About Norwalk Public Schools

Welcome to Norwalk Public Schools!

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 20 schools. 

The Norwalk Public Schools district is made up of 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, one alternative high school program and one inclusive pre-school program. Norwalk offers two magnet schools at the elementary level, Columbus Magnet School and Jefferson Science Magnet School, which was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for its work in closing the achievement gap. Norwalk also offers the Mano-a-Mano magnet program at Silvermine Elementary School, a dual language immersion program that evolve into a full magnet school. Norwalk is also home to the Center for Global Studies, an inter-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 Community College and the State of Connecticut. In September, 2016, the state-of-the art- Norwalk Early Childhood Center opened its doors to serve preschool families of both typical and special needs children.  

Our district’s rich diversity is a key part of our strength.  Norwalk students come from a variety of backgrounds, with more than 41% 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 Norwalk public Schools will be the most successful city school system in Connecticut. 

Norwalk Public Schools provides comprehensive special education and bilingual education programs, full day Kindergarten, and expanded Pre-K opportunities.  Before and after-school programs are available throughout the city for both elementary and secondary students. Students can also take advantage of a full array of interscholastic athletics and extra-curricular activities that cover a full range of interests, from computers to chess to community service. Programs like the Center for Youth Leadership, and the Norwalk High School and Brien McMahon Marching Bands, have received national recognition.

As of October 1, 2016, total enrollment in Norwalk Public Schools was 11,393 students.