Fairfield School District

501 Kings Highway East
Fairfield, CT 06825
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Fairfield School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 9,097 students in Fairfield School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Fairfield School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Fairfield School District are Sherman School, Dwight Elementary School and Riverfield School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Fairfield School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
16 Schools
1,001 Schools
# Students
9,097 Students
496,954 Students
# Teachers
790 Teachers
40,204 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Fairfield School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
#28 out of 198 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fairfield   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
61%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fairfield   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
72%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fairfield   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
97%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fairfield   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.44
0.66
# American Indian Students
7 Students
1,260 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
558 Students
25,944 Students
% Asian Students
6%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,124 Students
142,616 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
29%
# Black Students
257 Students
61,808 Students
% Black Students
3%
13%
# White Students
6,682 Students
243,438 Students
% White Students
74%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
494 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
467 Students
21,235 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
13,605
# Students in K Grade:
699
35,395
# Students in 1st Grade:
632
33,504
# Students in 2nd Grade:
661
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
650
35,342
# Students in 4th Grade:
645
35,943
# Students in 5th Grade:
671
36,351
# Students in 6th Grade:
700
36,780
# Students in 7th Grade:
714
37,886
# Students in 8th Grade:
805
38,799
# Students in 9th Grade:
683
43,474
# Students in 10th Grade:
812
39,414
# Students in 11th Grade:
718
37,413
# Students in 12th Grade:
707
37,541
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,328 is higher than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $26,649 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$258 MM
$12,920 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fairfield   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$242 MM
$12,459 MM
This chart display total spending of Fairfield   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$28,328
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fairfield   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$26,649
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fairfield   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Fairfield School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sherman School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
250 Fern St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8330
Grades: K-5
| 402 students
Rank: #22.
Dwight Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1600 Redding Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8312
Grades: K-5
| 255 students
Rank: #33.
Riverfield School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1625 Mill Plain Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8328
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #44.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
785 Unquowa Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-7201
Grades: 9-12
| 1,525 students
Rank: #55.
Osborn Hill School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
760 Stillson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8340
Grades: K-5
| 409 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Burr Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1960 Burr St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-7385
Grades: K-5
| 339 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Jennings School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
31 Palm Dr.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8316
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: #88.
Mill Hill School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
635 Mill Hill Terrace
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 255-8320
Grades: K-5
| 368 students
Rank: #99.
North Stratfield School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
190 Putting Green Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-8322
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
Rank: #1010.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
689 Unquowa Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8345
Grades: 6-8
| 807 students
Rank: #1111.
Holland Hill School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
105 Meadowcroft Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8314
Grades: K-5
| 360 students
Rank: #1212.
Fairfield Warde High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
755 Melville Ave.
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-8449
Grades: 9-12
| 1,395 students
Rank: #1313.
Stratfield School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1407 Melville Ave.
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-8332
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #1414.
Fairfield Woods Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1115 Fairfield Woods Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8334
Grades: 6-8
| 800 students
Rank: #1515.
Tomlinson Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Unquowa Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8336
Grades: 6-8
| 612 students
Rank: #1616.
Mckinley School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
60 Thompson St.
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-8318
Grades: K-5
| 441 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Fairfield School District?
Fairfield School District manages 16 public schools serving 9,097 students.
What is the rank of Fairfield School District?
Fairfield School District is ranked #28 out of 196 school districts in Connecticut (top 20%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Connecticut school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 5%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Fairfield School District?
74% of Fairfield School District students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Fairfield School District?
Fairfield School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What is Fairfield School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $26,649 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 16 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 9,097 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in CT)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 61% (Top 20%)
  • : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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