Awards & Recognition

Hartford Public Schools was awarded the 2016 Donna Grady-Creer District Award for Magnet Sustainability by Magnet Schools of America.

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Breakthrough Magnet School received the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award as best magnet school in America in 2015

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HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology Recognized for excellence & commitment to environmental education

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Two HPS magnet schools were on the US News and World Reports List of “America’s Best High Schools” for 2014

Academic Excellence

At Hartford Public Schools we are committed to ensuring every one of our students thrive and that each of our schools are high performing. Our vision at HPS is for students to transform their world, with a mission of inspiring and preparing all students to create their own success in and beyond school. Hartford Public Schools was awarded the 2016 Donna Grady-Creer District Award for Magnet Sustainability by Magnet Schools of America in 2016, acknowledging Hartford Public Schools as a school district that exemplifies commitment to equity, excellence, diversity and highly sustained support for magnet schools. We are proud to have award winning schools including Breakthrough Magnet School awarded best magnet school in America in 2015 by Magnet Schools of America, and Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology awarded the U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon Award in 2014.

Leading the Way

Through innovation and ingenuity, Hartford Public Schools leads the way with opportunities for students to strive towards excellence. Our schools offer the most diverse themed options in the Greater Hartford Region focusing on science, technology, engineering, law, social justice, performing arts and more; families have many options to choose from when selecting a school for their child. We lead the way by providing students with real opportunities to earn tuition free college credit while still in high school, learn professional business skills through paid internships in the field, or develop renewable power systems for remote villages in Nepal as a high school student. These are just a few examples of how HPS prepares the next generation of innovative leaders.

Teacher Commitment

At Hartford Public Schools, our teachers are engaged with their students in ways as diverse and dynamic as our student population. Hartford teachers get the opportunity to become part of something unique. That’s because our district is unique in the variety and extent of public school choice available to our students. Our theme-based academies, neighborhood and magnet schools offer distinct opportunities to reach students. We have seen how the best teachers are inspired by our approach of options for students and families, community partnerships, and accountability to individualized student needs. All across our district, in ways as individual as the learning environments our schools create, the commitment of our teachers is prevalent and takes shape every day.

What Students Say

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