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Hartford Magnet Schools Receive Top Ranking

HARTFORD — Four Hartford public high schools are among 16 high schools in Connecticut that have made the 2010 U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s Best High Schools.

All four schools, which are magnet schools, selected were Capitol Preparatory Magnet, Pathways to Technology, the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and the University High School of Science and Engineering –

These schools were selected using “sophisticated criteria that measure a school’s better-than-expected achievement gains within the income levels and racial groups that it serves,” officials said.


This was the first year that Pathways to Technology and UHSSE were ranked; the second in a row for Capitol Prep and the third year in a row for SMSA. 

U.S. News announced its list on Dec. 9. To make the list, schools must demonstrate that they are serving all of their students well and produce measurable outcomes that show they are educating their students across a broad range of performance indicators.

All four of the Hartford schools to make the list boast very high graduation rates and high rates of graduates accepted into college.

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