The School District is organized on a PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 plan with students attending a full-day kindergarten and six years of elementary school, followed by three years of middle school and a four-year high school program.
Stanford J. Gibson Primary School serves students in PreK-2 with an approximate enrollment of 540, while Perry Browne Intermediate School serves students in grades 3-5 with an enrollment of approximately 460 students. These facilities provide a modern elementary school program including library media and computer services, instruction in the special areas of art, music, physical education, remedial reading, writing and mathematics, and instruction for students with special learning needs.
Norwich Middle School houses approximately 470 6th through 8th grade students. A modern educational program is offered with an individualized approach to instruction for continuous student progress in the academic subjects. The program includes exploratory classes in art, music, home and career skills, technology and second languages. A library media center is available and opportunities are provided for students to participate in such extra-curricular activities as interscholastic and intramural sports, vocal and instrumental music groups, and a variety of club activities.
Norwich High School offers a comprehensive program of academic courses and activities to approximately 610 students in grades 9-12. Norwich High School runs on a rotating two day schedule with four quarters. Classes are 74 minutes in length. In addition to college preparatory courses, extensive course selections are available in business, technology education, home & career skills, art and music. An extensive extracurricular program in athletics, music and a variety of other activities is available for high school students. Norwich High School is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and Middle Atlantic Association of Schools and Colleges. Norwich High School uses a numerical marking system. Class Rank is computed for all seniors at the end of the junior year and again at the end of the first semester of the senior year.
All school buildings include state-of-the-art computer facilities.
About our Community
The Norwich City School District is located in Chenango County approximately forty miles north of Binghamton and forty-five miles south of Utica. The City School District was created in 1954 through consolidation of twenty-one common school districts with that of the City of Norwich. We are one of seven City-Central school districts in New York State. With an estimated 1995 population of 12,000, the greater Norwich area is the seat of Chenango County and serves as the commercial and cultural focus of the largely rural area.The Norwich area is largely rural in character, but the City of Norwich is largely commercial and industrial. The City is the home of such manufacturers as Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (pharmaceuticals); Unison Industries (jet engine ignition systems and electronic products); QUEST International-Sheffield Products, Inc. (dairy by-products); and Norwich Aero Products Inc. (electronics). The city is the business center of Chenango County, which ranks tenth in the number of dairy farms in the State.
The community is served by a modern and fully accredited 123-bed hospital. The county seat is located in Norwich where a modern county office building, county court house and other county facilities are located.
Norwich is within driving distance to such SUNY colleges as SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Cortland, as well as having an extension of SUNY Morrisville located in Norwich. Colleges and Universities within driving distance include Colgate University, Syracuse University, Hartwick College and Hamilton College.
There are six public parks within the city, one equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and another houses an outdoor skating rink.
The community's cultural diversity includes an active Chamber of Commerce. Please visit this site and the City of Norwich site for more information.
The city is host to several weekend cultural and family fun events throughout the year. Such activities as Balloon Fest, Pumpkin Fest, Colorscape Chenango, Jazz Festival, County Fair and the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament draw thousands of participants to the city center yearly. Norwich is also home to the Chenango County Historical Society and the Northeast Classic Car Museum.