Top 10 Best New Haven Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public high schools serving 8,760 students in New Haven, CT.
The top ranked public high schools in New Haven, CT are Amistad Academy, Elm City College Preparatory School and East Haven High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Haven, CT public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 13% (versus the Connecticut public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 53% statewide average). High schools in New Haven have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Connecticut public high schools.
New Haven, CT public high school have a Graduation Rate of 78%, which is less than the Connecticut average of 90%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Metropolitan Business Academy, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Connecticut or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public high school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public High Schools in New Haven, CT (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Amistad Academy
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
130 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 772-7000
Grades: K-12
| 1,115 students
Rank: #22.
Elm City College Preparatory School
Charter School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
407 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 772-7010
Grades: K-12
| 776 students
Rank: #33.
East Haven High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Wheelbarrow Ln.
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 468-3254
Grades: 9-12
| 866 students
Rank: #44.
Cooperative High School - Inter-district Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
177 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 575 students
Rank: #55.
New Haven Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
444 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 332 students
Rank: #66.
Sound School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
60 South Water St.
New Haven, CT 06519
(475) 220-2300
Grades: 9-12
| 340 students
Rank: #77.
Wilbur Cross High School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
181 Mitchell Dr.
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,563 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Common Ground High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
358 Springside Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 389-4333
Grades: 9-12
| 227 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
High School In The Community
Magnet School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Water St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 268 students
Rank: #1010.
Hill Regional Career High School
Magnet School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Legion Ave.
New Haven, CT 06519
(475) 220-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 637 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
James Hillhouse High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,171 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Metropolitan Business Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Water Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 220-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 389 students
Rank: #1313.
Highville Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Science Park
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 287-0528
Grades: PK-12
| 501 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
446a Blake Street Suite 100
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 786-6403
Grades: 10-12
| 16 students
195 Wilmot Rd
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-5400
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
1324 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-5353
Grades: PK
| 29 students
495 Blake St.
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 946-5300
Grades: PK
| 123 students
55 Audubon St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 777-5451
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 392-5933
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
54 Meadow Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 946-8913
Grades: PK
| 220 students
540 Ella Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-8666
Grades: PK
| 36 students
Homebound (Closed 2005)
Alternative School
140 Dewitt Street
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-8888
Grades: K-12
| 40 students
35 Wheelbarrow Lane
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 468-3261
Grades: 12
| 1 students
580 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8666
Grades: PK-12
| 144 students
245 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06530
(203) 974-4111
Grades: 11-12
| 3 students
103 Hallock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
21 Wooster Place
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-5617
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
199 Wilmot Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 691-3970
Grades: K-8
| 40 students
133 Nash Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-3970
Grades: K-8
| 30 students
400 Canner Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-3970
Grades: PK-12
| 42 students
Polly T. Mccabe Center (Closed 2012)
Special Education School
390 Columbus Ave
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-8758
Grades: 7-12
| 21 students
22 Gold St.
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-8651
Grades: PK-6
| 168 students
460 Lexington Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
(475) 220-4700
Grades: K-5
| 253 students
560 Ella Grasso Blvd.
New Haven, CT 06519
(475) 220-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
191 Fountain Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(860) 437-6400
Grades: 5-8
| 249 students
69 Grand Ave.
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 946-8657
Grades: PK-4
| 316 students
130 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8631
Grades: K-4
| 298 students
806 Orchard St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-5935
Grades: 1-5
| 39 students
800 Dixwell Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-5935
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
49 Prince St.
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 946-8414
Grades: PK-5
| 333 students
311 Valley Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(475) 220-4900
Grades: PK-4
| 157 students
185 Barnes Ave..
New Haven, CT 06513
(203) 946-8644
Grades: PK-5
| 225 students
135 Back Rimmon Road
New Haven, CT 06504
(203) 881-5551
Grades: 9-12
| 10 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in New Haven, CT?
The top ranked public high schools in New Haven, CT include Amistad Academy, Elm City College Preparatory School and East Haven High School.
How many public high schools are located in New Haven, CT?
13 public high schools are located in New Haven, CT.
What is the racial composition of students in New Haven, CT?
New Haven, CT public high schools minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public high schools average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

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