NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
North Central High School is a 4 year public high school just north of downtown Spokane, WA. NC is part of the Spokane Public School District, which is an open enrollment school district.
Enrollment at NC is around 1200 students which puts us in the 3A (2nd to largest) Classification in the state of WA.
NC has been localy and nationally honored academically.
U.S.News magazine has NC ranked:
2016 - #1 in Eastern WA - #16 in the State of WA - #1180 in the Nation - Click to See Entire List
Best High Schools in the Nation List, based on Advanced Placement classes and exams
Newsweek magazine has NC ranked:
2015 - #1 in the State of WA - #244 in the Nation
Beating the Odds High School (preparing students for college, while overcoming economic disadvantage)
North Central High School has a long tradition of wrestling in the Greater Spokane League and the state of WA.
Some quick facts about NC wrestling (In the last 8 years):
2014 STATE TEAM CHAMPIONS
2015 State Team Runner-Ups
2015 Regional Team Champions
2015 District Team Champions
2015 Dream Duals Team Champions
Made top-10 leaderboard 7 times
Defeated Shadle (Our Rival) 7 out the last 8 years
7 State Individual Champions
17 State Finalists
42 State Placers
ACADEMICS AND NEW CONSTRUCTION
North Central High School in fall of 2014 opened the Institute of Science and Technology. This new building is focused around S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
On the top floor there are two of the best high school science labs in the Nation!!! Students have the option of progressing through an advanced curriculum that include biomedical technology, biological solutions, and genomic research – including extracting and amplifying DNA, gene sequencing, genetic fingerprinting, and other sophisticated analytical tools. Along the way, they learn how laboratory sciences can solve real-world problems such as loss of diversity among rare and endangered species. Many previous students have moved into college in science-based fields. Many are working alongside graduate students in university research laboratories.
This winter we will began construction on a brand new two story cafeteria that will be the center of the school and bring the new and old building together.