Best Public Schools in West Haven, CT


The city of West Haven, Connecticut is home to 10 schools serving students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, including 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. The schools in this district display a wide range of academic performance, with some standout institutions like Edith E. Mackrille School ranking among the top elementary schools in the state, while others like Forest School and Washington School struggle to meet state standards.

The data reveals a strong correlation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement, with the schools serving the highest percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, such as Washington School (71.77%) and Forest School (67.8%), tending to have the lowest test scores. In contrast, the Engineering - Science University Magnet School, which is part of the New Haven School District, significantly outperforms the other West Haven high schools, highlighting the potential benefits of magnet school programs.

The student-teacher ratios across the district also appear to play a role in academic outcomes, with the schools boasting the best ratios, such as Seth G. Haley School (9.5) and Alma E. Pagels School (10.3), tending to have higher test scores. Overall, the data provides a complex picture of the West Haven School District, with both areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.

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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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