At Norwalk Public Schools, our missionis to create a student-focused culture that motivates, challenges and supportseach individual student to his or her highest levels of achievement. Over 1,000dedicated professionals work closely with more than 11,000 students in 19schools.
The Norwalk Public Schools district ismade up of 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, andone alternative high school program. Norwalk offers two magnet schools at theelementary level, Columbus Magnet School and Jefferson Science Magnet School,which was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for its work in closing theachievement gap. Norwalk is also home to the Center for Global Studies, aninter-district high school magnet program housed at Brien McMahon High School,as well as Norwalk Early College Academy, the State’s first early college,P-TECH model program in partnership with IBM, Norwalk CommunityCollege and the State of Connecticut.
Our district’s rich diversity is a keypart of our strength. Norwalkstudents come from a variety of backgrounds, with more than 38% of studentsspeaking a second language at home. TheNorwalk Public School system delivers a learning experience that is rich incultural diversity, as well as one that is reflective of the global society inwhich our graduates will work and live. Our vision is that all students willgraduate prepared to reach their highest potential for college, career andlife-long success in a globally competitive society. At Norwalk Public Schools, we believethat “The World Starts Here.”
Norwalk Public Schools providescomprehensive special education and bilingual education programs, full dayKindergarten, and expanded Pre-K opportunities. Before and after-school programs areavailable throughout the city for both elementary and secondary students. Students can also take advantage of afull array of interscholastic athletics and extra-curricular activities thatcover a full range of interests, from computers to chess to community service.Programs like the Center for Youth Leadership, and the Norwalk High School andBrien McMahon Marching Bands, have received national recognition.
As of October 1, 2015, total enrollment in Norwalk Public Schools was 11,442 students.