous, but students will be prepared for success on campus and at the next level while fulfilling the criteria outlined in the South Carolina Department of Education’s “Profile of the South Carolina Graduate”. We offer a wide array of programs within our performing and visual arts with the expectation that our students dedicate themselves to working hard to achieve at the highest level. Likewise, our athletic teams offer an extraordinary opportunity for student athletes to compete, grow, and develop to realize their fullest potential.  

    Consequently, our staff is dedicated to preparing students to exceed the standards set by the South Carolina Department of Education. Students will face a highly competitive and consequential world once they leave our halls; therefore, we have prepared a comprehensive educational experience. This experience will help transition students from high school to the workplace as productive, skilled employees or employers, who will become lifelong learners. With that in mind, we require our students to be on time, dress appropriately, and apply themselves regularly.

    The people of our great community have invested heavily in what we consider to be the finest educational facility in this area. Students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators are all partners in upholding the values of this school. Tradition never graduates at Northwestern High School, and we hope that parents and students will become active participants in the process.



    Hezekiah Massey III