Top 10 Best Middlesex County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 18,571 students in Middlesex County, CT (there are 20 private schools, serving 2,181 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Middlesex County, CT are educated in public schools (compared to the CT state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Middlesex County, CT are Chester Elementary School, Killingworth Elementary School and Burr District Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Middlesex County, CT public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Middlesex County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Connecticut public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Best Middlesex County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Chester Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23 Ridge Rd.
Chester, CT 06412
(860) 526-5797
Grades: K-6
| 209 students
Rank: #22.
Killingworth Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
340 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 663-1121
Grades: PK-3
| 254 students
Rank: #33.
Burr District Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
792 Killingworth Road
Higganum, CT 06441
(860) 345-4584
Grades: K-3
| 302 students
Rank: #44.
Deep River Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12 River St.
Deep River, CT 06417
(860) 526-5319
Grades: K-6
| 204 students
Rank: #55.
Haddam-killingworth High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
95 Little City Road
Higganum, CT 06441
(860) 345-8541
Grades: 9-12
| 544 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Coginchaug Regional High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
135 Pickett Ln.
Durham, CT 06422
(860) 349-7215
Grades: 9-12
| 401 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Westbrook Middle School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
154 Mcveagh Rd.
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-2010
Grades: 5-8
| 172 students
Rank: #88.
Essex Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
108 Main St.
Centerbrook, CT 06409
(860) 767-8215
Grades: PK-6
| 300 students
Rank: #99.
Haddam-killingworth Intermediate School
Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
451 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 663-1241
Grades: 4-5
| 274 students
Rank: #1010.
John Lyman School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
106 Way Rd.
Middlefield, CT 06455
(860) 349-7240
Grades: K-4
| 190 students
Rank: #1111.
Portland High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
95 High Street
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-1720
Grades: 9-12
| 332 students
Rank: #1212.
Moody School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-2561
Grades: K-5
| 199 students
Rank: #1313.
Memorial School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
20 Smith St.
East Hampton, CT 06424
(860) 365-4020
Grades: PK-3
| 518 students
Rank: #1414.
Haddam-killingworth Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
451 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 663-1241
Grades: 6-8
| 396 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Cromwell High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Donald Harris Dr.
Cromwell, CT 06416
(860) 632-4841
Grades: 9-12
| 545 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Kathleen E. Goodwin School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
80 Old Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 395-3165
Grades: PK-4
| 390 students
Rank: #1717.
The Morgan School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
71 Killingworth Tpke.
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-6504
Grades: 9-12
| 534 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Daisy Ingraham School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
105 Goodspeed Dr.
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-7925
Grades: PK-4
| 245 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
East Haddam Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
45 Joe Williams Rd.
Moodus, CT 06469
(860) 873-5076
Grades: PK-3
| 321 students
Rank: #2020.
Nathan Hale-ray Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
73 Clark Gates Rd.
Moodus, CT 06469
(860) 873-5081
Grades: 4-8
| 370 students
Rank: #2121.
Valley Regional High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
256 Kelsey Hill Rd.
Deep River, CT 06417
(860) 526-5328
Grades: 9-12
| 545 students
Rank: #2222.
Woodside Intermediate School
Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
30 Woodside Rd.
Cromwell, CT 06416
(860) 632-3564
Grades: 3-5
| 450 students
Rank: #2323.
Portland Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
93 High Street
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-1880
Grades: 7-8
| 196 students
Rank: #2424.
Center School
Math: 49% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7 Summit St.
East Hampton, CT 06424
(860) 365-4050
Grades: 4-5
| 288 students
Rank: #2525.
Nathan Hale-ray High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15 School Drive
Moodus, CT 06469
(860) 873-5065
Grades: 9-12
| 269 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Brownstone Intermediate School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
314 Main St.
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-6765
Grades: 5-6
| 206 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Gildersleeve School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
565 Main St.
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-0411
Grades: 2-4
| 306 students
Rank: #2828.
Frank Ward Strong School
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
191 Main Street
Durham, CT 06422
(860) 349-7222
Grades: 6-8
| 298 students
Rank: #2929.
Westbrook High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
156 Mcveagh Rd.
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-6214
Grades: 9-12
| 211 students
Rank: #3030.
East Hampton High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15 North Maple St.
East Hampton, CT 06424
(860) 365-4030
Grades: 9-12
| 534 students
Rank: #3131.
Old Saybrook Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
60 Sheffield St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 395-3168
Grades: 5-8
| 334 students
Rank: #3232.
Old Saybrook Senior High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1111 Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 395-3175
Grades: 8-12
| 361 students
Rank: #3333.
Lewin G. Joel Jr. School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
137a Glenwood Rd.
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-6501
Grades: PK-4
| 557 students
Rank: #3434.
Cromwell Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6 Captain James Mann Memorial
Cromwell, CT 06416
(860) 632-4853
Grades: 6-8
| 459 students
Rank: #3535.
Jared Eliot School
Math: 44% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
69 Fairy Dell Rd.
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-6503
Grades: 5-8
| 451 students
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Middlesex County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
75 East Main St.
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-6502
Grades: 4-5
| 251 students
1000 Silver St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 262-7009
Grades: 12
| 3 students
200 Larosa Lane
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 704-4500
Grades: 11-12
| 11 students
144 Pickett Ln.
Durham, CT 06422
(860) 349-7210
Grades: 3-4
| 143 students
272 Saybrook Road
Higganum, CT 06441
(860) 345-4551
Grades: K-4
| 176 students
311 Hunting Avenue
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 639-1401
Grades: 1-12
| 8 students
Icm - Farm Hill (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
390 Ridge Road
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 346-1225
Grades: 1-2
| 5 students
Icm - Lawrence (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
Kaplan Drive
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 632-2158
Grades: 2-5
| 6 students
Icm - Spencer (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
207 Westfield Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 344-0711
Grades: 3-5
| 7 students
Icm - Wesley (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
10 Weslyan Hills Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 344-0381
Grades: 1-5
| 6 students
1 Wilderman's Way
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 638-1401
Grades: 6-8
| 4 students
99 Spruce St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 632-2433
Grades: 6
| 289 students
55 Main St.
East Hampton, CT 06424
(860) 365-4071
Grades: 9-12
| 4 students
170 Long Lane, Box 882
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 344-2825
Grades: 7-12
| 28 students
200 Larosa Lane
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 704-4500
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students
200 Larosa Lane
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 704-4500
Grades: 10-12
| 7 students
200 Larosa Lane
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 704-4500
Grades: 9-11
| 3 students
279 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 358-9583
Grades: 12
| 25 students
310 Hunting Hill Ave
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 638-1401
Grades: 6-8
| 5 students
1 Winthrop Rd.
Deep River, CT 06417
(860) 526-2417
Grades: 12
| 5 students
2 Center Road West
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 262-5200
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
915 River Rd.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 704-4020
Grades: 7-12
| 59 students
66 Spring Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-8553
Grades: 4-5
| 20 students
116 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-5344
Grades: 12
| 7 students
670 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 638-1428
Grades: 9-12
| 25 students
200 Larosa Lane
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 704-4500
Grades: 9-11
| 11 students
1225 Silver St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 638-2700
Grades: 8-12
| 41 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Middlesex County, CT?
The top ranked public schools in Middlesex County, CT include Chester Elementary School, Killingworth Elementary School and Burr District Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Middlesex County, CT?
51 public schools are located in Middlesex County, CT.
What percentage of students in Middlesex County, CT go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Middlesex County, CT are educated in public schools (compared to the CT state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Middlesex County, CT?
Middlesex County, CT public schools minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Connecticut public schools average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

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