Connecticut Public Schools

Connecticut is the #32 largest school system in the United States, serving 553,990 students students across 1,134 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 39% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(CT) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
4%
Hispanic
20%
Black
13%
White
61%
Unknown
2%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 248248 Schools |
    147,162147,162 Students |
    41% 41% Minority
  • 303303 Schools |
    143,077143,077 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 7878 Schools |
    26,65226,652 Students |
    14% 14% Minority
  • 6060 Schools |
    23,36523,365 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
  • 263263 Schools |
    132,046132,046 Students |
    46% 46% Minority
  • 101101 Schools |
    41,29641,296 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 5050 Schools |
    22,21122,211 Students |
    14% 14% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    18,11618,116 Students |
    23% 23% Minority
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Connecticut public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Connecticut is Side By Side Community School School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Connecticut or national school diversity statistics.