New Norwalk High School

December 10, 2019

A major contributing factor to successful educational outcomes is an environment that is conducive to learning. Investments in facilities that meet the needs of modern day instruction provide for the best returns. I am looking forward to the new high school’s completion for the benefit of all our Norwalk students.

In addition to the thousand-student population of Norwalk High School, the campus will additionally support P-TECH Norwalk, formerly referred to as the Norwalk Early College Academy, while expanding its enrollment from 400 to 500 students. The 500-student Norwalk Visual and Performing Arts Academy will also be included in the new campus.

Meeting the educational needs of Norwalk’s children is a challenge. Norwalk High was built 50 years ago and is reaching the end of its useful life. We need to start the discussion about what will take its place and how to best prepare our students for the future.

With that thought in mind, we need to insist that the 2000 Norwalk High students enrolled in P-TECH, the Arts Academy and Norwalk High are taught in state-of-the-art, multipurpose educational spaces that are wired for the latest technology, are energy efficient and equipped with the necessary tools to give our children every chance to thrive and succeed.