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Support Black & Gold Fridays

Black and Gold Fridays is a program championed by the reservoir area K-12 schools and the Flowood Chamber of Commerce to help build a sense of community and pride among our families, patrons, businesses and schools. By participating in Black and Gold Fridays during the 2015 football season and possibly extending commitments into other sports seasons, local businesses will increase their customer base with discounts or promotions; patrons will benefit from the discounts; and the schools will receive advertisement and support for their respective teams. All you have to do is wear any BLACK and GOLD on Friday and visit one of these 60 sponsors. CLICK HERE to find a listing of participating businesses. NINETEEN other great supporters (CLICK HERE) of our school zone that can not offer specific discounts on Fridays. Thank you for supporting Black and Gold Fridays!

You can purchase a t-shirt by CLICKING HERE as merely a way for us to show the community that we support them as well.
Connect 4 Success
Northwest Rankin School Zone and the Flowood Chamber of Commerce Education Committee are implementing a new mentoring program called Connect 4 Success based on the Check and Connect program developed by the University of Minnesota. Our goal is to help at risk, disengaged students become engaged and successful in school and in our community. We believe that all students have abilities, strengths, can learn, can make progress, and can change their level of engagement at school and with learning. We are excited to work with you this school year. Together, we can help make this a great school year for our students!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH COMMUNITY REVEAL VIDEO For more information on these two programs, contact Flowood Chamber of Commerce or Northwest Rankin High School.

Northwest Rankin High School is proud to be part of the Rankin County School District, the third largest school district in the state of Mississippi and holds the proud distinction of having an “A” accreditation, which is the highest accreditation rating given to schools by the Mississippi Department of Education. As part of NW rigorous curriculum, students are able to earn college credit while they are still enrolled in high school. Our well-trained and dedicated teachers work diligently to educate and promote students who are ready for the challenges of employment and college. The administration, teachers, support staff, and counselors hold every student to high standards and expectations. We are proud to be considered an academic institution that promotes innovative teaching practices while also preparing our students for the competitive global economy of tomorrow. NW is currently working on implementing a 1:1 ratio with students and computers.
Northwest Rankin High School’s Achievements
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) “High Schools That Work” Gold Award Winner
  • Rated as Star School, the highest rating by MS Department of Education
  • ACT average matches national average: Composite 22.3
  • One of four pilot high schools in Mississippi given a $500,000 grant for High School Redesign
  • 4th largest high school in the state


  • 1633 Students in grades 9-12
  • 7 Administrators
  • 111 Faculty
  • 4 Counselors
  • Over 60 Support Staff members
  • 169 Course offerings, including:
    • Regular Education
    • Dual Credit
    • Advanced Placement
    • Vocational Education
    • Special Education
  • Suburban area

National Merit Scholars 

  • The class of 2012 had 4 National Merit Finalists
  • The class of 2013 had 4 National Merit Finalists
  • The class of 2014 had 3 National Merit Semi Finalists & 2 National Merit Finalists
  • The class of 2015 has 6 National Merit Finalists, 1 National Merit Semi Finalist,  1 Commended & 2 National Achievement Finalists

Advanced Placement Courses Offered 

  • AP Art
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Calculus
  • AP US Government
  • AP US History
  • AP Economics
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP French
  • AP Physics
  • AP Statistic
  • AP Computer Science

Dual Credit Courses Offered

  • DC American Literature I
  • DC British Literature I
  • DC Composition I and II            
  • DC General Biology I and II        
  • DC Western Civilization I and II
  • DC College Algebra
  • DC College Trigonometry
  • DC Public Speaking                                       

College Attendance (Class of 2015)

  • 92% attended college
  • 57.3% attended four-year college
  • 34.8 % attended two-year college
  • 3% military
  • 5% workforce

Senior Project

Senior project presents each senior with an opportunity to display the following skills: reading, writing, speaking, accessing and processing information, thinking, self-discipline, problem-solving, organization, and implementing technology.  These skills are showcased through a five phase process that includes a typed/word processed research paper, mentoring, community service, portfolio, and a presentation which synthesizes all aspect/phases.  Senior project topic is based on new knowledge and provides growth through a new learning experience, mentoring, and community service. 

Student Population

  • Percentage of students economically disadvantaged:  16%
  • Enrollment by Minority/Ethnic Groups:
    • White 68.7%
    • African American 24.2%      
    • Asian 3.7%
    • Hispanic 2.8%
    • American Indian/Alaskan <1%

Graduates with 22 or higher on ACT

  • 45% of students made 22 or higher on ACT
  • 15 students made 30 or higher (2 perfect 36 scores)

Star Students in the class 2015

  • 3 Star Students
  • 3 Star Teachers

Scholar Athlete for class of 2015

  • 22 students met this criteria
  • Received academic and athletic scholarships