Norwalk School District


The Norwalk School District in Connecticut comprises 22 schools, including 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 4 high schools, serving a diverse student population. The district's schools exhibit a wide range of academic performance, with some standout institutions like Center for Global Studies, Rowayton School, and Concord Magnet School leading the way in English Language Arts, Math, and Science proficiency.

The district's student population is racially diverse, with Hispanic students making up the largest group. However, there are significant disparities in academic performance, with some schools significantly outperforming the district and state averages, while others struggle. Socioeconomic factors, as measured by free and reduced-price lunch rates, appear to play a role in these performance gaps, with higher-poverty schools generally exhibiting lower proficiency rates. Additionally, the wide range of student-teacher ratios across the district, from 9.2 to 14.3 in the high schools and 10.3 to 13.8 in the elementary and middle schools, may contribute to the variation in student outcomes.

Despite these challenges, the Norwalk School District has several standout schools that could serve as models for effective practices and programs. By studying the strategies employed by these high-performing institutions, the district can work to replicate their success and address the disparities in educational outcomes across the system, ensuring that all students in Norwalk have access to a quality education.

District Detail

 125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06852

 (203) 854-4000

SchoolDigger Rank:
124th of 151 Connecticut districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 11,405

Primary Schools: 13
Middle Schools: 4
High Schools: 4
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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