Award Year: 2019

Tracey Magnet School

20 Camp Street
Norwalk, CT, 06851-3797

(203) 899-2960

Mrs. Theresa Rangel, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Norwalk School District

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Tracey is an environment centered on providing all students with the growth mindset, educational skill-set, and moral character to make a difference in the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 17%
  • White: 15%
  • Hispanic: 57%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Tracey Cubs in Action

Tracey Cubs in Action

Tracey Magnet School is a character education school serving a diverse community with over 400 students. Members of the Tracey community focus on whole child education using a set of core beliefs that includes both ethical and performance values. We created a memorable acronym to represent our values, PRINT, representing Problem-solving, Respect, Integrity, Neighborly, and Take Responsibility. Our goal is to motivate students to work hard while striving to be the kind of scholars who will make the world a better place.

In 2019, Tracey was named a National School of character by Our work in this area has become a focal point for our school accomplishments and improvement efforts. The positive culture and climate at Tracey is evident from the moment you arrive. Tracey cub ambassadors greet students and guests at the door. Each week we reinforce our school values at a school-wide student-run community meeting. At Tracey we have learned to view our students as individuals with unique gifts and needs. By tailoring instruction to match student needs, we have succeeded in growing the ability of our students to self -monitor and set their own goals. Tracey embraces a continual growth model and we expect all our students to grow.

Our partnership with community agencies and organizations has enabled us to be creative about meeting student, family, and school needs. Parents are involved in several important decision-making school committees, so their voices and dreams for our school remain at the forefront of what we do.