Top 10 Best Connecticut Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 17 blue ribbon public middle schools serving 10,139 students in Connecticut.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Connecticut are Middlesex Middle School, Bedford Middle School and Helen Keller Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Connecticut blue ribbon public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the Connecticut public middle school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 53% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Connecticut public middle school average of 54% (majority Hispanic).

Top Connecticut Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Middlesex Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.
    Darien, CT 06820
    (203) 655-2518

    1,123 student
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #22.
    Bedford Middle School Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    88 North Ave.
    Westport, CT 06880
    (203) 341-1510

    854 students
    Year: n/a
  • Rank: #33.
    Helen Keller Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    360 Sport Hill Rd.
    Easton, CT 06612
    (203) 268-8651

    325 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #44.
    Henry James Memorial School Math: 69% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    155 Firetown Rd.
    Simsbury, CT 06070
    (860) 651-3341

    655 students
    Year: 2003, 2008
  • Rank: #55.
    Middlebrook School Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    131 School Rd.
    Wilton, CT 06897
    (203) 762-8388

    1,004 student
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #66.
    John Read Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    486 Redding Road
    Redding, CT 06896
    (203) 938-2533

    422 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #77.
    Worthington Hooker School Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    180 Canner St.
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (475) 220-7200

    449 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #88.
    Smith Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    216 Addison Rd.
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    (860) 652-7040

    981 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #99.
    East Ridge Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10 East Ridge Rd.
    Ridgefield, CT 06877
    (203) 894-5500

    697 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #1010.
    Portland Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    93 High Street
    Portland, CT 06480
    (860) 342-1880

    221 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1111.
    Wamogo Regional High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    98 Wamogo Rd.
    Litchfield, CT 06759
    (860) 567-7410

    522 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1212.
    Multicultural Magnet School Math: 53% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    700 Palisade Ave.
    Bridgeport, CT 06610
    (203) 576-7505

    464 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #1313.
    Carbone School/east Haven Academy Math: 43% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    200 Tyler St.
    East Haven, CT 06512
    (203) 468-3219

    340 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #1414.
    High Horizons Magnet School Math: 26% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    700 Palisade Ave.
    Bridgeport, CT 06610
    (203) 576-7807

    419 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #1515.
    Montessori Magnet At Fisher School Magnet School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    280 Plainfield Street
    Hartford, CT 06112
    (860) 695-3560

    343 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1616.
    Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy Magnet School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    53 Vernon Street
    Hartford, CT 06103
    (860) 757-6201

    1,069 student
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1717.
    Simpson-waverly School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    55 Waverly Street
    Hartford, CT 06112
    (860) 695-5160

    251 students
    Year: 2003
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