• General Profile

    Northwestern High School is a public high school in Rock Hill Schools.  The city of Rock Hill is located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Northwestern High School:

    • Has a current enrollment of 1788 students
    • Is a comprehensive high school for grades 9-12
    • Is accredited by the State of South Carolina and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    • Utilizes a 4 X 4 block schedule

    Curriculum Profile

    More than two hundred courses are offered, including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Honors, College-Preparatory, and Applied Technology courses.

    • International Baccalaureate:

    Biology HL; Chemistry; English HL; French SL; History of the Americas HL: Information Technology in a Global Society; Math Studies SL; Mathematics SL; Music SL; Spanish B SL; Twentieth Century History Topics; Theory of Knowledge

    • Advanced Placement:

    American History; Art; Biology; Calculus AB; Chemistry; Computer Science; English Language & Composition; European History; Spanish

    • Dual Credit:

    Anatomy & Physiology 101; Calculus/Math 140; Criminal Justice 101; English Composition 101/102; History 101/102;  Intro. to Forensic Science 150;  Math 101;  Psychology 101;  Teacher Cadet 101

    • Honors:

    Art; Band; Biology; Chemistry; Chorus; Civil Engineering & Architecture; Digital Electronics; French; Physics; Pre-calculus; Spanish

    Student Profile

    The graduating class of 2019 consisted of 418 students.

    • 66% continuing directly to college
    • 39% attending 4-year colleges
    • 27% attending 2-year colleges

    220 students took the SAT with an average composite score of 1096.

    • Mean evidence-based reading & writing:  566
    • Mean math: 530

    438 students took the ACT with an average composite score of 18.2.


    Northwestern State Report Card

  • Graduation Requirements
     4 units
     Math 4 units
     U.S. History
     1 unit
     Gov/Econ 1 unit
     Other Social Studies
     1 unit
     Science 3 units
     Physical Education
     1 unit
     Health Combination
     1 unit
     Computer Science
     1 unit
     Electives 7 units
     24 units

  • Occupational-Based Diploma:

    • Students receiving an Occupational Diploma receive no Carnegie units or credits for courses.


    For more information on the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy, please visit:

    • http://ed.sc.gov/agency/Standards-and-Learning/Academic-Standards/old/hsr/UGP.html

  • Faculty Information - Degrees Earned
     Bachelor's Degree
     Bachelor's Degree plus 18 hours
     Master's Degree
     Master's Degree plus 30 hours
     Doctorate   3
     National Board Certified

  • Counselors - Alphabetical Caseloads
     Debbie Cabaniss  A - Co
     Bridget Elmore  Cr - Go
     Kim Howell  Gr - K
     Christine Burkhart  L - M
     Maurice Herrington  N - Si
     Shayla Scott  Sk - Z