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

Equal Opportunity Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or