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Northwest Rankin High School is proud to be part of the Rankin County School District. The Rankin County School District is 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. Northwest Rankin is the fourth largest high school in the state of Mississippi with a student population of approximately 1650 students. We have a staff of 117 teachers, 4 counselors, and 60 support staff members. We offer 169 different academic courses that are individualized to meet the needs of each student and include regular education courses, vocational education courses, and special education courses. As part of our rigorous curriculum, students are able to earn college credit while they are still enrolled in high school. Northwest Rankin offers seven AP courses and twelve dual credit courses.  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.

Athletic Accomplishments during the 2012-2013 school year:

  • 6A state champions in slow-pitch softball
  • Fast-pitch softball advanced to the second round of the 6A state playoffs
  • Volleyball advanced to the 6A state playoffs
  • Girls’ basketball were district 4A champions, advanced to the state playoffs
  • Boys’ soccer advanced to the quarterfinals in the 6A state playoffs
  • Girls’ soccer advanced to the quarterfinals in the 6A state playoffs
  • Girls’ track were district 4A champions
  • 23 athletic teams were named All-America teams

 Academic Accomplishments during the 2012-2013 school year:

  • Graduating class of 2013 received $6,942,237 in total scholarship awards
  • Graduation rate of 88.3% for the class of 2013
  • 98% of the graduating class of 2013 will attend 2 year or 4 year colleges
  • 50% of the 2013 graduating class graduated with honors or high honors
  • 25 of our graduating seniors received Distinguished Service Awards for over 200 hours of community service
  • Graduating senior named the female Siemens Award winner for 2013 –this prestigious award recognizes one male and one female in the state of Mississippi for their accomplishments and scores on AP tests
  • 162 seniors in the graduating class of 2013 scored 22 or higher on the ACT
  • Schoolwide average ACT score of 21.7
  • Graduating senior received and accepted a military appointment to West Point
  • Graduating senior received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement- this prestigious award is given to 20 JROTC cadets across the nation who have outstanding academics, exceptional JROTC achievements, and fully participate in community service
  • 2013 graduating class had 4 National Merit Finalists and 1 National Merit Semifinalist
  • Graduating senior placed first in the state French competition and fifteenth nationally
  • Two members of the band were named to the prestigious Mississippi Lions All State Band
  • Economics team placed first in the state competition
  • Beta club member was given the National Beta Club Leadership Award
  • Numerous Mu Alpha Theta students and teams placed in the top ten in state math competitions