#13 High School in CT and #9 in Fairfield County

Fairfield Warde High School

755 Melville Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

How Good is Fairfield Warde High School?

Report Card

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

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Fairfield Warde High School, is a Fairfield County school. The school reports an enrollment of 1498 students in grades 9-12 and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 9 for high schools in Fairfield County and 13 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is calculated by looking at a number of inputs, such as student results on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Fairfield Warde High School performs above average compared to other Connecticut high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A.

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

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Fairfield Warde High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

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


School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Fairfield Warde High School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


The demographics of the student body at Fairfield Warde High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,498
Minority Students 387
Diversity Index 29
Students with Disablities 185
Economically Disadvantaged 15%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 17%


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Compare Nearby Schools

You can view the closest high schools to Fairfield Warde High School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. All Fairfield schools can be viewed on the Fairfield, Connecticut schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Central High School C- C- B- C-
2 Bassick High School D D C+ D
3 Capital Preparatory Harbor School Inc. C B C- C-
4 Bridgeport Military Academy D D D D
5 Achievement First Bridgeport Academy B A B- C-

Fairfield Warde High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Fairfield Warde High School? The school reported 1498 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Fairfield Warde High School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Fairfield Warde High School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Fairfield Warde High School? The school's number is (203) 255-8449. You can visit their website at http://fairfieldschools.org/schools/fwhs/.
  • Where is Fairfield Warde High School? 755 Melville Ave, Fairfield, Connecticut 06825

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
Central High School
1 Lincoln Blvd Bridgeport, CT 06606
Bassick High School
1181 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT 06605
Capital Preparatory Harbor School Inc.
777 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604
Bridgeport Military Academy
160 Iranistan Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy
655 Stillman St Bridgeport, CT 06608