Our Mission Statement
The New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation works together with parents and the community to provide an outstanding education in a safe, nurturing environment where all are challenged to reach their maximum potential as respectful, responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.
Our Corporation recognizes the parents and community as important members of the educational system.
Parents are welcome in the school buildings, and appointments with teachers, counselors or administrators may be scheduled by calling the school. In addition, each school has an active parent organization that works closely with teachers, administrators, and students to enhance the quality of education.
A Parent Council, a Community Council, and a Multicultural Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from schools and local community organizations and agencies, meet four times a year to provide an open line of communication to central administrators. These representatives have opportunities to provide suggestions and feedback, impacting major directions and projects of the corporation.
An Unsurpassed Education
The New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation is a public school district and has operated as a separate governmental unit since 1956. Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, The New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation presides as a traditional symbol of progressive and visionary excellence. Located in Floyd County, Indiana, directly across the scenic Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, the corporation serves the city of New Albany, the towns of Georgetown, Galena, Floyds Knobs, Greenville, and Floyd County townships covering approximately 149 square miles. Floyd County is a multi-ethnic community of over 71,000 residents with a variety of racial and religious groups and economic levels represented in the student population. Because of the traditions and excellence of the school corporation, and the beauty of Floyd County, many parents are proud to call Floyd County home! For more information on Floyd County, go to: https://www.cityofnewalbany.com
A County of “Firsts”
Always one of Indiana’s most dynamic and innovative school systems, the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation became the first combined city-county school corporation in Indiana when the community’s two school systems consolidated in 1956. New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation provides a comprehensive educational program that encompasses nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, an area vocational school, and alternative school programs. The corporation also houses centers for administration, transportation, facilities, and general services. Of 294 public-school districts in the state, NAFCS is the 15th largest school district in student population and employed the 2002 Indiana State Teacher- of- the-Year, Terri Boutin. Mike Kaiser also won the State Teacher of the Year Award in 1991-1992.
New Albany High School was the first public high school in the state, opening its doors in 1853. The district’s enrollment totals approximately 12,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school programs. The district employs more than 1200 full-time personnel, which includes approximately 750 teachers, and 375 part-time personnel.
- The purpose of education is to discover, share, and seek mastery of knowledge in the pursuit of personal fulfillment, lifelong learning, and the improvement of humanity.
- Administrators and teachers are knowledgeable about child development, curriculum, instruction, technology, supervision, and management theories; they implement exemplary practices.
- All students are challenged to excel.
- Schools provide a safe and nurturing environment.
- Successful schools are a shared responsibility of students, parents, school corporation, and the community.
- Student success requires active parental involvement, encouragement, and support.
- Effective educational programs require high quality, equitable facilities and appropriate allocation of resources to support each student’s needs.
- Diversity, respected and embraced in our schools, makes us stronger.
- The school corporation promotes innovation, supports and respects all participants, and encourages the development of each individual’s maximum potential.
- The consensus process is an effective model for making joint decisions.