Norwalk High School is a high school located in Norwalk, Connecticut. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1616 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of B-. Compared to other state schools Norwalk High School scores are average. Of high schools, Norwalk High School ranks 78 in the state and 20 for its county.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to calculate 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 comparing a number of data points, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Norwalk High School earned a grade of B- for academics. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut.
We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. For learning environment, Norwalk High School performs slightly above average when compared to other high schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.
School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Norwalk High School performs average compared to other Connecticut high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B-.
The demographics of the student body at Norwalk High School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
In the table below, schools nearby to Norwalk High School are listed. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Norwalk, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Center for Global Studies||A||A||N/A||N/A|
|2||Brien Mcmahon High School||B-||C+||A||B-|
|3||Staples High School||A+||A+||A+||A+|
|4||New Canaan High School||A+||A+||A+||A+|
|5||Darien High School||A+||A+||A-||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.