Norwalk Public Schools is the most successful city school system in Connecticut. Norwalk students as a whole exceed state average achievement while high needs students have the smallest achievement gap. Students’ needs and interests are met through a wide range of school and program choices that promote diversity and broaden achievement. All students are taught by exemplary educators in nurturing, safe and attractive schools. Students read on grade level by end of grade 3, leave 8th grade equipped to do rigorous high school work, and graduate from high school college and career ready.
At Norwalk Public Schools, our mission is to create a student-focused culture that motivates, challenges and supports each individual student to his or her highest levels of achievement. Over 1,000 dedicated professionals work closely with more than 11,000 students in 19 schools. The Norwalk Public Schools district is made up of 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative high school program. Norwalk is also home to the Center for Global Studies, an inter-district high school magnet program, Norwalk Early College Academy, a collaboration between NPS, Norwalk Community College and IBM, and the Norwalk Early Childhood Center, an inclusive PreK program that opened in September 2016.
Our district’s rich diversity is a key part of our strength. Norwalk students come from a variety of backgrounds, with more than 38% of students speaking a second language at home. The Norwalk Public School system delivers a learning experience that is rich in cultural diversity, as well as one that is reflective of the global society in which our graduates will work and live. Our vision is that all students will graduate prepared to reach their highest potential for college, career and life-long success in a globally competitive society.