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Naugatuck Board of Education                         Contact: Superintendent Sharon Locke

Contact: Jennifer Gelband                              Naugatuck Public Schools

Communications Specialist                             Tel: (203) 720-5265

Tel: (203) 720-5265 x1062                             May 11, 2017




NAUGATUCK, Conn.; May 11, 2017 — Naugatuck Public Schools is pleased to announce the Committee on Public Secondary Schools voted at its April meeting to award Naugatuck High School continued accreditation in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


The accreditation occurs every 10 years for New England schools choosing to be members. The process involved a self-study followed by a visit to the school by members appointed by NEASC who interviewed staff and parents, shadowed students and reviewed curriculum, teaching, assessment, policies, procedures, staffing, and the facility.


In its correspondence notifying NHS of its reaccreditation, the NEASC cited areas of commendation and areas for improvement to School and District officials. Among the accolades NHS received were:


  • the development and promotion of the schools newly adopted core values, beliefs, and expectations for student learning
  • the development and adoption of challenging school-wide analytic rubrics to assess student achievement of the school’s 21st century learning expectations
  • the reflection of the school’s beliefs, core values, and learning expectations in a wide variety of school programs
  • the existing curricula across disciplines
  • the availability of technology for teachers
  • the collective support and resourcefulness of teachers to acquire and share instructional materials
  • the highly qualified and devoted professional staff
  • the culture of collaboration among faculty
  • the commitment to offering students a variety of personalized learning experiences
  • the many and varied opportunities for student to engage in authentic learning
  • the teachers’ use of common planning time across the school
  • the pervasive practice of providing students with rubrics and other criteria prior to summative assessments
  • the wide range of formative and summative assessment strategies across all learning areas
  • the practice of reporting individual student progress to students and parents through PowerSchool


The entire NEASC visiting team report and letter to the school are available on the District website:



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