Top 10 Best Connecticut Magnet Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 104 magnet public schools serving 46,305 students in Connecticut.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in Connecticut are Marine Science Magnet High School, Center For Global Studies and Strawberry Hill An Ext. Of Rogers International. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Connecticut magnet public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Best Magnet Public Schools in Connecticut (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Marine Science Magnet High School
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
130 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 434-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 271 students
Rank: #22.
Center For Global Studies
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 Highland Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-9488
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: #33.
Strawberry Hill An Ext. Of Rogers International
Magnet School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Strawberry Hill Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-6600
Grades: K-6
| 659 students
Rank: #44.
The Of Information Technology & Engineering
Magnet School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
411 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 977-4336
Grades: 9-12
| 625 students
Rank: #55.
Three Rivers Middle College Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 215-9055
Grades: 11-12
| 66 students
Rank: #66.
Connecticut Ib Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
857 Forbes St.
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 622-5590
Grades: 9-12
| 176 students
Rank: #77.
Engineering - Science University Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516
(475) 220-6000
Grades: 6-12
| 580 students
Rank: #88.
Thames River Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
154 Toll Gate Road
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 449-5655
Grades: PK-5
| 516 students
Rank: #99.
Rogers International School
Magnet School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
202 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-4560
Grades: K-8
| 755 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Columbus Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
21 Hunters Lane
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-2840
Grades: K-8
| 301 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Western Ct Of International Studies Elementary Magne
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 University Blvd.
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 778-7462
Grades: K-5
| 327 students
Rank: #1212.
Elm City Montessori School
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
495 Blake Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(475) 220-4100
Grades: PK-7
| 305 students
Rank: #1313.
Academy Of Aerospace And Engineering Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7 Gardner Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 529-1652
Grades: PK-5
| 538 students
Rank: #1414.
Aerospace/hydrospace Engineering And Physical Sciences Magne
Magnet School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Old Town Road
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 275-3343
Grades: 9-12
| 317 students
Rank: #1515.
Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Poquonnock Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 449-5608
Grades: K-5
| 359 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
International Magnet School For Global Citizenship
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
625 Chapel Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 291-6001
Grades: PK-5
| 491 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
University High School Of Science And Engineering
Magnet School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
351 Mark Twain Drive
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 695-9020
Grades: 9-12
| 413 students
Rank: #1818.
Charles H. Barrows Stem Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
141 Tuckie Road
North Windham, CT 06256
(860) 465-2610
Grades: K-8
| 542 students
Rank: #1919.
Multicultural Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Palisade Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 576-7505
Grades: K-8
| 407 students
Rank: #2020.
Information Technology & Software Engineering Magnet High School
Magnet School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Old Town Road
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 275-3372
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
Rank: #2121.
Arts At The Capitol Theater Magnet School (Act)
Magnet School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 70-79% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
896 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 465-5636
Grades: 9-12
| 132 students
Rank: #2222.
Six-six Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Pearl Harbor St.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 365-8200
Grades: PK-8
| 469 students
Rank: #2323.
Stem Magnet At Annie Fisher School
Magnet School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
280 Plainfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 695-3500
Grades: K-8
| 352 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Biotechnology Research & Zoological Studies Magnet High School
Magnet School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Old Town Road
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 275-3413
Grades: 9-12
| 401 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Waterbury Arts Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
16 South Elm St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 573-6300
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: #2626.
Cooperative High School - Inter-district Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
177 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 575 students
Rank: #2727.
Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
233 South Elm St.
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 574-8162
Grades: PK-5
| 587 students
Rank: #2828.
Quinebaug Middle College
Magnet School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
742 Upper Maple St.
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 932-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 155 students
Rank: #2929.
Academy Of Aerospace And Engineering
Magnet School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Kennedy Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 243-0857
Grades: 6-12
| 781 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Glastonbury/east Hartford Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
95 Oak Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-4455
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Montessori Magnet At Fisher School
Magnet School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
280 Plainfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 695-3560
Grades: PK-8
| 333 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
380 Pierpont Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8168
Grades: PK-5
| 614 students
Rank: #3333.
Great Path At Mcc
Magnet School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Bidwell Street
Manchester, CT 06045
(860) 512-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 310 students
Rank: #3434.
Mauro-sheridan Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
191 Fountain St.
New Haven, CT 06515
(475) 220-2800
Grades: PK-8
| 529 students
Rank: #3535.
Aces At Chase
Magnet School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 639-8403
Grades: 6-8
| 712 students
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How many magnet public schools are located in Connecticut?
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Connecticut magnet public schools minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public schools average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

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