2023 Best High Schools in Connecticut
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What High School Paths Does Connecticut Provide?
Connecticut has 350 high schools, a little less than the average state which has 486 (it's 28% less), but it ranks #35 for most schools per capita, which is 13% lower than the typical state. On average, Connecticut's high schools sit at a B– which is the same as the national average.
Of the 350 schools, 206 are public, so 59% of all schools in the state are public. The typical public school grade is a B, but 78% of traditional public schools exceed the national average, giving them a total of 124 schools that are better than average. There's also 11 charter schools and 34 magnet schools, which gives Connecticut a rank of 34 and 2, respectively, when compared to the average state per capita. As for the 11 charter schools, 55% of them have a grade above the national average, and the 34 magnet schools have an even better record with 82% of them exceeding the national average.
Private schools make up the remaining 35% of Connecticut's schools, so there are 121 in total. The average grade of these schools is an A, and 57 of them (or 47%) have a grade that exceeds the national average. About 29% of private schools in Connecticut are religiously affiliated, with Christian schools being the most common with 16. There are 12 all-boys schools in the state, which is 102% more than the typical state, and 11 all-girls schools, which is a whopping 238% more than the average state.
Finally, Connecticut is one of the few states that does not offer any online high school options, so 0% of all schools in the state are available online. This ranks the state in 44th place for online high schools per capita vs the average state, which means Connecticut is below the average by 100%.
Top 25 Best High Schools in Connecticut
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#1 Best High School in Connecticut
Choate Rosemary Hall
#2 Best High School in Connecticut
The Hotchkiss School
#3 Best High School in Connecticut
New Haven, CT
#4 Best High School in Connecticut
The Loomis Chaffee School
#5 Best High School in Connecticut
#6 Best High School in Connecticut
The Taft School
#7 Best High School in Connecticut
Miss Porter's School
#8 Best High School in Connecticut
#9 Best High School in Connecticut
#10 Best High School in Connecticut