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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 – raise floor and ceiling simultaneously to close achievement gaps
  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