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About Our District

About our District

Our mission is preparing today's learners to become tomorrow's leaders. 

We want our learners to ask great questions and seek answers. We want learners to not only excel in subjects like math, science, and history, but to also pose and answer thoughtful questions like, mathematicians, scientists,
and historians.   Curious

We want our learners to work well with others. We want them to know how to approach a problem or challenge with the support and perspectives from people with differing ideas and opinions. We want them to know how to agree with an idea and how to constructively disagree with others.  Collaborative 

We want our learners to have fresh ideas and innovative ways of solving problems. Furthermore, we want them to be good "problem finders" - people who are always looking to make their surroundings and the lives of others better through new and creative ideas.  Creative


North West Hendricks has operated as a school unit since July 1, 1965.  The corporation has a 2015-16 enrollment of approximately 1,886 students with an annual operating budget of $21,625,902.00.

You will enjoy our small town environment, access to the Indianapolis area, and available educational opportunities.


Located in the northern most part of Hendricks County are the North West Hendricks Schools, comprised of Eel River, Middle, and Union townships and the incorporated towns of North Salem, Pittsboro and Lizton. 

The district has a total land area of 98.4  square miles.  It is bordered to the north by Boone County, to the east by the town of Brownsburg and Brown Township, the west by Putnam and Montgomery counties, and the south by Marion, Center and Washington townships.


The population of Hendricks County has increased steadily over the past decade in this predominately agricultural community. 

The major employer in the area is Steel Dynamics Steel Corporation, however, the Indianapolis metropolitan area is within 20 to 30 minutes of driving time. Surveys indicate that more than two thirds of Hendricks County residents commute to jobs outside the county, principally within the Indianapolis metropolitan area. 

The commute is easily accessible via Interstate 74 which extends east to west across the northeast edge of the school district.  It connects Danville, Illinois to the west with Indianapolis to the east.

Other arteries of transportation include

  • US Highway 136
    (running parallel to I-74 serving Lizton, Pittsboro and Brownsburg)
  • State Road 39
    (running N-S through the center of the county, intersecting I-74, US 136 and Lizton)
  • State Road 267
    (extending N-S on the eastern edge of the county, intersecting I-74, I-65, US 136, and Brownsburg.)


All schools are commissioned and have full accreditation from the Indiana Department of Education.

There are five in the district.

Special School Programs

The corporation provides the Learner Enrichment and Academic Program (LEAP) at each of its schools. 

Additional educational services are provided to students through the Boone-Clinton-North West Hendricks Special Education Cooperative, Vocational Area 31 and Mid-State Adult Education.


Alumni have the choice of seeking employment in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, attending one of several vocational, technical, or trade schools located in the immediate area, or attending one of 12 colleges or universities located within 55 miles of the district.