The Northwest Area School District (NASD) is a public school district in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA. The Northwest Rangers, named after their mascot, the Ranger, are comprised from the boroughs of New Columbus and Shickshinny, as well as the townships of Hunlock, Union, Huntington and Fairmount. A map of the district The student body is separated into a primary, intermediate and junior/senior high school. The NASD encompasses approximately 117 square miles. According to 2000 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 9,172. In 2009, the residents' per capita income was $16,665 while the median family income was $42,524.