Top 10 Best Connecticut Charter Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 charter public schools serving 10,765 students in Connecticut.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Connecticut are Stamford Charter School For Excellence, Integrated Day Charter School and Side By Side Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Connecticut charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Best Charter Public Schools in Connecticut (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Stamford Charter School For Excellence
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Schuyler Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-0000
Grades: PK-7
| 505 students
Rank: #22.
Integrated Day Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
68 Thermos Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 892-1900
Grades: PK-8
| 353 students
Rank: #33.
Side By Side Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Chestnut St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 857-0306
Grades: PK-8
| 236 students
Rank: #44.
Odyssey Community School
Charter School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
579 Middle Tpke West
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 645-1234
Grades: K-8
| 328 students
Rank: #55.
Common Ground High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
358 Springside Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 389-4333
Grades: 9-12
| 227 students
Rank: #66.
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy
Charter School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
655 Stillman St.
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 338-0593
Grades: K-12
| 1,105 students
Rank: #77.
Brass City Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
289 Willow St.
Waterbury, CT 06710
(203) 527-5942
Grades: PK-8
| 360 students
Rank: #88.
Park City Prep Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1550 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 953-3766
Grades: 5-8
| 361 students
Rank: #99.
Elm City College Preparatory School
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
407 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 772-7010
Grades: K-12
| 776 students
Rank: #1010.
Achievement First Hartford Academy
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
305 Greenfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 695-6685
Grades: K-12
| 1,122 students
Rank: #1111.
Explorations
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
71 Spencer St.
Winsted, CT 06098
(860) 738-9070
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
Rank: #1212.
Amistad Academy
Charter School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
130 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 772-7000
Grades: K-12
| 1,115 students
Rank: #1313.
Jumoke Academy
Charter School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
999 Asylum Ave. Suite 200
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 527-0575
Grades: PK-12
| 685 students
Rank: #1414.
Booker T. Washington Academy
Charter School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
804 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-6535
Grades: K-8
| 518 students
Rank: #1515.
Interdistrict School For Arts And Communication
Charter School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
190 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-1003
Grades: 6-8
| 279 students
Rank: #1616.
The Bridge Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Pulaski Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 336-9999
Grades: 7-12
| 279 students
Rank: #1717.
Capital Preparatory Harbor School
Charter School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
777 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(475) 422-5900
Grades: K-12
| 793 students
Rank: #1818.
Great Oaks Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
375 Howard Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 870-8188
Grades: 6-12
| 650 students
Rank: #1919.
New Beginnings Inc Family Academy
Charter School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
184 Garden St.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 384-2897
Grades: PK-8
| 484 students
Rank: #2020.
Highville Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Science Park
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 287-0528
Grades: PK-12
| 501 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked charter public schools in Connecticut?
The top ranked charter public schools in Connecticut include Stamford Charter School For Excellence, Integrated Day Charter School and Side By Side Charter School.
How many charter public schools are located in Connecticut?
20 charter public schools are located in Connecticut.
What is the racial composition of students in Connecticut?
Connecticut charter public schools minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Connecticut public schools average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

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