Welcome to the Home of the Rangers!

Welcome to the online home of Northwest Area School District. NASD is a small, rural district located in Shickshinny, Luzerne County, approximately 16 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The district has been in existence since 1955 when several smaller schools combined to form Northwest Area.

Today, Northwest Middle and High School is a comprehensive high school, serving approximately 500 students in grades 7–12. NASD Primary School, located in Huntington Mills, houses our PK–2 students, and our 3–6 graders are at the NASD Intermediate School in Hunlock Creek.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Students,

I am honored to be the superintendent of the Northwest Area School District. Ours is a small learning community, and we are all dedicated to the same thing—your child’s education. Whether our students want to pursue higher education or careers after high school, our schools prepare them for success from a very young age all the way through high school.

Together, our administrative team, faculty, and staff put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into making sure your children’s needs come first. Parent involvement and strong communication between school and home is a priority in all of our schools, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

James McGovern

James McGovern
Superintendent