In 2008, Norwalk spent more of its resident tax base educating its children than our wealthier neighboring towns.
|Town||Spending Per Pupil||Median family Income||% of median family income|
|$ 146,755$ 141,788$ 59,839
Source: Fred Wilms BET Budget Discussions 3/09 for 2009-10 NPS Budget Cycle
Norwalk teacher’s salaries in 2007-8 were the 2nd highest in the State of CT and are nearly double the median Norwalk resident income for 2010 and administrator salaries in 2009 were nearly triple the median Norwalk resident Income for 2010 (excluding pension/health benefits.)
|Ranking||School District||Salary||Norwalk Resident Income 2010||Salary||NPS Administrators 2009||Rounded Salaries*|
|Median for all workersMedian for all male full timeMedian for all female full time
Note: Norwalk median income has fallen over the past 2 years due to the US financial crisis. Source: Simply Hired.com
|$33,511$46,595$43,346||SuperintendentAsst. SuperintendentFinance Officer
High School Principals
Middle School Principals
Central Office Directors/Instr. Spec.
Note: Source of data Norwalk Hour
In 2007-8, Norwalk’s teacher and administrator absenteeism was higher than neighboring towns and ERGs
Note: State data reveals that Charter School absenteeism on average is 40-50% lower than public schools
|Bridgeport 7.3Darien 5.9||New Canaan 9.0New Haven 9.3||Norwalk 10.4Stamford 9.1||Westport 8.2Wilton 9.8|
Norwalk has had the lowest instructional time compared to its neighboring towns and similar ERGs for elementary school, falls in the mid-range for middle school and had the highest number of instructional hours for high school in 2008-9.
In 2008-09, NPS had lower instructional hours for Language Arts in 2nd and 5th grade compared to neighboring districts and ERGs and one
of the highest instructional hours for LA in 8th grade compared to neighboring districts and common ERGs.
|District||Language Arts||Mathematics||Science||Social Studies|
NPS 2010 high school SAT Scores and the number of students taking multiple AP exams
|District/ H.S.||# of test takers||Read Math Writing||# of AP Test Takers||Total Exams Taken||Score of 3 or better|
|New Canaan H.S.||268||585||610||601||275||494||449|
|Stamford H.S.Westhill H.S.AITE H.S.||24933098||485507488||495519481||482514493||19839175||409856119||29952271|
Data for Bridgeport and New Haven is available however, due to the number of high schools, space was limited for this 1 page report.