- Norwalk High School (Connecticut)
Norwalk High SchoolOur Mission Spells SUCCESS Location 23 Calvin Murphy Dr.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Information Type Public Established 1902 Principal Leonard Mecca Faculty about 100 Enrollment approx. 1,700 Information (203) 838-4481 Colors
Green and white
Norwalk High School is a secondary school located in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. It is the oldest high school in Norwalk, created in 1902. The current building for the school was built in 1971. The principal of the school is Lenny Mecca.
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 5 lettered houses (A, B, D, E, and S) with a housemaster in charge of students in his/her house. 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 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.
The Norwalk High School marching band has placed highly in regional and national competitions. The marching band practices on the Andrews Field parking lot.
- 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 1989 through 2000, and the Musical Arts Conference championships in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2009.
- D. J. Caruso, movie and television director and producer.
- Dr. Edward C. Kendall, 1950 Nobel Prize winner in physiology.
- Raffaele Longo, USAPL Powerlifting Gold Medalist.
- John D. Magrath, Congressional Medal of Honor honoree for actions taken during World War II.
- Forrest McClendon, 1983, actor.
- Senator Brien McMahon, a former United States Senator and the first chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
- Calvin Murphy, former National Basketball Association player with the Houston Rockets, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.
- Daniel J. Shea, Congressional Medal of Honor honoree for actions taken during the Vietnam War.
- Horace Silver, jazz pianist and composer.
- Official School Website
- The Norwalk High School Alumni Association, includes Norwalk High School history, reunion information, and a virtual yearbook
- Classes of 1967 and 1972 including complete yearbooks, current directories, reunion photos, and forums
- Norwalk High School Marching Band Website
- Norwalk High School boys soccer team, field hockey team, and girls lacrosse team Websites
- Norwalk High School Web pages at Great Schools website
- Norwalk High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education
Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference
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