A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Quarterly, Vert and Argent, between a polestar throughout Or, (Gold) in the first quarter an atomic symbol, in the second quarter a torch, in the third quarter an open book and in the fourth quarter a winged foot all Or, center above the shield, issuant from two swords in saltire, point upwards, a Cavalier's bust Or. All encircled by a Green designation band bearing two stars on either side between inscription "NORTH ROWAN HIGH SCHOOL" at top and "SPENCER N.C." at bottom all in Gold letters.
Kelly green and gold are the school colors. The Cavalier is the school's mascot and reflects the strength and spirit of the cadets. The torch and atomic symbol represent the school's academic curriculum, the winged foot signifies the active athletic program, and the crossed swords denote teamwork and camaraderie. The polestar is taken from the school's coat of arms and signifies the high aim of the Cavalier Battalion. The stars represent the two high schools that were consolidated into North Rowan High School.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 23 November 2012.