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Northwest Whitfield High School

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School type  Public, high school
Superintendent  Judy Gilreath
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 706-516-2200
Established  1975
Principal  Britt Adams
Language  English
Mascot  Brown bear
Northwest Whitfield High School
Address  1651 Tunnel Hill Varnell Rd, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755, USA
District  Whitfield County School District
School board  Whitfield County School District

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Northwest Whitfield High School is a public high school in the Whitfield County, Georgia school district, United States. The school colors are royal blue and burnt orange, and the mascot is the Bruin. The school is in Class AAAA of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), and is located in Tunnel Hill.


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Northwest Whitfield High School opened in the fall of 1975. It was created by a merger of North Whitfield High School and Westside High School. Southeast Whitfield High School was also opened in fall of 1975 as the Whitfield County School District merged its four high schools into two.


Students can take college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement classes.

Feeder schools

Two middle schools feed into Northwest Whitfield High School: New Hope Middle School and Westside Middle School. Before the opening of Coahulla Creek, North Whitfield Middle was also one of Northwest Whitfield's feeder schools. The recently built Coahulla Creek High School's feeder school is now North Whitfield Middle School.


Northwest Whitfield fields 20 varsity-level teams (10 men's and 10 women's), and competes in Region 7AAAA.

Northwest Whitfield traditionally has three rivals: Southeast Whitfield High School, Dalton High School, and Murray County High School.

Men's sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling
  • Women's sports:

  • Basketball
  • Competition cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • State Champions

  • Baseball: 1982 AAA State Champions
  • Softball:
  • 1987 AAA State Champions
  • 1993 AAA State Champions
  • 2012 AAAA State Champions
  • 2013 AAAA State Champions
  • Track and field:
  • 2006 and 2008 men's pole vault - Nate Woodason
  • 2009 men's pole vault - Jake Bridges
  • 2009 men's 1600 meters - AJ Meyer
  • 2009 women's 400 and 800 meters - Morgan Williams
  • Women's golf: 2009 AAAA State Champions
  • State Runners-up
  • Women's basketball: 1990 AAA State Runner-Up, 2010 AAAA State Runner-Up
  • Track and field: 2008 men's pole vault - Jake Bridges
  • State runs
  • Men's soccer: 2012 Elite 8 (placed 8th in the state), 2013 Semi-Final (placed 3rd in the state)
  • Fine arts

    Fine arts at Northwest consist of choral, band, art, and drama departments.

  • The Band Department has the Sound of the Blazing Blue, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Concert Band, the largest being the Sound of the Blazing Blue with 200 members. The band director is Ben Milam.
  • The Choral Department is Acapella, Northwest Singers, Varsity Choir, and Concert Choir. The choral director is Carla Carroll.
  • The Drama Department consists of One-Act play, class plays, and a large annual spring musical. The director of the Drama Department is Josh Ruben.
  • Notable alumni

  • Jill Dunn - former Jacksonville women's head basketball coach; Virginia Commonwealth assistant women's basketball coach
  • Marla Maples - actress; former wife of Donald Trump
  • Steve Prohm - Iowa State men's basketball coach
  • Steven Carden - GM at Pappadeaux in Birmingham, AL. He has a net worth approaching $40 million
  • Derek Roberts- Sales Manager for multi-billion dollar global fastener manufacturer.
  • References

    Northwest Whitfield High School Wikipedia

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