#78 High School in CT and #20 in Fairfield County

Norwalk High School

23 Calvin Murphy Street, Norwalk, CT 06851

How Good is Norwalk High School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
B- School Safety
B- Overall Grade

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.

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

Learning Enviroment

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.

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


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-.

Safety Grade B-
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Fair


The demographics of the student body at Norwalk High School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,616
Minority Students 1,020
Diversity Index 54
Students with Disablities 176
Economically Disadvantaged 44%
Limited English Proficiency 8%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

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+

Norwalk High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Norwalk High School? The school reported 1616 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Norwalk High School? The school received an overall grade of B-, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Norwalk High School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Norwalk High School? The school's number is (203) 838-4481. You can visit their website at http://nhs.norwalkps.org/.
  • Where is Norwalk High School? 23 Calvin Murphy Street, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

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
Center for Global Studies
300 Highland Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854
Brien Mcmahon High School
300 Highland Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854
Staples High School
70 North Ave Westport, CT 06880
New Canaan High School
11 Farm Rd New Canaan, CT 06840
Darien High School
80 High School Ln Darien, CT 06820