The mission of Omaha Northwest High School, a Community of Learners, is to provide educational opportunities which enable all students to achieve and lead in academic success.
The vision of Omaha Northwest High School, a Community of Learners, is to prepare students for the 21st Century.
Northwest High Magnet School
Home of the Huskies
Omaha Northwest High Magnet School at 8204 Crown Point Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska is located on a 61-acre campus in northwest Omaha. Completed in 1971, it is the newest of the seven high schools in the OPS district. Further renovations were completed in 2004, adding several classrooms and improving the choral and band facilities. The current principal of Omaha Northwest High is Herman Colvin.
Special features within the building include an 800 seat auditorium center, a 2,200 seat gymnasium (with two balcony areas for physical education instruction and interscholastic athletics), a 6,000 seat football field, and the latest equipment for students in specialized areas such as computer technology, art, business, mathematics, industrial technology and science.
Northwest's colors are scarlet, navy, and old gold. Its mascot is the Husky.
In 1994, the Omaha Public Schools began implementation of the EXCELS process, an accreditation model focused on student achievement and participation in school and learning. The current cycle (2005 - 2010) includes the following goals:
Goal 1: All students will increase reading comprehension skills across the curriculum.
Goal 2: All Students will improve writing across the curriculum
Goal 3: All students will improve problem-solving skills across the curriculum.
Goal 4: All students will demonstrate respect and responsibility for others in the learning environment and school activities.