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

All Month: Music in Our Schools, Middle Level Education and Youth Art months

March 3-April 20: Youth Art Month Exhibition, Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Ave.

Wednesday, April 9: School Board regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Central Administration Building, 800 E. City Hall Ave., 12th floor.

Thursday, April 10: Superintendent's Community Exchange, 6 p.m., Ruffner Academy, free and open to the public. Click here to register.

April 14-18: Spring break

April 22-30: All parents are invited to participate in NPS' PreK and Kindergarten Roundup at select high schools from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Dinner will be served). Click here for location dates/times.


Monday, April 28: Public hearing regarding the closure of Lafayette-Winona Middle School, 6 p.m. at Lafayette-Winona, 1701 Alsace Ave. Visit to read more about the NPS Transformation Initiative, which will transform Lafayette-Winona into a divisionwide choice school offering a pre-International Baccalaureate program and serving grades 3-8.

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