Best Public Schools in Hamden, CT


The city of Hamden, Connecticut is home to 11 schools, including 8 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 2 high schools, all part of the Hamden School District. While the district is ranked 117 out of 151 in the state and has a 1-star rating, a few standout schools emerge from the data.

Spring Glen School and Bear Path School are two of the highest-performing elementary schools, ranking 119th and 194th in the state respectively. Spring Glen has particularly strong test scores, with 70-75% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Math, while Bear Path excels in math with 52-65% proficiency. In contrast, schools like Dunbar Hill and Helen Street struggle, with under 30% proficiency in many subjects.

The data also reveals stark disparities in student demographics and economic status across the district. Eli Whitney Technical High School stands out for its diverse student population, with 56% Hispanic and 34% African American students, as well as a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 12.4. However, this school also has the lowest test scores in the district, despite spending over $22,000 per student, suggesting that factors beyond just funding, such as school culture and access to resources, play a significant role in student outcomes.

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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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