Top 10 Best Connecticut Charter Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 24 charter public schools serving 10,187 students in Connecticut.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Connecticut are Stamford Charter School For Excellence, Brass City Charter School and Booker T. Washington Academy. 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 36% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 57% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Connecticut Charter Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Stamford Charter School For Excellence Charter School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Schuyler Ave.
    Stamford, CT 06902
    (203) 989-0000

    Grades: PK-3 | 273 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Brass City Charter School Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    212 Chestnut Ave.
    Waterbury, CT 06710
    (203) 527-5942

    Grades: PK-5 | 254 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Booker T. Washington Academy Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    804 State Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (203) 691-6535

    Grades: K-4 | 300 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Elm City College Preparatory School Charter School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    407 James Street
    New Haven, CT 06513
    (203) 772-7010

    Grades: K-12 | 752 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Charter School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    655 Stillman St.
    Bridgeport, CT 06608
    (203) 338-0593

    Grades: K-12 | 1,062 student
  • Rank: #66.
    Achievement First Hartford Academy Inc. Charter School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    305 Greenfield Street
    Hartford, CT 06112
    (860) 695-6685

    Grades: K-12 | 1,149 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Amistad Academy Charter School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    130 Edgewood Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (203) 772-7000

    Grades: K-12 | 1,081 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Side By Side Charter School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10 Chestnut St.
    Norwalk, CT 06854
    (203) 857-0306

    Grades: PK-8 | 235 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Path Academy Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    832-842 Main Street
    Willimantic, CT 06226
    (860) 336-4200

    Grades: 9-12 | 174 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Integrated Day Charter School Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    68 Thermos Ave.
    Norwich, CT 06360
    (860) 892-1900

    Grades: PK-8 | 331 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Odyssey Community School Charter School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    579 West Middle Tpke.
    Manchester, CT 06040
    (860) 645-1234

    Grades: K-8 | 329 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Common Ground High School Charter School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    358 Springside Ave.
    New Haven, CT 06515
    (203) 389-4333

    Grades: 9-12 | 202 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Explorations Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    71 Spencer St.
    Winsted, CT 06098
    (860) 738-9070

    Grades: 9-12 | 96 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Jumoke Academy Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    834 Asylum Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06105
    (860) 527-0575

    Grades: PK-12 | 753 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Capital Preparatory Harbor School Inc. Charter School
    Math: 21% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    777 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (475) 422-5900

    Grades: K-12 | 439 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Elm City Montessori School Charter School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    375 Quinnipiac Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06513
    (203) 903-4031

    Grades: PK-3 | 170 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Park City Prep Charter School Charter School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1550 State Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
    (203) 953-3766

    Grades: 5-8 | 360 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    The Bridge Academy Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    160 Pulaski Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06608
    (203) 336-9999

    Grades: 7-12 | 279 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Highville Charter School Charter School
    Math: 14% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1 Science Park
    New Haven, CT 06511
    (203) 287-0528

    Grades: PK-12 | 502 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Great Oaks Charter School Charter School
    Math: 19% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    510 Barnum Ave.
    Bridgeport, CT 06608
    (203) 870-8188

    Grades: 6-9 | 400 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Interdistrict School For Arts And Communication Charter School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    190 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
    New London, CT 06320
    (860) 447-1003

    Grades: 6-8 | 271 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    New Beginnings Inc Family Academy Charter School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    184 Garden St.
    Bridgeport, CT 06605
    (203) 384-2897

    Grades: PK-8 | 497 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Stamford Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    229 North St.
    Stamford, CT 06901
    (203) 324-6300

    Grades: 9-12 | 159 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Trailblazers Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    83 Lockwood Ave
    Stamford, CT 06902
    (203) 977-5690

    Grades: 6-8 | 119 students
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