Top 10 Best Connecticut Charter Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 22 charter public schools serving 9,909 students in Connecticut.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Connecticut are Stamford Charter School For Excellence, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy and Achievement First Hartford Academy Inc.. 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 38% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 58% 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).

Best Connecticut Charter Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Stamford Charter School For Excellence
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1 Schuyler Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 989-0000
Grades: PK-3
| 273 students
Rank: #22.
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy
Charter School
Math: 51% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
655 Stillman St.
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 338-0593
Grades: K-12
| 1,062 students
Rank: #33.
Achievement First Hartford Academy Inc.
Charter School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
305 Greenfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 695-6685
Grades: K-12
| 1,149 students
Rank: #44.
Elm City College Preparatory School
Charter School
Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
407 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 772-7010
Grades: K-12
| 752 students
Rank: #55.
Brass City Charter School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
212 Chestnut Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06710
(203) 527-5942
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
Rank: #66.
Side By Side Charter School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Chestnut St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 857-0306
Grades: PK-8
| 235 students
Rank: #77.
Odyssey Community School
Charter School
Math: 47% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
579 West Middle Tpke.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 645-1234
Grades: K-8
| 329 students
Rank: #88.
Amistad Academy
Charter School
Math: 47% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
130 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 772-7000
Grades: K-12
| 1,081 students
Rank: #99.
Booker T. Washington Academy
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
804 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-6535
Grades: K-4
| 300 students
Rank: #1010.
Integrated Day Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
68 Thermos Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 892-1900
Grades: PK-8
| 331 students
Rank: #1111.
Park City Prep Charter School
Charter School
Math: 33% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1550 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 953-3766
Grades: 5-8
| 360 students
Rank: #1212.
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: #1313.
Elm City Montessori School
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
375 Quinnipiac Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 903-4031
Grades: PK-3
| 170 students
Rank: #1414.
Jumoke Academy
Charter School
Math: 24% | Reading: 34%
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: 23% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
777 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(475) 422-5900
Grades: K-12
| 439 students
Rank: #1616.
New Beginnings Inc Family Academy
Charter School
Math: 21% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
184 Garden St.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 384-2897
Grades: PK-8
| 497 students
Rank: #1717.
Highville Charter School
Charter School
Math: 13% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
1 Science Park
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 287-0528
Grades: PK-12
| 502 students
Rank: #1818.
The Bridge Academy
Charter School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
160 Pulaski Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 336-9999
Grades: 7-12
| 279 students
Rank: #1919.
Interdistrict School For Arts And Communication
Charter School
Math: 11% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
190 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-1003
Grades: 6-8
| 271 students
Rank: #2020.
Great Oaks Charter School
Charter School
Math: 13% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
510 Barnum Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 870-8188
Grades: 6-9
| 400 students
Rank: #2121.
Common Ground High School
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
358 Springside Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 389-4333
Grades: 9-12
| 202 students
Path Academy
Charter School
832-842 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 336-4200
Grades: 9-12
| 174 students

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