Brien Mcmahon High School

300 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Brien Mcmahon High School serves 1,526 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Brien Mcmahon High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Brien Mcmahon High School's student population of 1,526 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,526 students
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Total Classroom Teachers135 teachers
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School Comparison

Brien Mcmahon High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Brien Mcmahon High School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#737 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
52%
25%
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Black
20%
13%
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White
24%
54%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.640.64
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Graduation Rate
95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorwalk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Brien Mcmahon High School is Center For Global Studies (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roton Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brookside Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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