Students at Northwest will participate in a curriculum designed to introduce them to the necessary skills needed to prepare them for high school. Learning activities will be engaging, student centered and relevant to the requirements of the community and society for which they will become citizens. Students will participate in self-discovery exercises to become more responsible for their own learning.
The mission of Northwest Middle School is to create a safe school-wide culture of real-world learning experiences that empowers the social, emotional and academic growth of our students.
Northwest Middle school will prepare students to become life-long learners who are responsible, productive, and respectful members of our global community.
The school, built in 1962-1963, adopted a unique school mascot called the “Space Pioneer,” a reference to the United States’ early man-in-space program underway during the school’s founding.
The first classes entered Northwest in Indianapolis in September 1963. In the beginning, there was no Senior Class. The first Sophomores and Juniors transferred from other area high schools, mainly George Washington High School. These two classes were the graduating [Seniors in 1965] and 1966, respectively. Class enrollment at Northwest would increase over the years and at the end of the 70’s the graduating class comprised 400 seniors.
Beginning in 2018, Northwest transitioned into a middle school to create more focused offerings for junior high students.