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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+
Fairfield Warde High School is a top rated, public school located in Fairfield, CT. It has 1,498 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Address
755 Melville Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825
Telephone
(203) 255-8449

Fairfield Warde High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1220
411 responses
Average ACT
29
134 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$127,746
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,841
National
$949
Median Home Value
$597,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Warde day/spirit day
    21%
  • Battle of the Houses
    18%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Senior dress up days
    11%
  • Senior skip day
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Senior prank day
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,498
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,442
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$20,404/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Fairfield Warde High School Reviews

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It's a very welcoming, academic, respectful, dynamic, and ethical school - that's the Warde acronym! And it stands true. Faculty and staff do a great job at ensuring these qualities in the high school and enforcing rules. The rules are strict, but students still have so much freedom to be themselves in this school. The teachers only want the best for their students, and in the situation where a teacher is unreliable, guidance counselors are always another friendly face that students can turn to.
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I have two older siblings who have both attended Fairfield Warde High School and we have all agreed it is an excellent school that offers high quality academics while also allowing their students to get involved in the sport, volunteering, music and clubs available in the area. Despite only haven gone to this school for a year now, I have met new friends and have accumulated a diverse group of intelligent, active and kind people. The acronym truly speaks for itself when it states how this school is welcoming, academic, respectful, dynamic and ethical. I am looking forward to working with my amazing guidance counselor to find a college that is right for me. My sister has gone through this process already and has expressed the various ways the school has helped her to not only find a perfect school for her, but also prepare her for what she will face.
This high school is great! Teachers are great and the environment is amazing compared to the other towns high school. There is a good amount of diversity for being in Fairfield, yet there still needs to be more oppurtunities for those of minorities. All in all the school is great at offering options for their future and extra curriculars.