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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fairfield School District is a top rated, public school district located in Fairfield, CT. It has 9,805 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Fairfield School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
1,029 responses
Average ACT
30
360 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,805
Free or Reduced Lunch
9.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,746
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$20,929/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$134,559
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,908
National
$949
Median Home Value
$603,100
National
$184,700

Fairfield School District Reviews

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My high school experience has been very rigorous because I have pushed myself to take honors and AP classes because the teachers want to push the students as much as they can. Each student can become immersed in something that they are passionate about because the school offers a variety of classes and clubs. The school offers opportunities for students to express how they wish to improve the school and there are many forums to make a change in the school district. I am a part of the student council and have attended forums with our school's headmaster to discuss changes in grading policy, inclusivity at our school and school spirit. The elementary school focuses a lot on having fun, so some students leave without a basic foundation of knowledge for middle school. This puts a lot of pressure on middle school teachers to help students achieve work ethic and prepare them for high school.
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I attended both Roger Ludlowe Middle School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School and my experience was that I graduated and made every effort to not look back. I am grateful for the friends I made during my time within the school system. I was fortunate to have teachers that genuinely cared about my success, my well-being, and my education. Quite frankly, I don’t think I would have graduated had it not been for their support. Unfortunately, there are some administrative staff and many teachers that were comparable to the bullies that are in the school. It also encouraged the behavior of bullying from the students as well. Cheerleaders, Jocks, Entitled AP Students are all untouchable because they are the students that make the school shine. If you’re poor, Spanish, and struggle academically, good luck. You won’t get support but you will need it.
In my experience at Fairfield Warde high school, I have made very strong connections through friends and teachers. My teachers and advisers have prepared me very well for college. However, the facilities could use some updating. My father also went to Warde when he was a teenager. In the building, only one third of the school has air conditioning. This is especially brutal during the fall and spring. It is hard to concentrate in a classroom that makes you sweat. Among this major facility issue, there are several other little issues within bathrooms and public spaces. Besides the actual building, the teachers are very nice and caring. The library could be better, but the new administration made a lot of questionable choices. The diversity is excellent.