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Who we are

Welcome to Naugatuck High School!

Home of the Greyhounds

architectural rendering of Naugatuck High School

Our mission is to create a community of learners who:

  • Are responsible and engaged community members
  • Demonstrate initiative, persistence, and adaptability
  • Are curious and value risk-taking as part of the learning process
  • Access and analyze information and formulate an opinion
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work individually and on teams to solve real-world problems

Naugatuck High School at a Glance

  • Over $160,000 in scholarships awarded to 2022 graduates
  • 1,350 Students
  • 40 Clubs
  • 14 Advanced Placement classes
  • 24 Honors courses
  • 87% Enroll in college, military or vocational program after graduation


Principal: John Harris

Associate Principal: Eileen Mezzo

Dean of Student Affairs: James Leary

Dean of Student Affairs/Athletic Director: Brian Mariano


Located in the Waterbury Region, Naugatuck is a mix of business and community, where city meets country in an invigorating blend of attributes. It is the home of traditional, close-knit communities and some of the most successful companies in Connecticut. Naugatuck is a socio-economically diverse community of 32,000. Within the Naugatuck Public School System are five elementary schools, two intermediate schools, one middle school, and one high school.

School and Curriculum

Naugatuck High School is a comprehensive public high school serving grades 9-12, with an enrollment of approximately 1230. Naugatuck High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. NHS offers an extensive array of programs and opportunities to meet the needs of its diverse student population. Naugatuck High School’s diversified curricula and assured assessments are designed to promote academic rigor and address students’ needs and talents. Students are required to meet specific course requirements and have the opportunity to select from a variety of elective courses relevant to their personal, educational and career goals. Levels of study include Advanced Placement, Honors, and Academic. If available English for Speakers of Other Languages courses are designed to assist non and limited English speaking students.