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
• Ensure full accreditation
• Increase academic achievement of all students
• Improve climate, safety & attendance
• Become a School Board of Distinction
• Promote Norfolk Public Schools to reflect outstanding accomplishments of staff, teachers and students
• Develop and coordinate a capital improvement plan for facilities and technology to enhance teaching and learning
• Attract, retain, and help to develop strong academic families and highly qualified teachers and staff
What's Happening in NPS
Dec. 22 – Jan. 2: Winter Break
Dec. 25 : NPS Closed
Jan. 1 : NPS Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 7: School Board public hearing to receive input on proposed names for the new, citywide choice school serving grades 3-8 at the former Lafayette-Winona Middle School site. The public hearing begins at 7 p.m. at the school, 1701 Alsace Ave. For more information about the proposed school names, click here.
Monday, Jan 12: Joint School Board and Norfolk Council of PTAs meeting to discuss “Growing Family Engagement in NPS,” 6 p.m., Ruffner Academy, 610 May Ave. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered. For more information, click here.
Wednesday, Jan. 14: School Board work session, 1 p.m., Central Administration Building, 800 E. City Hall Ave., 12th floor.