About Northrop High School
Milton H. Northrop
Northrop offers Project Lead the Way - Engineering (PLTW) as its Program of Study. PLTW is a dynamic high school engineering program that provides real-world learning and hands-on experience to students interested in engineering, biomechanics, aeronautics and other applied math and science fields. PLTW courses use project-based and problem-based learning, creating an environment for applying engineering concepts to real problems. To learn more about the program, visit Project Lead The Way.
Northrop also offers four years of Chinese, French, German and Spanish. The school has an award winning marching band, show choir and speech team, among other extracurricular and fine art activities. Advanced Placement and dual credit courses with IPFW are available for juniors and seniors, and future teachers can participate in the Teaching Academy, a two-year program that gives students hands-on opportunities to explore teaching as a career.
The school was built in 1971. Students who attend Northrop come from Shawnee and Jefferson middle schools. The school is located in the Board of School Trustees District 1.
Kevin Simmons 2014-2016
Barb Ahlersmeyer 2003-2014
Timon Kendall 1993-2003
Dr. E. Sharon Banks 1991-1993
Dr. H. Douglas Williams 1979-1991
Robert Gotta June 1979
Dr. Sandra Todd 1974-1979
H. Paul Spuller 1971-1974
Year Established: 1971
School Colors: Orange & Brown
Little Used Tertiary color: Teal
Freshman Enrollment 650
Sophomore Enrollment 600
Junior Enrollment 550
Senior Enrollment: 500
Sports Classification: 6A Football
4A Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer
Total State Championships:
IHSAA Conference: Summit Athletic