Norwalk High School (Connecticut)
|Norwalk High School|
|55 County Street
Norwalk, Connecticut, 06851
|Motto||Our Mission Spells SUCCESS|
|School district||Norwalk School District|
|Superintendent||James A. Connelly|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
The school mascot is a bear and the school colors are green and white. Its crosstown rival is Brien McMahon High School and the two schools compete annually in football on Thanksgiving day. The $4 million Shea-Magrath Sports Complex, which includes the astroturf Testa Field sits just to the south of the school. It replaced the aging Andrews Field, located 1/4 mile west of the school. The school is a member of the FCIAC athletic conference. The school also contains a theater, gymnasium, swimming pool, library, and cafeteria.
The school is divided into 4 lettered houses (A, B, D, and E) with a housemaster in charge of students in his/her house. Norwalk High School also has a Science wing that was built in the mid-late 2000's. Students are assigned lockers, homerooms, and guidance counselors within their house.
The NHS Bears girls' basketball team won the FCIAC championship in 1999, and then lost in the Class LL state championship in 1999. They then won another FCIAC championship in 2000, and won the Class LL state championship in 2000.
The NHS Bears boys' soccer team won the 2002 FCIAC championship and advanced to the FCIAC championship and Class LL state championship in 2004. The NHS Bears boys' team won the 2012 FCIAC state championship.
The NHS Bears baseball team won the FCIAC championship in 2007, then proceeded to be eliminated in the second round of that Class LL state tournament.
The NHS Bears outdoor track team won the FCIAC championship in 1967 and 1995.
- In 2000, it finished 23rd at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championship at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- The band received first place honors at the 1997 and 2005 New York State Field Band Conference championships.
- They have performed during many college bowl games including the: Liberty Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Gator Bowl.
- The band took first place in the Eastern Marching Band Association championships from 1986, 1987, and 1989 through 2000, and the Musical Arts Conference championships in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
- The band won the 2014 Open Class National Championship at US Bands for Group VI Open in MetLife Stadium.
- Erik Bedard, Major League Baseball player
- D. J. Caruso, movie and television director and producer
- Jason Goldman, musician
- Paul Gerken, professional tennis player
- Dr. Edward C. Kendall, 1950 Nobel Prize winner in physiology
- Mickey Kydes, professional soccer player
- Mia Love, politician and former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah
- John D. Magrath, Congressional Medal of Honor honoree for actions taken during World War II
- Forrest McClendon, 1983, actor
- Senator Brien McMahon, former United States Senator and the first chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
- Bob Miller, former National Football League player with the Detroit Lions.
- Calvin Murphy, former National Basketball Association player with the Houston Rockets, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993
- Todd Philcox, former National Football League player with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and San Diego Chargers
- Daniel J. Shea, Congressional Medal of Honor honoree for actions taken during the Vietnam War
- Horace Silver, jazz pianist and composer
- Official School Website
- Norwalk High School Web pages at Great Schools website
- Norwalk High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education