Located on West 34th Street, Northwest High School is one of three IPS high schools built in response to rapid suburbanization of Indianapolis in the 1950s and 60s. The school opened in September 1963. The sophomore and junior classes transferred to Northwest from other area high schools, mainly George Washington.
The school's unique mascot, the "Space Pioneer," is a reference to the United States space program underway during the school's founding. Graduates of Northwest include actress Kristina Wagner, professional basketball player Rodney Carney and Paul Spicer, NFL defensive end.
The Indianapolis Public Library and its digitization partner, IUPUI University Library, are happy to present this digital collection of Northwest High School materials from the Indianapolis Special Collections Room of the Indianapolis Public Library published here with the generous funding of The Library Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation.