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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Information Technology & Software Engineering at the Fairchild Wheeler Campus is an above average, public, magnet school located in Bridgeport, CT. It has 492 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Information Technology & Software Engineering at the Fairchild Wheeler Campus...
Address
840 Old Town Road
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone
(203) 275-3300

Information Technology & Software Engineering at the Fairchild Wheeler Campus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
68 responses
Average ACT
28
8 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$43,137
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,200
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.
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  • Sport tournaments
    43%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Dodgeball tournaments are my absolute favorite
    14%
  • we don't have any events
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
492
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,963
Teachers in First/Second Year
57.7%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,686/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Information Technology & Software Engineering at the Fairchild Wheeler Campus Reviews

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My experience was really bad in the beginning. This of course was because the resources provided to other Connecticut district schools were not set in place for a newly built school. The library wasn't available, the gym wasn't being used, along with academic advising and students having to take buses after school to play sports for other established high schools in the area. As an incoming freshman my high school experience wasn't that good yet as the years progressed the academic advising and resources became more available for the incoming freshman. Honestly, the academic strength of this school was very well pushed and the strive to be challenged was thrilling. I appreciate the effort many teachers made to push the students along with myself, to seek help and adjust to challenging elective based school.
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I absolutely love how hands-on the classes are! Teachers are constantly changing their delivery of the content to keep up with the current technology. They also always have the students' interest in mind when constructing their lessons. This school has always valued and praised students who are reach and go above the expectations. The only thing to say would be that
This is probably one of the best High School campuses I have/will ever see.
However, in terms of the specialized classes that the school promises, I was disappointed. Most of those classes are taught by teachers who are not familiar with that field, thus providing somewhat shoddy day-to-day lessons. They explain that the classes are geared more towards self-motivated exploration, but that provides little reason to ever be in the classroom.
General classes tend to be much better; this school has a plethora of kind and bubbly teachers who all try their best to eke out the best you, not just in terms of their classwork. Some teachers may be harder on you than others, but it is always in their students' best interests.
The school has a gargantuan amount of resources and most aren't really made aware to students. However, if you go search for help, almost everything you could ask for as a student is there for you.