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.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School, built in 2003, is the town's newest and largest middle school and was built so the town…More could reopen a high school in the building that used to house Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
From 1998 to 2003, Roger Ludlowe Middle School operated in the former Roger Ludlowe High School building, which, in 2003, became Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School, built to house 875 students, is now next door to Fairfield Ludlowe High School on the 50-acre Ludlowe campus, which also includes Sturges Park, a 12-acre town-owned property which is used by the girls' softball team at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and which features Brown's Hill, a popular venue for sledding.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School's enrollment in 2009-10 is 966 students (March 2010 figure) and enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 1,063 students in the 2012-13 school year and to drop to 1,040 students in 2014-15.
The town in the spring of 2010 is wrestling with how to accommodate its growing middle school population, and plans have been brought forward to expand Fairfield Woods Middle School, which is the smallest of the town's three middle schools.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School's enrollment projections assume the "feeder pattern" of students from elementary schools to middle schools does not change and that the Board of Education does not approve a new redistricting plan.
Fifty-four percent of students who graduate from Roger Ludlowe Middle School attend Fairfield Ludlowe High School next door; the remaining 46 percent attend Fairfield Warde High School on Melville Avenue.
Roger Ludlowe Middle School's principal is Glenn Mackno, and the school's mascot is the bulldog.