Established in 1954, Northwest Community Schools is one of the largest districts in Jackson County. Northwest provides some of the most outstanding educational and extra-curricular programs in the area. The district includes approximately 144 square miles and serves 3,200 students in Pre- Kindergarten through Twelfth grade.

    Over 350 experienced, dedicated teaching and supportive staff members provide professional learning experiences and services. The large majority of the teaching and administrative staff have obtained advanced degrees and continue to upgrade their professional skills. All staff members are provided opportunities for in-service and self-improvement activities.

    Northwest Community Schools proudly serve more than 25,000 residents with quality programs, excellent services and expectations for high achievement

    At Northwest Community Schools, we believe....

    In high student achievement for all students.
    That learning is relevant to the real world.
    That students will become lifelong critical thinkers and problem solvers in a global society.
    In the individual learning needs of all students.
    In using appropriate teaching and learning strategies that are researched and best practices.
    In using integrated technology in all areas of education.
    That interpersonal relationships are vital to increased student learning.
    In multi-way communication with community, parents, staff, and students.

    District Telephone/Fax Numbers
    Location: Telephone Fax
    District Main Telephone Number  517-817-4700 517-569-2395
    Northwest High School School  517-817-4701 517-569-2935
    Northwest Alternative High School  517-817-4702 517-569-2870
    R.W. Kidder Middle School  517-817-4703 517-569-2931
    Northwest Elementary School  517-817-4704 517-789-8467
    Parnall Elementary School  517-817-4705 517-784-0643
    Northwest Child Care Center 517-817-4706 -
    Transportation Department  517-817-4707 -
    Northwest Food Service  517-817-4709 -
    Central Office  517-817-4710 517-569-2395