Richard C. Briggs High School

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Richard C. Briggs High School
Richard C. Briggs High - Norwalk, CT 065.JPG
School building bearing CVA initials, 22 April 2012
350 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Type Public
Opened 1938[1]
Principal Marie Allen
Faculty approx. 16
Enrollment approx. 120[2]
Information (203) 899-2820

Richard C. Briggs High School is a secondary school located in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. It opened in 1938 as a replacement for the Winnipauk School.[3] Later it was turned into the secondary level Center for Vocational Arts but is now named after Dr. Richard C. Briggs, who was superintendent of Norwalk schools from 1971 to 1980. Now Briggs High is an alternative to the two traditional high schools (Norwalk and McMahon). Its current principal is Marie Allen. [1]

Briggs students have the opportunity to enroll in the Briggs-Norwalk Community College Academy, in which they can take college classes at Norwalk Community College while they are still in high school. There is an active photography program at Briggs High School.

The class of 2007 included 22 graduates.[4]

In January 2007 Briggs was listed by the ConnCAN educational research consultancy as number 7 in their list of Connecticut schools making significant progress in shrinking the gap between white and minority students on standardized test scores, and it was the only high school in the top 10 on the list.[5]

In August 2008 the school underwent some external refurbishments that included a new sign and trees planted in front of the building. Materials and labor were provided by volunteers from a nearby office of the General Electric corporation.[2]

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  1. ^ "STRATEGIC SCHOOL PROFILE Briggs High School" (PDF). March 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  2. ^ a b Pignataro, Mike (August 15, 2008). "Briggs High School Receives a Facelift". Norwalk Citizen~News. 12 (33): A1,A9. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  3. ^ The original 19th century stone building that had previously served as the Winnipauk School is still standing across the street from Briggs and is privately owned.
  4. ^ Briggs High School : Briggs High School : Graduating Class of 2006 - 2007
  5. ^ Fenwick, Alexandra (January 6, 2007). "Schools crack top 10 on progress list". Stamford Advocate. 

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Coordinates: 41°08′17″N 73°25′33″W / 41.138065°N 73.425863°W / 41.138065; -73.425863