The mission of the Derby Public Schools is to provide all students with a high quality, challenging education in a safe, supportive environment, in which to become lifetime learners.
Derby has two elementary schools, Bradley School and Irving School. Irving houses Pre-K - 5 and Bradley houses K - 5. Our elementary schools service approximately 750 students. Along with a challenging academic environment, upper elementary students may take advantage of band, chorus and art enrichment classes.
Derby Middle School was formally housed within the high school building. A brand new state of the art building opened on January 4, 2010 and serves approximately 360 students in grades 6-8. Students selected for the honors program can take advantage of world languages and honors level math and science.
Derby High School has rich and varied academic and co-curricular offerings. At Derby High School, students have the opportunity to participate in applied honors, and Advanced Placement programs. In the last five years, approximately 80% of Derby's graduates have pursued post high school education. The other 20% have entered the military or the work force. Derby High School has placed a major emphasis on the school-to-career model which is reflected in our applied subjects, Career Internship Program and Community Service Program.