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The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, CT

In 2009, The CT Science Center opened in Hartford with the intent of engaging kids in science at an early age.

The CT Educational System

Connecticut puts an emphasis on education, spending more money per student than nearly any other state resulting in above average test scores and more extracurricular opportunities.

And in Connecticut education goes beyond the classroom. In 2009 the Connecticut Science Center opened in Hartford with the intent to engage kids in science at an early age. With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration. Every part of science is at a visitor's fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.

Use the links below to view individual data charts:
Graduation Rates
Class of 2008 Graduates Percentage
Connecticut 38,354 92.1%
Ansonia School District 149 91.4%
Bridgeport School District 954 69.8%
Derby School District 95 88.8%
East Haven School District 246 98.0%
Fairfield School District 616 96.1%
Hamden School District 518 95.6%
Milford School District 502 94.9%
New Haven School District 1,004 77.7%
North Branford School District 176 92.1%
North Haven School District 249 96.1%
Shelton School District 415 93.0%
Stratford School District 573 93.9%
Trumbull School District 495 99.4%
West Haven School District 364 93.6%
Regional School District #5
  (Orange, Woodbridge, Bethany)
394 98.3%
Regional School District #9
  (Easton, Redding)
243 99.6%
Source: CT State Department of Edcuation
SAT Scores
2010 Score Averages Math Reading Writing Total
Connecticut 511 505 510 1526
Connecticut's Central Coast 492 484 493 1469
Ansonia 448 447 463 1358
Bridgeport 397 401 397 1195
Derby 453 438 453 1343
East Haven 475 460 475 1411
Fairfield 562 550 562 1674
Hamden 476 472 476 1424
Milford 503 499 503 1504
New Haven 424 420 424 1268
North Branford 512 507 512 1532
North Haven 510 498 510 1518
Shelton 495 491 495 1481
Stratford 484 472 484 1440
Trumbull 533 521 533 1587
West Haven 448 444 448 1341
Regional School District #5
  (Orange, Woodbridge, Bethany)
570 558 570 1699
Regional School District #9
  (Easton, Redding)
580 571 580 1730
Source: CT State Department of Education, 2010 SAT Scores
Average Class Size
2008-2009 School Year Elementary Middle High
Connecticut 4.1 2.8 2.7
Connecticut's Central Coast 4.4 3.9 3.0
Ansonia 6.2 4.2 4
Bridgeport 2.7 NA 2.6
Derby 10 NA 3
East Haven 6.4 3.4 2.2
Easton 2.5 2.4 NA
Fairfield 3.3 2.2 2.2
Hamden 4.7 1.4 3.5
Milford 3.2 2.8 2.3
New Haven 3.9 1.2 2.3
North Branford 2.5 1.8 2.2
North Haven 5.1 20.2 3.9
Orange 4.3 NA NA
Shelton 3.8 3.1 4.9
Stratford 3.6 2.9 3.1
Trumbull 3.1 2.5 2.8
West Haven 6.3 4 3.2
Woodbridge 2.7 NA NA
Regional School District #5
   (Orange, Woodbridge, Bethany)
NA 2.2 3.8
Regional School District #9
   (Easton, Redding)
NA NA 1.8
Source: CT State Department of Education, 2008-2009 District Data
Students Per Academic Computer
2008-2009 School Year Kindrgrtn. 2nd Gr. 5th Gr. 7th Gr. High Sch.
Connecticut 18.3 19.3 21.0 20.5 19.3
Connecticut's Central Coast 19.5 19.4 20.3 20.6 19.7
Ansonia 20.5 23 20.6 19 18.6
Bridgeport 21 22.2 22.9 21.6 16.8
Derby 22 18.8 16.3 23 21.3
East Haven 16.1 16.4 17.7 16 20.3
Easton 19.6 20.7 21.3 21.2 NA
Fairfield 19.2 20.1 21.1 21 20.4
Hamden 17.8 18.3 20.5 16.2 19.8
Milford 17.4 17.3 20.6 20.4 20.4
New Haven 23.6 22.3 20.3 18.6 17.9
North Branford 20.8 20.8 23.6 23.1 17.9
North Haven 18.1 19.7 20.8 21 21.3
Orange 18 16.2 16.8 NA NA
Shelton 19 20.6 19.6 21.4 18.2
Stratford 20.4 18.5 20.9 23.4 20.6
Trumbull 17.7 20 21.1 22.2 19.4
West Haven 19.9 18.4 20 19.3 22.3
Woodbridge 19.6 17 20.2 NA NA
Regional School District #5
  (Orange, Woodbridge, Bethany)
NA NA NA 21.7 19.1
Regional School District #9
  (Easton, Redding)
19.1 NA NA NA 20.5
Source: CT State Department of Education, 2008-2009 District Data

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