Welcome to the Home of the Rangers!

Welcome to the online home of Northwest Area School District. NASD is a small, rural district located in Shickshinny, Luzerne County, approximately 16 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The district has been in existence since 1955 when several smaller schools combined to form Northwest Area.

Today, Northwest Middle and High School is a comprehensive high school, serving approximately 500 students in grades 7–12. NASD Primary School, located in Huntington Mills, houses our PK–2 students, and our 3–6 graders are at the NASD Intermediate School in Hunlock Creek.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Students,

Every student, every day!

Welcome to the Northwest Area School District. The district serves just over 1000 students. With the above motto as our guide, we strive to provide a quality education for each of our students. I am humbled and honored to work with an outstanding faculty, staff, administration, and school board. It is only by working together for the benefit of our students that we can be successful as a community.


Joseph F. Long Jr.