Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened in the fall of 2003 as a second public high school in town when enrollment…More projections forecast that the town would have from 2,600 to 2,800 high school students in 2012-13.
The high school opened in a building that had housed Roger Ludlowe High School, which closed in 1987, and Roger Ludlowe Middle School from 1998 to 2003.
Before the town opened Fairfield Ludlowe High School, it built a 200,000-square-foot building on the Ludlowe campus which is now home to Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School initially had only freshmen and sophomores and was considered at that time as a satellite campus of Fairfield High School on Melville Avenue, which was the only high school in town after Roger Ludlowe High School closed in 1987. The high school on Melville Avenue was renamed Fairfield Warde High School after Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened.
Enrollment at Fairfield Ludlowe High School is 1,423 students (March 2010 figure) and its enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,844 students in 2015-16.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School's bricks-and-mortar capacity is 1,400 students, and its building was built in 1949. The building underwent a complete renovation before Fairfield Ludlowe High School opened for the 2003-04 school year.
Advanced placement courses at Fairfield Ludlowe High School include Computer Science, Economics (micro and macro), English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Modern European History, U.S. Government and Politics, American Studies, French, Latin, Spanish and Studio Art.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School's headmaster is David M. Ebling and its mascot is the falcon.