Hyattsville - Northwestern High School

7000 Adelphi Road

Mission and Goal Statement
Northwestern High School sees its mission as one to have all students prepared for a career, to score at or above the state average on high school assessments, to graduate, and to be able to move on to further instruction or training without the need for remediation.

Northwestern intends to accomplish its mission through the collective efforts of the entire school community. All stakeholders will be challenged to undertake whatever measures are necessary to increase student achievement, to improve attendance, to prepare all students for the High School Assessments, the Maryland State Assessments and any other standardized tests, and to assist students to develop skills and strategies that will enable them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Northwestern will provide personalized learning experiences for its students in smaller learning communities within the school. Several career academies that are based on industry-developed career clusters are being developed and implemented. Career academies offer rigorous and relevant programs of study around broad career fields that are of interest to students. Students will not only be engaged in their academic studies but also will be exposed to myriad activities that connect what they learn in the classroom with the real-world. Students will have an opportunity to participate in an internship program as a culminating activity to their career academy program of study.

In the belief that students play a vital role in their learning process, we encourage them to develop a sense of self-discipline, responsibility, and respect for self and others. We acknowledge that our educational commitment is a shared responsibility among the staff, parents, students and the community; everyone needs to be aware of and involved in the varied aspects of school life.


Tangerois3 Maroc

Thursday, May 25, 2017
This was my suburban Washington, D.C. high school in Hyattsville, Maryland, that has since been rebuilt and upgraded, leaving only the original large auditorium. The school had wonderful teachers and most of those who taught me have died. Although I usually took the yellow school bus, it I missed it I could easily walk through charming University Park to get to Northwestern Senior High School, as it used to be called.

Karen Aguilar

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
If I could give this a 0 I definitly would!!!! So my brother who has down syndrome was attending summer school there, last week my mom recieved a call notifying her to go to school which they than told her that my brother was missing HOW???!! My brother was gone for three whole hours until they found out he wasn't in school property how irresponsible of them!!! So my mom asks them how does that happen? He has never done this before and all they say is "i dont know" luckily he was found safe and sound at our old apartments the leasing office notified my mom he was there because they had our records and phone number thank god so the next day they call my mom telling her to please send him to school which my mom most definitly did not because this time we found him safe but next time that they are irresponsible even worst can happen but if i were you i would not send your daughter or son who has special needs to this crappy school who are filled with irresponsible neglecting staff!!!!

IGrewup StillDeontefrombladensburg100

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
My father went to this school he graduated here in 1980 him and Martin Lawrence the Comedian went to that school together I got call see and that have my father in those yearbooks.

Katty Cuellar

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017
Best High School in the area! Had a great experience.

Volcious Shelton

Thursday, July 21, 2016
NHS is a really good school, my 2 years experience there as an immigrant/international student was amazing especially my senior year. And its not all base on academics, extra curriculum activities, good organizations & clubs, sports & many more.There are wonderful teachers & counselors who ain't just focus on their assign jobs but involve with the students well-beings, safety & personal problems. I was really blown off when a student(my close friend) got sexually assaulted by another male student & lot of teachers were so into that case, wanting justice for her. The faculties also play a major role in the great upbringing of the kids, they're all doing a great parenting job. I'm so glad to be an alumni for such a great school. I'm a proud wildcat!(class of 2016).