Fairfield Ludlowe High School
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|Fairfield Ludlowe High School|
|785 Unquowa Road
|School district||Fairfield Public Schools|
|Number of students||1516|
|Color(s)||Blue and Silver|
|Slogan||Fellowship, Acceptance, Learning, Commitment, Opportunity, Niche, Success|
Before Roger Ludlowe Middle School opened up on campus in 1998, Fairfield Ludlowe High School served as the middle school when the middle school students went to Fairfield Warde High School. FLHS was reopened as a high school in fall 2003 because of overcrowding at Fairfield's one existing high school, now called Fairfield Warde High School. The school was originally opened as "Fairfield High School at the Ludlowe Site," as a satellite campus of Fairfield High School housing 9th and 10th grades. In Fall 2003, The Board of Education decided that it would be called Fairfield High School South, while the existing high school would be called Fairfield High School East. The board claimed that they voted for these names to minimize rivalry between the schools. Several months later, after much persuasion, the board voted to change the name of the two schools to Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde, keeping the names from before the 1987 consolidation but also maintaining the reputation of the Fairfield name.
In 2012, the school debuted in the rankings for the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools ranking. It is currently ranked as the 16th best high school in Connecticut, and the 527th best in the nation. The high school holds high expectations of its students in order to prepare them for rigorous post-secondary education. A majority of students who attend Fairfeld Ludlowe High School graduate and then attend highly ranked Colleges or Universities. Additionally, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, specifically its Drama Club, has been recognized by the Thornton Wilder Estate as the first educational institution to perform Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
- Barnard, Patrick. "Fairfield Ludlowe HS Ranked 16th Best in CT". Patch. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "Performing Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey at Fairfield Ludlow High School". Retrieved 2016-12-29.
- Official Site
-  Fairfield Ludlowe High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education
-  Fairfield Ludlowe Web page at Great Schools Web site
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