Award Year: 2014

Norwalk Catholic Elementary School

31 Milan Avenue
Norwalk, OH, 44857-1727

(419) 668-6091

Mrs. Valerie French, Principal at time of Nomination

Norwalk Catholic School

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The mission statement of Norwalk Catholic Elementary School embraces three ideals: to develop Disciples of Christ, promote academic excellence and maintain a respectful environment.

Student Demographics
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students achieve their goals individually yet also work well together.

Students achieve their goals individually yet also work well together.

The motto of Norwalk Catholic Elementary School is, "We Live To Serve." The principal of the school shouts out the first two words of the motto, "We Live.." at any time, the students will immediately respond, "...To Serve!" This fun reminder encapsulates the underlying truth that individuals serve Christ through their respect and service to others. The school culture intentionally reflects the respect shared among the community and foremost for their creator.

Christian formation, excellence in education, and respect for the individual child are priorities for the faculty and staff. Teachers recognize each student’s individual giftedness and strive to help each student reach his or her personal best. Last year the faculty developed two individual learning goals for every student in the areas of reading and math. Teachers met in small groups to review the assessment data and to determine the reachable learning goal for each student. Students not only reached their goal by the end of the school year, many surpassed their goal as they took a directed and purposeful role in their own education. It is the expectation of all stakeholders that each student will reach their full potential and obtain their personal goals.

Norwalk Catholic Elementary students routinely advance to become the leaders in their high school and in the communities they serve as adults.