Natomas High School was built in 1997. The physical plant of Natomas High School is simply beautiful. The 60+ acres boasts a park-like setting and includes two softball fields, two baseball fields, two soccer fields, newly renovated all-weather track and field/football stadium, and swimming pool complex. The Natomas High School community prides itself on its well-maintained performing arts center and Black Box theater, outdoor amphitheater, dance room, two gyms, recently renovated – state of the art weight room, full kitchen and multipurpose room. The academic settings of Natomas High School create an excellent learning environment for students including chemistry and physics labs, library media center, a fully functional TV production studio and an Engineering Lab. Recently, the entire Science and Career Tech Classrooms were renovated with new equipment and technology.
Natomas High is a comprehensive, AP Capstone, neighborhood school that uses Advanced Placement courses, CTE Pathways, and campus programs to support students to graduate College and Career Ready. With Safety, Optimism, Achievement, and Respect, the Nighthawk Way is to connect each student with a sense of belonging and support on campus to graduate empowered to choose the future, and SOAR into it with success!
At NHS, students have the opportunity to earn an AP Capstone diploma, take a variety of Advanced Placement courses, and experience Career Technical Education Pathways offered in Engineering, Health, Automotive, and Digital Media.
A variety of campus programs, including traditional athletics, music, and student activities, are leveraged to provide student connections and create belonging on campus.
With a College and Career Center at the heart of the campus, support for students within the school day is provided through college-focused programs such as EAOP (Early Academic Outreach Program), Educational Talent Search (ETS), and Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT), as well as peer mentoring programs such as Link Crew and Conflict Resolution. Further support for student success is offered beyond the school day through opportunities in Homework Center, Peer Tutors, and ACT Preparation Courses. With a belief that the achievement gap can and must be eliminated, universal access for students to college and career readiness is provided, as in each student taking within the school day both the PSAT and SAT College Admission Test once through the course of high school at NHS.
A Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) school focus on Safety, Optimism, Achievement, and Respect (SOAR) is embedded in school systems and student recognition, as demonstrated in the weekly student-produced news program, “NTV”, which carries the messages crafted by the stakeholders of Natomas High School, and through celebration of “Top Hawk” Honor Roll and Academic Improvement. With a core value of being committed, collaborative, caring, and exemplary, staff regularly collaborate in the use of Common Core State Standards-aligned curriculum, data-driven instruction, and assessment for learning in support of student success. With an understanding that “our diversity is our strength”, NHS prides itself in acceptance and recognition of culture, background, and differences of each of our students that collectively make up the Nighthawk Family.