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  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
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Hartford School District is a public school district located in Hartford, CT. It has 19,051 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Hartford School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1050
954 responses
Average ACT
24
78 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,051
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$24,450/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$60,670
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,214
National
$949
Median Home Value
$180,541
National
$184,700

Hartford School District Reviews

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I have been in the Hartford school district area to visit Goodwin Colleges in East Hartford only a couple of times . The fist time I visited Goodwin College I was impressed by the school architectural design. It's entrance looks modern, with glass front doors, and decorated with plated scientific sculptures outside. The conference room was very well decorated with the world flags, a very attractive and wide representation of the diverse students that may attend Goodwin University. The only aspect I would change is to make the school more accessible by adding public transportation from Willimantic CT to Goodwin University and vice-versa, in this way Goodwin University would be more accessible to Willimantic residents.
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Hartford Public Schools have wide variety of schools that many inner city students go to as well as students that aren't from the city of Hartford. Hartford School district has public schools, magnet, and technical schools that best fits every students desire for what they want to study and puts them on the career path for their future. Although the school district does give out free lunch, I would say that is one of the things they do need to improve. Also many schools and students have been affected by the budget that has recently happened so some schools are facing the issue of whether they have enough paper to print out their work for students. Overall, this school district is helping the inner city students who most believe who make it to college or even finish high school make it out to college.
The internship opportunities are great. However, the expectations of the students are low, there needs to be a change, the administrators need to push the students to do their best and not the bare minimum.