Top 10 Best Connecticut Public Schools (2024)

Connecticut is the #35 largest school system in the United States, serving 496,954 students across the 1,001 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 420 private schools, serving 63,093 students). 89% of all K-12 students in Connecticut are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Connecticut is 40%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 51%.
The top ranked public schools in Connecticut are West School, Riverside School and Sherman School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test scores.
Minority enrollment is 51% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(CT) School Average
Asian
5%
Hispanic
29%
Black
13%
White
49%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Connecticut.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Connecticut (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
West School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-4
769 Ponus Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4410
Rank: #22.
Riverside School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
90 Hendrie Ave.
Riverside, CT 06878
(203) 637-1440
Rank: #33.
Sherman School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
250 Fern St.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8330
Rank: #44.
South School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
8 Farm Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 594-4313
Rank: #55.
Farmingville Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
324 Farmingville Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5570
Rank: #66.
Darien High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
80 High School Ln.
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 655-3981
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Bugbee School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
1943 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 929-5500
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Dwight Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
1600 Redding Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-8312
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
International School At Dundee
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
55 Florence Rd.
Riverside, CT 06878
(203) 637-3800
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
North Street School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
381 North St.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-6756

Best Connecticut Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
238
142,229
54%
252
129,835
58%
51
18,571
28%
230
116,204
59%
43
17,960
24%
41
15,503
30%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Connecticut?
The top ranked public schools in Connecticut include West School, Riverside School and Sherman School.
How many public schools are located in Connecticut?
1,001 public schools are located in Connecticut.
What percentage of students in Connecticut go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Connecticut are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Connecticut?
Minority enrollment in Connecticut is 51% (majority Hispanic)

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