Welcome to Norwood Park Elementary

Message from Mrs. Ruiz…

Monique Ruiz, Principal
Monique Ruiz, Principal

Welcome to Norwood Park Elementary School, home of the Roadrunners! Norwood Park is one of the smallest Title 1 schools in Lincoln Public Schools. It is tucked in the northeast corner of Lincoln, Nebraska, where it has served the local community for over 100 years! Norwood Park School became a part of Lincoln Public Schools in 1930 when Havelock was annexed. The building dates from 1921. The school was named for its area subdivision.

At Norwood Park, our staff is committed to providing an innovative and excellent education to the 250+ Preschool through 5th grade students we serve. Specialist teachers in art, music, physical education, computer science, and library media use their expertise and talents to provide a well rounded program for our students. We strongly believe that partnering with families and community members is vital to our students’ educational success and embrace opportunities to build these relationships. We encourage both family members and community groups to get involved in our school community.

At Norwood Park Elementary School, we provide a caring, safe, and productive environment that promotes high levels of student engagement and effort. There are three school-wide expectations for behavior at Norwood Park Elementary School: Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible.

Norwood Park Elementary School’s talented staff is committed to making school a great experience for our students. Our staff work diligently to provide instruction for students at their success level, and differentiate instruction so all students are challenged and feel success.  We honor the unique strengths, talents, and diversity of each of our students and dedicate our efforts to help each of them experience individual success.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our school at 402-436-1155  or email me at mruiz@lps.org to learn more.

Mrs. Monique Ruiz, Principal

Norwood Park Vision Statement

At Norwood Park Elementary School we promote continuous, active learning in a friendly, caring and safe environment by:

*Keeping the learning needs of our students first;

*Striving for excellence;

*Working in partnership with families and the community;

*Providing children with opportunities and expecting success.