A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
Address
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Telephone
(203) 255-8354

Fairfield Warde High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1210
243 responses
Average ACT
29
86 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Warde day/spirit day
    25%
  • Battle of the Houses
    21%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Senior skip day
    10%
  • Senior dress up days
    9%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Senior prank day
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,442
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,960/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Fairfield Warde High School Reviews

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Fairfield Warde is an overall good public school. There is a wide array of electives available, spreading from culinary arts to business, which allows students to be exposed to a variety of subjects and pursue their interests. An honors track is offered for all core subjects, and many AP courses are available to challenge the ambitious student. Teachers are generally helpful and aim for the growth of each student. There is a selection of clubs and sports available for students to partake in, and as long as a student is interested there would be an activity available for them. The food, however, is repetitive and perpetuates the stereotype of poor school food. Additionally, the foreign language curriculum is lacking compared to the rest of the school. Overall though, it's a good school.
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I feel like overall I had a great experience at Warde, however I wish that I had had more liberty with my schedule earlier on. The first few years I wasn't able to really choose what kinds of classes I could take -- I just needed to fulfill a bunch of requirements. In the end I ended up missing out on taking a bunch of classes I wish I could have taken. I had a completely full schedule all four years, but couldn't fit in AP Studio Art, or AP Statistics, or AP Computer Science -- like I wish I could have.
There is no general description of all the teachers at this school because they are all very different. There are teachers that are engaging and approachable but there are also teachers that are called "mean" by students who are harsh and not welcoming. For the most part, math and science teachers are generally quick and forgiving with grading, taking only a point off for miscalculation if there is evidence that the student understands the material. Art teachers are also understanding and wonderful. They really work with their students to teach and encourage them, and are flexible with grading if the student wishes to enhance their work and earn a better grade. They encourage students to really work for what they want. The history and english teachers are generally very welcoming, however grading in those departments is never satisfying, as there is much variation. It seems that most english teachers are incredibly well educated, we have a Doctor in our english department and I know my current teacher earned several degrees. In the history department there are some very interesting and very vital teachers. The history teachers in my school are overall very engaging and passionate and funny, most of my favorite teachers have been from the social studies and history department.