Top 10 Best Connecticut Public Schools (2021)

Connecticut is the #36 largest school system in the United States, serving 519,520 students across the 1,030 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Connecticut is 47%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 58%.
The top ranked public schools in Connecticut are South School, House Of Arts Letters And Science (hals) Academy and Booth Free School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 46% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(CT) School Average
Asian
5%
Hispanic
25%
Black
13%
White
54%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Connecticut (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    South School
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-48 Farm Rd.
    New CanaanCT 06840
    (203) 594-4313

  • Rank: #22.Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-830 Pendleton Rd.
    New BritainCT 06053
    (860) 826-1866

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Booth Free School
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-514 South St.
    RoxburyCT 06783
    (860) 354-9391

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Riverside School
    Math: 88% (Top 5%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 88% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-590 Hendrie Ave.
    RiversideCT 06878
    (203) 637-1440

  • Rank: #5-75.-7.Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5375 Monroe Tpke.
    MonroeCT 06468
    (203) 452-2870

  • Rank: #5-75.-7.Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5112 Bennett's Farm Rd.
    RidgefieldCT 06877
    (203) 894-5875

  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Sherman School
    Math: 90% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 5%)Math: 90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-5250 Fern St.
    FairfieldCT 06824
    (203) 255-8330

  • Rank: #88.
    Stamford Charter School For ExcellenceCharter School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-31 Schuyler Ave.
    StamfordCT 06902
    (203) 989-0000

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Green's Farms School
    Math: 88% (Top 5%) Reading: 89% (Top 5%)Math: 88% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-517 Morningside Dr. South
    WestportCT 06880
    (203) 222-3610

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Saxe Middle School
    Math: 87% (Top 5%) Reading: 90% (Top 5%)Math: 87% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 5-8468 South Ave.
    New CanaanCT 06840
    (203) 594-4564

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Best Connecticut Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
240 Schools
145,741 Students
48% Minority
265 Schools
136,463 Students
53% Minority
62 Schools
22,866 Students
19% Minority
52 Schools
20,009 Students
24% Minority
233 Schools
120,820 Students
53% Minority
92 Schools
38,001 Students
38% Minority
44 Schools
19,029 Students
20% Minority
42 Schools
16,591 Students
28% Minority
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