Best Public Schools in Branford, CT


The city of Branford, Connecticut is home to 5 schools serving students from elementary through high school, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The schools in the Branford School District show a mix of high-performing and lower-performing institutions, with some standout schools like John B. Sliney School and Mary R. Tisko School leading the way in academic achievement.

Among the elementary schools, John B. Sliney School and Mary R. Tisko School stand out for their strong performance on SBAC tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics, with proficiency rates exceeding district and state averages. These two schools also have the lowest rates of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively more affluent student population. In contrast, Mary T. Murphy School has the highest free and reduced lunch rate, suggesting a greater need for targeted support and resources.

At the secondary level, Branford High School has shown mixed performance, with its statewide ranking fluctuating over the years, despite having a relatively diverse student population and the highest spending per student among the schools. Meanwhile, Francis Walsh Intermediate School has maintained a consistent statewide ranking around the 110th position out of 250-275 Connecticut middle schools. Overall, the Branford School District presents a complex landscape, with some schools excelling and others in need of improvement to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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