(641) 637-4187 2163 135th Street, New Sharon, IA 50207
two secondary school students studying in the hallways

Secondary School

Our Mission
Taking the next step in education our Secondary School program allows students to expound upon their elementary education in new ways. Offering students the opportunity to learn in specialized interest areas such as industrial tech, business and computing, family and consumer sciences, foreign language and more. Students are given the independence to choose their area of interest and to enhance their learning experiences. Ensuring that all students have a well-rounded experience so that they are prepared to become competent citizens whether they choose to pursue higher education, the workforce, or other service areas.

From Our Parents & Students

“At North Mahaska there is small town, friendly atmosphere as you walk the halls. People treat each other with respect. It does not matter where you look, whether you watch receptionist, janitors, teachers, students, or administration you will see people treating each other with dignity and kindness.”

Robert & Tani Buchanan


“The appreciation I have for my time at North Mahaska only continues to grow. I enjoyed my time as a student, but it wasn’t until I left that I realized how truly great it is to be a Warhawk. The sense of community that I continue to experience as a Warhawk is unmatched, and it will forever be a part of me.”

Kylie Groenenboom

2012 NM Graduate

“I believe we have a close-knit community that supports a progressive small school. Students build lasting friendships with peers and faculty. They have the opportunity to participate in multiple extracurricular activities. Graduates are well-prepared for success in college or vocation and more importantly in this gig called LIFE”

Marvin Knoot

Alumni and Parent

Recent Warhawk News

North Mahaska NHS Induction

North Mahaska NHS Induction

North Mahaska’s annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society was held on March 16, in North Mahaska Auditorium. A total of nine students, a mixture of juniors and seniors, were inducted this year into the school’s chapter. They include Ben Bunn, Carson...

NM Stage Set to Become a Convent

NM Stage Set to Become a Convent

Conversion is occurring in New Sharon this weekend as students from North Mahaska High School prepare to stage “Sister Act, Jr.” The show will be performed in the school auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. March 17-18. “Sister Act” musical is based on the 1992...

Harmon Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

Harmon Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

The National Honor Society announced that Lane Harmon, a high school senior at North Mahaska and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Since 1946, more than $21 million in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members...