Middle/High School (7–12)

Today’s students are our future leaders, and what they learn within our walls will make a difference. At Northwest Middle/High School, our students receive a high quality academic education and gain leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

Northwest Middle/High School
243 Thorne Hill Road
Shickshinny, PA 18655

Phone: (570) 542-4126 (ext. 1000)
Fax: (570) 542-7538

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Northwest Area Senior High/Middle School, home of the Rangers. We are proud of the educational atmosphere we provide to our students with a rigorous academic program and a wide variety of educational electives. We take pride in our academic and extra-curricular programs provided for the students of Northwest. Our goal is to help students find the direction they would like to go after they leave high school. We hope to provide them a variety of opportunities that will allow them to explore various options as they begin to plan for life after high school. We also hope to foster an environment of caring for one another through respect for fellow students, staff, faculty, and administration.

With Ranger Pride,

Ryan Miner

Ryan Miner, Secondary Principal

Phase III Instruction

The week of April 27 through May 1, we will begin the transition to phase III and reconnect students with teachers (we encourage students to check emails and Google classrooms daily). The full implementation of phase III begins on May 4. 

Dual Enrollment Classes

Select seniors may enroll in a local college while still attending Northwest Area High School. They may take a maximum of two college courses per semester at a heavily discounted rate (and must attend college both semesters). This program allows students to fulfill both their high school graduation requirements and receive college credit.