Northwest High School

NWHS

Announcements

Northwest High School and Waukee High School Recognize Athletes on National Signing Day 2024

Northwest Student Athletes: Aliyah Al-Hameed | Basketball | Northwest Missouri State University Sandro Bilic | Basketball | Mount Mercy University Maitlynn Bucklin-Pagano | Rowing | University of Iowa Koufax Christensen | Wrestling | University of Oklahoma Cooper Collins...

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Waukee Leader Receives 2024 Iowa Fine Arts Administrator of the Year

Judi Roland, the associate principal at Waukee High School, was selected to be the 2024 Iowa Fine Arts Administrator of the Year. The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) and...

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Nicholas Ross
Principal at Northwest High School
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Kim Tierney
Associate Principal at Northwest High School
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Christie Pitts
Assistant Principal at Northwest High School

Get to know Principal Ross

I am honored to serve our students, families, staff, and community as the principal of Waukee Northwest High School.  I am dedicated to building upon our successes, and continuing the longstanding Waukee Community School District tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and fine arts.

I have served Waukee Community Schools since 2009 as both a teacher and administrator. Most recently as the Associate Principal at Northwest High School, and prior to that as an Assistant Principal at Waukee High School for four years. Prior to my time with Waukee Community School District, I was a teacher and head football coach in Atlantic, Iowa.  I hold a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and a master’s degree from The University of South Dakota.

I reside in the Waukee District with my wife Natalie, also an educator in Waukee, and our three children. We feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to raise our kids in this community and school district. I look forward to collaborating with our students, families, staff, and community to prepare all students to be successful upon graduation.

Class & Lunch Schedule

Regular Schedule

  • 8:10 - 9:44 a.m. – Block 1

  • 9:50 - 11:24 a.m. – Block 2

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15/12:47 - 1:30 p.m. – B Lunch Block 3

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – C Lunch Block 3

  • 11:58 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – A Lunch Block 3

  • 1:36 - 3:10 p.m. – Block 4

Regular Lunch Schedule

  • 11:24 - 11:54 a.m. – A Lunch

  • 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. – B Lunch

  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. – C Lunch

Advisory Schedule

  • 8:10 - 9:34 a.m. – Block 1

  • 9:40 - 11:05 a.m. – Block 2

  • 11:11 - 11:39 a.m. – Advisory

  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:26/12:58 - 1:39 p.m. – B Lunch Block 3

  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:09 p.m. – C Lunch Block 3

  • 12:13 - 1:39 p.m. – A Lunch Block 3

  • 1:45 - 3:10 p.m. – Block 4

Advisory Lunch Schedule

  • 11:39 a.m. - 12:09 p.m. – A Lunch

  • 12:26 - 12:56 p.m. – B Lunch

  • 1:09 - 1:39 p.m. – C Lunch

The Family Info Hub

Whether you’ve been a family in the district for several years or this is your first year enrolling a student, this is a great place for you to find information that will be helpful for:

  • Checking student schedules
  • Paying fees
  • Receiving communication from the teacher, building, and district
  • Adding money to lunch accounts
  • Monitoring your student’s one-to-one device

Check it out