This school has 0% diversity, my child has came home numerous of times complaining about racist comments, and things that have happened. There is not leadership shown at Northwood, the principles aren't involved and my child has been begging me to leave. DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO NORTHWOOD! I REPEAT, DO NOT!
Parents, and everyone else whom posted on here clearly just dismisses the fact that most people get sexually assaulted, or harrassed by other students in other grade levels, or get teachers that nearly couldn't give a squat for your well-being. I, am a small person, so I typically hitch a ride on someone's bookbag because THESE HALLS ARE TOO DAMN NARROW AND THERE'S WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE. Students AND TEACHERS have gotten thrown down the stairs, or trampled on. Others think that it's social time so they flock like damn sheep and refuse to get out of the way. Believe it or not, we STILL have problems with substance abuse at this school. There's cameras and microphones almost everywhere. Officer Stubbs, bless his heart, he is truly a miracle at this school. Dr.Bartholomew followed my graduating 8th grade class at Pollard to Northwood. So far so good. The man means well. What needs to be improved, is the mindset of parents everywhere, and the AC units that either DO NOT WORK, or have DEAD MOLDY ANIMALS/FOOD in them. I see a lot about the Arts wing and Clubs on here. Yeah, that stuff is great if you're rich and have Moms who stay at home. Good for you. Marching Band is EXPENSIVE. Vocals, you have to stay after for. Dance, you need leotards and have to stay after. Art, well you get a free ride. A lot of the clubs you have to provide with stuff yourself. Speaking on the parent who gave 1 STAR, there HAS been SEVERAL accidents on High School grounds. Yes, there has. Now with Doctor Offices, Bojangles, and other Fast Foods, IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE.
This school is fair at best. Most teachers are too young and inexperienced. As far as safety goes...there will be a fatal accident due to poor entrance/exit procedures and the lack of buses. Too many parents pickup their children to avoid the 75 minute bus ride home. Also the door to the separate math pod in the back is frequently unlocked.
Northwood high school has a wonderful arts ed department that has been growing during a time when other schools are either losing or reducing the size of their programs...I think that speaks volumes to the ability of the staff, students and the parents and community that support the program.
As an alumnus of Northwood, I can say that this school provided a really wonderful high school experience. The Arts Education program is top notch - it provided me with the opportunity to learn under the direction of very capable dance, choral and theatre instructors, and to pursue a desire to perform. As an honors student, I excelled, but was still challenged, and learned from teachers who were very involved in the education of their students, and who were willing to work with those who needed help or review outside of class. Under the leadership of former Principal Blice, Northwood saw a dramatic change, going from a school were fighting and drugs were a problem to a place where I felt incredibly safe. The staff truly care about the well-being of their students, both in and outside the classroom.
Good solid school. Great staff. Opportunities to get involved.Principal and Staff very open and kind. Sports, Clubs wonderful knowledgeable guidance department. Every teacher in four years was great. One teacher in the English Department should be let go. Doesn't care about students. When they ask for help she shuts them down and doesn't guide the students. Junior's take this class usually. One teacher is unworthy. Thatxisca great record.
Already recognized as one of the top public high schools in the country. Just won JFK Arts Award (only 3 in NC). My kids have access to every type of club, activity, academic class, and sport. Only thing that could get better is the age of the building, but I am sure that is coming soon! A wonderful community school!
My daughter goes to Northwood and it is a great school, i love the Art Education program and the many activities for the students to participate in. My daughter is in AVID program which is greart in preparing them for the University.
Northwood continues to excel with balanced focus on academics, athletics, and the arts. This past year, student SAT scores increased by 15 points. Other recent highlights include Leah Smith, NHS Dance teacher, receiving the most votes nationwide in a the Teacher Shout Out contest sponsored by Herff-Jones; Senior Kelsey O'Daniel's selection as a member of the National High School Honors Ensemble to perform in Carnegie Hall in February; and for the second time, Northwood's selection as a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence in North Carolina. It was one of only five NC schools recognized. Northwood previously received the award in 2002.