When Northwood was being built, the county called it "Wooten Road Site." A committee (made up of parents and a few staff members) suggested three names (Northwood, Arbor Ridge, and Pinecrest). The committee finally chose the name "Northwood."
Northwood Elementary School
10200 Wooten Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076
Fax: 470- 254-6397
School Hours: 7:40-2:20
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Our school logo was designed in 1996 by Ken Mack-Solden, a Northwood parent and graphic designer. The "N" is not square like a traditional capital letter N. It bends on both sides, showing flexibility. Along with the N, we adopted the motto, "Where reaching for the stars is elementary!" Six stars are inside the N, each star representing each grade level from kindergarten through fifth grade, and a hand reaches upward inside the N toward the stars. The official COLOR of our logo (and we put this color on all stationery, etc.) is PMS 2757. (It is a deep navy blue.) BernhardMod BT is the font we use when spelling out Northwood Elementary as a logo.
In our second year, our art teacher, Lisa Gould, designed three themes for our three wings. These scenes represent three areas of Georgia.
- River Walk (scenes from the rivers and waters of Georgia)
- Seascape (scenes from the coastal areas of Georgia)
- Mountain View (scenes from the mountains of Georgia)
Lisa drew the scenes on the walls, and parents, teachers, and staff members did their best to paint the scenes. During the summer of 2012, our building was repainted. We managed to keep the least damaged sections that could be preserved and restored. Our Foundation funded the restoration and preservation of the original murals
Our outstanding hand-painted, three-dimensional art work in the media center and the cafeteria were done by Icon, Inc. (Artist Mary Jane Stone). The precise painting and intricate details of the artwork are breath-taking. One side of the cafeteria features the great American landmarks and the other side features the great American inventors. These inventors have changed the way our world operates. This art is supposed to inspire students to “reach for the stars.” In addition, the Smart Choices mural was added by Mary Jane Stone in 2016. This mural was voted on by Northwood students and encourages making smart eating and exercise choices for a healthy body and mind.
The Explorer was chosen as our school mascot. We wanted a mascot that could be either a boy or a girl. We wanted a mascot that could be any race. Because the Explorer could go into space, explore the woods, explore the unknown, etc. we felt that this mascot would be without boundaries! The Biplane became a secondary symbol carrying the Explorer. We've used the biplane in many drawings, using our red, white, and blue colors.
Kindergarten- 5th Grade
7:40 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Red, white & blue
Average Enrollment: 650