Superintendent of Schools


From the Desk of the Superintendent

The Town of Cheshire has much to be proud of, but it is hard to argue that the Cheshire Public Schools isn’t the crown jewel.  Focused on the development of social-emotional and complex thinking skills in our students, Cheshire has become one of the top-performing school districts in Connecticut.  Cheshire ranked 9th of 166 school districts in the State’s latest school district rankings for overall performance.  Student academic performance has risen from 35th in Connecticut in 2016 to 8th in 2023 driving Cheshire’s climb in state rankings.  What is more impressive is that this ranking reflects more than the district’s academic success.  Graduation rates, arts access, attendance, and several other factors of school district health were considered when calculating overall district performance.  
You will often hear Cheshire Public Schools leadership exclaim “We don’t produce transcripts.  We build people.” in acknowledgment of the importance of a well-rounded education.  As such, we are exceedingly proud of the success of our athletic, music, theater, and special interest programs.  In the ultimate expression of “Girl Power”, every single one of our five female sports teams won their respective conference championships.  This was en route to setting the record for the most conference championships won by any individual school in a single year at 9!  We have also recently won Connecticut boys state championships in soccer, lacrosse and a girls championship in tennis.  Moreover, Cheshire boasts a championship-level marching band program and a theater program that routinely sells out their amazing spring musicals.  Not to be outdone, our Best Buddies program (a program partnering students with developmental disabilities and their peers for social activities) and Young Democrats Clubs have both been recognized as the best in America.  This success has been accomplished with an eye toward fiscal responsibility as well.  Cheshire ranks 109th of 166 Connecticut districts in per pupil spending. 

We are excited to be constructing two new elementary schools that will open in the fall of 2026.

For more information on our past success, please be sure to check out the Cheshire High School Hall of Fame link on our website. While we are proud of what we have achieved as a community we realize that continuing to be successful is predicated on learning and adapting to new challenges. As such, I welcome your feedback. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at or 203-250-2420.

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