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Norwalk Public Schools – Connecticut’s #1 City School District

Norwalk Public Schools is the most successful city school district 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 learn to read at the elementary school level and leave 8th grade equipped to do rigorous high school work. Our students graduate from high school and become career-ready and are prepared for college.

Why Norwalk?

Only 45 minutes from New York City, this lively coastal community in Fairfield County offers unique cultural experiences, award-winning beaches, shopping opportunities, restaurants and night life. The Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stones Children’s Museum gets more than 750,000 visitors a year and are complimented by the annual events including the SoNo Arts Festival, Oyster Festival and the In-Water Boat Show. SoNo is a historic boat harbor, which now serves as a hub for vibrant dining, retail, and entertainment with growing businesses and a residential community. The Norwalk shoreline provides access to some of Connecticut’s best boating, public beaches, lighthouses, protected islands and marinas. Norwalk is home to a variety of parks and outdoor destinations including Cranbury Park. The park’s expansive 227 acres offers a series of wooded trails and a dog friendly environment in the orchard, along with the lovely limestone Tudor Revival Gallaher mansion.

With its great location and quality housing options, Norwalk has something for everyone! Apartment living in Norwalk offers residents an urban-suburban mix and feel, with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and families choose to live in one of Norwalk’s diverse residential areas.

School Assigments

The Norwalk Board of Education reserves the right to change school assignments.  Because of the complexity of the contents of school assignment guidelines, Norwalk Public Schools is not responsible to any outside party for damages or loss resulting from conclusions, assumptions, acts, determinations or decisions drawn from this information. 

For additional information on school assignments, or to look up by street name, please click here.

State of the Schools 

Each year, NPS compiles the State of the Schools report as a look back at last year’s achievements. The 2019-20 school year marked the final year of the Strategic Operating Plan approved by the Norwalk Board of Education in 2016. As the district moves forward to develop a new Strategic Operating Plan to guide NPS through the next five years, the State of the Schools reports on recent accomplishments.

Please click here to view the NPS State of the Schools Report 2020.

To obtain a hard copy of the NPS State of the Schools brocure in English, please email communications@norwalkps.org