New Haven school information

IndexNew HavenConnecticutNational
Average Test Scores23%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio29:114:116:1
Total public schools5365479,221
Total private schools1420724,874
Total post-secondary schools5817,963
The New Haven, CT educational system consists of 53 public schools, 14 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. New Haven public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 51% lower than than the Connecticut average and 53% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New Haven public schools is 29:1, compared to 14:1 in Connecticut and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.8% have completed high school, 34.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in New Haven are 53% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 53 public schools in New Haven.
  • 81.3% of people in New Haven have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.8% of people in New Haven have completed high school.
  • 34.2% of people in New Haven have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Haven

IndexNew HavenConnecticutNational
Completed 8th grade81.3%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school79.8%86.9%83.0%
Completed some college53.6%62.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.6%45.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.2%38.0%30.3%
Completed masters18.7%16.8%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.6%4.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.5%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in New Haven (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Guilford Center, CT2,51778%59%
Orange, CT13,94172%45%
Trumbull, CT36,47769%40%
Cheshire Village, CT6,10367%37%
Shelton, CT40,97960%22%
New Haven, CT130,40523%53%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Thornton, CO130,51129%40%
Waco, TX130,65961%24%
Charleston, SC129,88848%2%
Cedar Rapids, IA129,53772%46%
Carrollton, TX129,26680%63%
New Haven, CT130,40523%53%
Source: The New Haven, CT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.