Our District

We are Northwest, and our Rangers are the pulse of this community. As educators and community members, we work together to create an environment that promotes a desire to learn and succeed. Northwest Area School District serves Shickshinny as well as the borough of New Columbus and the townships of Hunlock, Union, Huntington Mills, and Fairmont.

Our Mission

In collaboration with family and community partners, the Northwest Area School District shall provide a safe, supportive, and rigorous academic environment within which all students can access a continuum of services which fosters life-long learning and produces responsible contributing citizens.

Our Core Beliefs

We believe that student success is achieved by:

  • Encouraging lifelong learning
  • Promoting effective communication
  • Cultivating professional development opportunities
  • Stimulating critical-thinking skills
  • Fostering character development
  • Setting challenging academic expectations
  • Providing a healthy social and emotional environment