Norfolk Public Schools Website

NPS Operating Status: Normal


The mission of Norfolk Public Schools, the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community, is to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society, as distinguished by:
•    Courageous advocacy for all students
•    Family and community investment
•    Data-driven personalized learning
•    Strong and effective leadership teams
•    Shared responsibility for teaching and learning
•    Access to rigorous and rewarding college and career readiness opportunities


Board & Division Priorities

  1. •    Ensure full accreditation
  2. •    Increase academic achievement of all students
  3. •    Improve climate, safety & attendance
  4. •    Become a School Board of Distinction
  5. •    Promote Norfolk Public Schools to reflect outstanding accomplishments of staff, teachers and students
  6. •    Develop and coordinate a capital improvement plan for facilities and technology to enhance teaching and learning
  7. •    Attract, retain, and help to develop strong academic families and highly qualified teachers and staff

Tuesday, Jan. 27 : First meeting of NPS’ new permanent, representative task force to advise the division on matters of diversity, equity, inclusion and climate, 5:30 p.m., Coleman Place Elementary, 2445 Palmyra Street. Click here for more information and to indicate an interest in serving on the task force.

Wednesday, Jan. 28: Information night for the Young Scholars middle school program for gifted learners, 6 p.m., Coleman Place Elementary School, 2445 Palmyra St.

Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29-30: Teacher records and professional learning days; students will not be in school.

Friday, Jan. 30: The Superintendent’s Community Exchange Breakfast, featuring Dr. Samuel T. King's 2015 State of the Schools Address, 7:30 a.m., ODU’s Ted Constant Convocation Center. Click here to learn more and register.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 4: Information nights for the Academy of International Studies at Rosemont, 1330 Branch Rd., 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13 : Deadline for students to apply for NPS middle school specialty programs and/or for the new divisionwide choice school serving grades 3-8. Click here. for more information and to download applications.

2014-2015 Printable Academic Year Calendar

NPS' The Five-Year Strategic Plan

Five-Year Strategic Plan Year 1 Phase 1 Strategic Plan 2013-14 In Progress: Year 2 Phase 1 Strategic Plan 2014-15 Year One Action Plans: Progress to Date Year Two Action Plans: Preliminary Progress

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