Norwalk School District

125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06852
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 11,356 students in Norwalk School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Norwalk School District have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
21 Schools
1,001 Schools
# Students
11,356 Students
496,954 Students
# Teachers
897 Teachers
40,204 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Norwalk School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 88% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CT)
#137 out of 198 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Norwalk   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
29%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Norwalk   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.
44%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Norwalk   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.
88%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Norwalk   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.63
0.66
# American Indian Students
15 Students
1,260 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
459 Students
25,944 Students
% Asian Students
4%
5%
# Hispanic Students
6,149 Students
142,616 Students
% Hispanic Students
54%
29%
# Black Students
1,601 Students
61,808 Students
% Black Students
14%
13%
# White Students
2,763 Students
243,438 Students
% White Students
25%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
494 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
362 Students
21,235 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
263
13,605
# Students in K Grade:
800
35,395
# Students in 1st Grade:
749
33,504
# Students in 2nd Grade:
801
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
791
35,342
# Students in 4th Grade:
824
35,943
# Students in 5th Grade:
740
36,351
# Students in 6th Grade:
820
36,780
# Students in 7th Grade:
879
37,886
# Students in 8th Grade:
845
38,799
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,021
43,474
# Students in 10th Grade:
984
39,414
# Students in 11th Grade:
934
37,413
# Students in 12th Grade:
905
37,541
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $26,374 is higher than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $25,358 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$300 MM
$12,920 MM
This chart display total revenue of Norwalk   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
$288 MM
$12,459 MM
This chart display total spending of Norwalk   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
$26,374
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Norwalk   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
$25,358
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Norwalk   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 Norwalk School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Center For Global Studies
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-9488
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: #22.
Rowayton School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Roton Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06853
(203) 899-2940
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Columbus Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
21 Hunters Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-2840
Grades: K-8
| 301 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
P-tech Norwalk
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
23 Calvin Murphy Drive
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 838-4481
Grades: 9-12
| 394 students
Rank: #55.
Norwalk High School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
23 Calvin Murphy Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 838-4481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,507 students
Rank: #66.
Brien Mcmahon High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-9488
Grades: 9-12
| 1,665 students
Rank: #77.
Roton Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 899-2930
Grades: 6-8
| 548 students
Rank: #88.
Naramake Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
16 King Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 899-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 364 students
Rank: #99.
Wolfpit School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
One Starlight Drive
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 899-2980
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #1010.
Cranbury Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5 Knowalot Lane
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 846-3600
Grades: K-5
| 416 students
Rank: #1111.
Fox Run Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
228 Fillow Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-2860
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #1212.
Nathan Hale Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
176 Strawberry Hill Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 899-2910
Grades: 6-8
| 547 students
Rank: #1313.
Marvin Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
15 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06855
(203) 899-2890
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: #1414.
Brookside Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
382 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 899-2830
Grades: PK-5
| 439 students
Rank: #1515.
West Rocks Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
81 West Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 899-2970
Grades: 6-8
| 719 students
Rank: #1616.
Jefferson Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
75 Van Buren Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-2870
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1717.
Tracey Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Camp Street
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 899-2960
Grades: K-5
| 463 students
Rank: #1818.
Ponus Ridge Middle School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
21 Hunters Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 847-3557
Grades: 6-8
| 677 students
Rank: #1919.
Kendall Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
57 Fillow Street
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-2880
Grades: PK-5
| 425 students
Rank: #2020.
Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
157 Perry Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-2950
Grades: K-5
| 463 students
Rank: n/an/a
11 Allen Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 945-0320
Grades: PK
| 156 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Norwalk School District?
Norwalk School District manages 21 public schools serving 11,356 students.
What is the rank of Norwalk School District?
Norwalk School District is ranked #137 out of 196 school districts in Connecticut (bottom 50%) 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: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Norwalk School District?
54% of Norwalk School District students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, 14% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Norwalk School District?
Norwalk School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What is Norwalk School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $25,358 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 21 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 11,356 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : 88% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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