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Northgate High School (Newnan, Georgia)

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Northgate High School, home of the Vikings, is a high school located in northeastern Coweta County near Newnan, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1996, NGHS is the newest of the three Coweta County high schools.

Northgate High School
Location
3220 Fischer Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265
U.S.
Coordinates33°28′08″N 84°39′59″W / 33.46877°N 84.66638°W / 33.46877; -84.66638Coordinates: 33°28′08″N 84°39′59″W / 33.46877°N 84.66638°W / 33.46877; -84.66638
Information
TypePublic
School districtCoweta County School System
PrincipalMr. Ken Kesselring
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,820 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Crimson red, white, black
MascotViking
Website

Northgate offers four diploma choices: College Prep with Distinction, College Prep, Career/Technical with Distinction, and Career/Technical. Students may also choose a dual diploma program with both college prep and career/tech seals.

Feeder schools include Lee Middle School, Madras Middle School and Arnall Middle School. Madras also feeds into the nearby Newnan High School.

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AthleticsEdit

Northgate has achieved a few state champions in classes AAAA and AAAAA. In 2009, the school's baseball team compiled a 32-5 record and an all-region championship game with Starr's Mill, and defeated them in three games.[2]

Their competition cheerleading won state in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017.[citation needed] Competition cheerleading finished runner-up in 2006 and 2012.[citation needed] They finished third in 2005.[citation needed]

The girls' soccer team won the AAAAA title in 2013 by defeating conference rival Whitewater.[citation needed] In 2014 they appeared again in the Final 4.[citation needed] In 2015, they were region champions and advanced to the state championship game.[citation needed]

The boys' soccer team finished 5A state runner-up in 2016, producing a county-best 19-2-1 record and scoring 98 goals along the way.[citation needed]

NGHS softball won their first championship in 2007, and won again in 2011.[citation needed]

The first state championship in school history was earned by the wrestling squad in 2002. Tyler Askey won his fourth state wrestling championship in 2013, with a perfect record of 194-0.[3]

Band programEdit

In 20 years as a competitive unit, the band has earned 112 Class Championship awards, 39 Divisional Championship awards and 9 Grand Championship awards.[citation needed]

Supposed ghosts and hauntingsEdit

Northgate was built on the land of an old plantation where a slave murdered his master and his master's family over breakfast. Many have reported hearing strange noises at night and smelling bacon and eggs in the morning, specifically on the bottom floor of the 9th grade building. The ninth grade campus is also directly next to a graveyard.[4]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northgate High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-07. Retrieved 2016-02-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ Melissa Davis. "Ghosts Among the Kudzu". Digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-06.