Danbury High Graduation Rate Drops Below 80 Percent

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See how graduation rates changed for your high school in Fairfield County in 2013.
See how graduation rates changed for your high school in Fairfield County in 2013. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fairfield County saw a mixed bag of four-year graduation rates in an annual study of public high schools conducted by the state.

Statewide graduation rates rose statewide by 0.7 percentage points from 2012 to 2013, with minority graduation rates rising at rates higher than the state average and graduation rate gaps between whites and minorities closing since 2010, the state said.

“Four consecutive years of increases in the graduation rate is a great thing, one for which all of our teachers should be proud,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement. “This, combined with the first-ever narrowing of our reading achievement gap, is proof that when we invest in our children and our educators, we will achieve success. While we still have work to do, this is a clear sign that by equipping our schools and districts with additional resources, we are moving in the right direction.”

Check out the list below to see the graduation rate at your town's high school:

Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 88.8 percent, unchanged

Briggs High School in Norwalk

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 15.8 percent, down 15.5 percentage points

Danbury High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 78.9 percent, down 1.4 percentage points

Darien High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 97.8 percent, up 0.7 percentage points

Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 95.3 percent, down 1.0 percentage points

Fairfield Warde High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 91.4 percent, down 1.2 percentage points 

Greenwich High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 95 percent, up 2.5 percentage points 

Joel Barlow High School in Easton and Redding

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 95.7 percent, down 2.6 percentage points 

New Canaan High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 97.6 percent, down 0.3 percentage points 

Norwalk High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89.4 percent, up 4.6 percentage points 

Ridgefield High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 97.3 percent, down 1.1 percentage points 

Stamford Academy

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 27 percent, down 17.4 percentage points 

Stamford High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89.0 percent, up 4.8 percentage points

Academy Of Information Technology & Engineering in Stamford

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 99.4 percent, up 1.2 percentage points

Westhill High School in Stamford

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 85.9 percent, up 2.9 percentage points

Weston High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 99.5-percent, down 0.5 percentage points

Staples High School in Westport 

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 99.4 percent, up 1.0 percentage points

Wilton High School

Overall Four-Year Graduation Rate: 97.8 percent, down 0.9 percentage points

Click here to see the complete state report.

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Ken Then even sadder that Warde is ONLY 2-3 percent higher than Norwalk schools

Surrounding towns do better not because Norwalks schools are lesser schools, its because of the population demographic. How many kids in Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport or Darien live in projects with welfare leach parents? As far as the tax burden in the area look no further than the Democrats and liberal Republicans we keep putting inn office. NOTHING will get better until we kick the Democrats out of Hartford & replace them with Conservatives who have sustainable ideas.

Real estate prices are 'in the pan' and have been for years, yet property taxes are high (some even higher than before the valuation meltdown, thanks to some of the highest mill rates in the state).

How does Briggs stay in business? How do we pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary and support to a school where they have dropped from 30% to 15%? Meanwhile the other high school are over crowed and underfunded and still do a good job with what little they have. Time to clear out Briggs and the people in charge of it. Clearly they are worse than ever before and going in the wrong direction.

But the School Budget GOES UP!!!!! in Fairfield----What gives???ACCOUNTABILTY ????
Have A GREAT Day(and Continue to Pay and Pay for ineffective Education!!!!)

What was the editor "sipping" when he/she proofread the headline?

we have not cut the school budget we just lowered the % increase! Get your facts right tvon1210

Shameful.

Great job - Keep cutting those school budgets, and before long we will be right in line with Bridgeport and Norwalk graduation rates!! That should do great things for our Real Estate prices and eventually crime rates!!

When has a school budget been cut? Not in living memory in Ridgefield. Still the graduation rate deteriorated .... Why?