#26 High School in CT and #12 in Fairfield County

Center for Global Studies

300 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854

How Good is Center for Global Studies?

Report Card

A Academic Results
NA Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A Overall Grade

Center for Global Studies is a high school located in Norwalk, Connecticut. The school serves grades 9-12 and has 290 students enrolled.

This school performs above average when compared to other Connecticut schools. Center for Global Studies received an overall grade of A from The School Review. Of high schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 12. Statewide, Center for Global Studies is ranked 26 for high schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Center for Global Studies performs above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A for this measure.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation N/A
SAT/ACT Participation N/A

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect many factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Due to a lack of reported data the learning environment grade was not able to be calculated for this school.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade N/A
Student–Teacher Ratio N/A
Student Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications N/A
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. We were unable to calculate the safety grade for this school due to a lack of reported data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Center for Global Studies is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 290
Minority Students 172
Diversity Index 61
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 25%
Limited English Proficiency N/A
Gifted Students N/A


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High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest high schools to Center for Global Studies below. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. All Norwalk schools can be viewed on the Norwalk, Connecticut schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Darien High School A+ A+ A- A+
2 Norwalk High School B- B- B+ B-
3 New Canaan High School A+ A+ A+ A+
4 Stamford High School B- C+ B+ B-
5 Stamford Academy C- D A+ N/A

Center for Global Studies - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Center for Global Studies? 290 students.
  • Is Center for Global Studies a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Center for Global Studies in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Center for Global Studies? The school's number is (203) 852-9488. You can visit their website at http://cgs.norwalkps.org/.
  • Where is Center for Global Studies? 300 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Darien High School
80 High School Ln Darien, CT 06820
Norwalk High School
23 Calvin Murphy Street Norwalk, CT 06851
New Canaan High School
11 Farm Rd New Canaan, CT 06840
Stamford High School
55 Strawberry Hill Ave Stamford, CT 06902
Stamford Academy
229 North St Stamford, CT 06901