About Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk’s schools educate approximately 33,000 students every day, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Full-day preschool classrooms ensure that 1,998 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds enter school with critical early literacy and numeracy skills.
NPS has an astounding array of academically challenging programs from which to choose, including five middle school specialty programs, five high school specialty programs, three K-8 choice schools, one 3-8 school, two Pre-K-2 schools, two 3-5 schools, and one Pre-K-8 school.
NPS is proud of its 2,276 classroom teachers, whose laser focus is helping students achieve at high levels. Our teachers are led and inspired by 57 principals and site directors. NPS employs close to 4,495 full-time, permanent staff members.
Theory Of Action
Norfolk Public Schools students will develop their individual potential, maximize skills for lifelong learning, and successfully contribute to a global society. All personnel will intentionally facilitate an environment that supports exemplary and innovative teaching and learning opportunities in every school, in every classroom, every day, for every student – no exception.