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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Bridgeport School District is a public school district located in Bridgeport, CT. It has 20,729 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.

Bridgeport School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1020
823 responses
Average ACT
22
42 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
20,729
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,366
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$396,769,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,942/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$45,441
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,157
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,100
National
$184,700

Bridgeport School District Reviews

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The experience was very interesting. I am from New York and I had to adjust a lot to the Bridgeport lifestyle and the neighborhoods. Overall, aside from the safety issues, it is quite resourceful. Once you get a hang of how to transport and understand the area, it can be very welcoming. There seems to be a lot of rich history in the area and a good amount of clubs to keep kids, teens, and young adolescents busy! There was also a lot of good restaurants to get great quality food and large plazas to shop around !
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Many people think that the Bridgeport School District is horrible, but it’s not. This district had taught me so many things throughout the years, that no other school districts could’ve taught me. It had educated me about mental illness by talking about the ruler system. In this district, they make sure there someone you could talk to when you’re not in the great mood. There also a lot of diversity in this district . You will always hear different languages when you are walking down the hallway. You will learn about your classmates’ cultures throughout the school year. This district make sure that you are involved in community service or a club. I wouldn’t change a thing about this district.
Bridgeport school systems have made leaps and bounds in the quality of their public education. With recent facility updates, students are afforded a high quality work environment which gives a sense of pride. Sports are a staple in our community! Between basketball and football, there's never a shortage of sporting events to attend.