The vision of New Haven Public Schools is to ensure that all students will learn, succeed, think independently and value all people. We also strive to provide nurturing, healthy, and safe school environments.
NHPS aim to teach respect, trust, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of individual differences among all students through quality teaching and effective leadership. We also work to make sure that family and community engagement as well as an equitable system of support and resources is provided to everyone.
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Dr. Reginald Mayo, Ph.D.
About Dr. Reginald Mayo, Ph.D. Virginia Union University alum, Dr. Reginald Mayo, Superintendent of the New Haven Public Schools, is a seasoned leader whose 36 years as an educator have culminated in remarkable growth for the New Haven Public Schools. Dr. Mayo was appointed Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools in 1992 and has devoted most of his professional career to the district.
Through his leadership, New Haven became the first district in the State of Connecticut to craft a policy effectively ending the practice of social promotion. New Haven’s retention policy, its mandatory summer school and its Saturday Academies have garnered national press attention and praise from key leaders. The summer school program has emerged as one of the most successful in the State of Connecticut.
The New Haven Public Schools also oversees an early childhood initiative that has expanded the quality and quantity of child care available in the City of New Haven. The City’s school readiness program is one of the most ambitious, with nearly 2,000 new child care slots created just in the past few years for children ages 3 and 4. The district also has the highest percentage of children attending preschool programs of the urban districts in the State of Connecticut.