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.
Fairfield Woods Middle School, built in 1954, was slated in March 2010 to undergo an expansion and renovation that…More includes the construction of 14 additional classrooms (10 full-sized classrooms and four 3/4-sized classrooms), construction of an auxiliary gymnasium, expansion of the school cafeteria and bringing the school into compliance with current building codes.
Fairfield Woods is the smallest of the town's three public middle schools and is the only middle school without an auditorium. Fairfield Woods has a bricks-and-mortar capacity of 650 students and its enrollment is 674 students (March 2010 figure.) The expansion project is designed to increase Fairfield Woods Middle School's capacity to 840 students.
Enrollment at Fairfield Woods Middle School was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 683 students in 2011-12 and to drop slightly to 680 students in 2014-15. Those figures, however, assume the Board of Education does not address overcrowding in the town's other two public middle schools by changing the "feeder pattern" that identifies where elementary school children go to middle school or redistricting.
Students who graduate from Fairfield Woods Middle School attend Fairfield Warde High School.
Fairfield Woods Middle School's principal is Greg Hatzis, and the school's mascot is the wildcat.