Our high school was named Norman Thomas in tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the pursuit of social and economic justice. He taught respect for the people who provide their human labor for economic purposes. This philosophical concept is the underpinning of the operation of our school. It is the mission of Norman Thomas High School to prepare students to be literate, caring, questioning and critically thinking members of society. Our young people will be prepared to meet the academic and technological demands of the 21st century, thereby enabling them to succeed in college and the business world. We recognize that our mission also extends to new populations in the mainstream of American life.