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Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street    
Waterbury, Connecticut  06702  
   
Public School District
pre-k 12 18600 students
 

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Employer Website: https://www.waterbury.k12.ct.us
 
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The Waterbury Public School system consists of 34 schools and programs which educate our 19,000 students. The 1,700 professional staff and over 1,000 support staff lead the next generation of emerging leaders, in their pursuit to find answers to critical questions and gain knowledge. The diversity of our students is our greatest asset and a source of enormous pride, with 56% being Hispanic, 22% African American, 17% Caucasian and 5.5% of students who identify as other nationalities. Our district is highlighted by neighborhood schools and district wide Pre-K programs that support kindergarten preparedness. We are home to a state of the art Career Academy, a Magnet School of Excellence, comprehensive high schools with rigorous academic offerings, intensive social and emotional support programs and nationally recognized teachers. We offer a variety of student clubs and activities united by culture and innovation, robust sports and athletic programs and a network of community organizations engaged in the education of our children. An unwavering commitment from our elected officials and school community ensures the educational needs of our students remain a priority. WPS is committed to providing high quality instruction by implementing individualized, researched based practices to empower students to reach their own potential and become productive members of society. Our schools foster a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.
 
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