School Details

Fairfield Warde High School

755 Melville Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 255-8354

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1328 students 12 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2012
  • Fairfield School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fairfield Warde High School is a public high school in Fairfield. 1,328 students go to Fairfield Warde High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 14% of the 1,328 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fairfield Warde High School is 12:1. Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 12% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Love my school the diversty is good classes are good a bit of a chalenge but nothng a hard-worker couldn't handle ) I will very much miss it when I leave. They are welcoming and nice and we have some really great teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Well I just graduated from this school and I miss it already. The faculty are so welcoming. Instead of seeing them as teachers you start to see them as second parents because of the special bond you grow between one another. Mostly all the teachers know you by name. The only down fall is that most of the students are very ignorant when it comes to race culture and stereotypes. It's as if they only know Fairfield and never been anywhere else with different types of people. Going through this just makes the non-ignorant stronger and more prepared for life outside of Fairfield... Overall this school is great and if I can do it all over again I would. )

  • (1 year ago)

    Fairfield Warde High School provides a strong comprehensive high school education. In general both teaching and administrative staff are very highly qualified and extremely caring. Students are encouraged to attain high levels of academic success through ready access to honors and AP courses; and courses like American Studies provide particularly strong preparation for college-level study habits and discourse. The extra-curricular programs are varied with lots of opportunities for student participation--in athletics the arts and philanthropic organizations. However recent budget concerns may be putting pressure on extra-curriculars--for example "pay to play" will be introduced for 2013-2014 for certain sports which may impact participation. One warning like any school of its size FWHS has an occasional teacher who doesn't measure up. It's important for parents to talk to their children about their school experiences and if they start hearing that a teacher has never taught this subject before or has never taught it at this level (e.g. AP) before parents need to monitor their children's progress and be vocal advocates within the school community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school students were prepared to their next college level.My children who came here were accepted to one of the private prestigious school in the nation with the highest scholarships offer we could ever imagine. It's because of their preparation they got from this school although there are lot of challenges ahead but they are confident that they can tackle it because of the motivation they learned at Fairfield Warde.As a parent we are grateful to this school.It deserve my rate.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student this school was awesome. I have many memorable times in this school all of them good ones. The music dept. was or rather still is amazing; the music dept at Warde is better than my college's. I remember being a senior and playing the William Tell Overture's Cello solo which was an accomplishment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My Child is getting a great education at Warde. She loves fashion and her teacher is helping her live her dream. She wants to earn a scholar ship to go to FIT for the summer program.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school so much. I currently go here and it is so accepting which is very nice. There is a place for everyone most teachers are good too. overall i feel like we are all treated with respect we are treated as equals and teachers let us be ourselves while trying to help us excell in every way. my school is amazing. also the extra curriculars are such a great opportunity! they are in the morning though which is cool like the clubs are really interesting. bassically this school is a good choice. <3

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student at this school who would by all teen-movie standards be considered an outcast there was no more welcoming atmosphere than Warde. Sure there were a few groups here and there but the overall level of acceptance and interaction was a far cry away from many horror stories one hears about teenage issolation.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fairfield Warde HS is a school with an incredible faculty and student body.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Fairfield Ward high school assisant non- paying staff employee. It is very nice place to work at most of the people at school are nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I always feel like I'm given the best opportunities. I have friends who go to other schools in Connecticut and New York and when I talk about the different electives and clubs that we're offered they're shocked!

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