Hartford Public Schools, Connecticut
|Hartford Public Schools|
|Number of schools:||52|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Matthew K. Poland|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Hartford Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtHartford County in central Connecticut. The City of Hartford is the county seat of Hartford County and the state capital. The population of Hartford was 124,775 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Hartford lagged behind the rest of Connecticut based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement in 2010. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Hartford was $29,107 while the state median income was $69,243. The city's poverty rate was 32.9% compared to the state's 9.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (14.3%) was lower than the state average (35.7%).
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
The current Superintendenet of Hartford Public Schools is Christina Kishimoto. She has served in the position since her appointment in 2011. Kishimoto previously served as the district's Assistant Superintendent. She earns an annual salary of $231,000 as part of a contract that expires in June 2014.
The Hartford Public Schools Board of Education consists of nine members. Four members are selected by the Mayor of Hartford, four members are elected at large by the public and the Mayor of Hartford acts as the ninth member. Members of the Board of Education do not receive compensation for their service.
School board elections
- See also: Hartford Public Schools elections (2013)
Four members of the Board of Education are elected on the same ballot to four-year terms. All four seats were on the ballot on November 5, 2013. The next board election will be held in November 2017.
Public participation in board meetings
The Hartford Public Schools Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||Meetings of the Board of Education shall be conducted by the Chairperson in a manner consistent with the adopted bylaws of the Board.
All Board meetings shall be guided by an agenda which has been prepared and delivered in advance to all Board members and other designated persons.
The conduct of meetings shall, to the fullest possible extent, enable members of the Board to (1) consider problems to be solved, weigh evidence related thereto, and make wise decision intended to solve the problems, and (2) receive, consider and take any needed action with respect to reports of accomplishment of students or of school system operations.
Public comment at a regular Board meeting requires registration with the Board Secretary, prior to the scheduled meeting start time and requires the completion of a form including the speaker's name, contact information, issue, and nature of comments.
Provisions for permitting any individual or group to address the Board concerning any subject that lies within its jurisdiction shall be as follows:
The Hartford Public School District's budget is published on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teacher salaries at Hartford Public Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Hartford Federation of Teachers for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers at Hartford Public Schools are represented during contract negotiations by the Hartford Federation of Teachers (HFT). The current President of HFT is Andrea Johnson.
Schools in Hartford Public Schools
The district served 20,853 K-12 students during the 2011-2012 school year. The district experienced a 6.3% decrease in enrollment between 2007 and 2011. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2007 and 2011:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Hartford Public Schools operates 52 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Hartford Public Schools|
|Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School|
|Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School|
|Achievement First Hartford High Academy|
|Achievement First Summit Middle School|
|Alfred E. Burr Elementary School|
|America's Choice at SAND|
|Asian Studies Academy at Bellizzi School|
|Breakthrough Magnet School|
|Betances STEM Magnet School|
|Breakthrough II Magnet School|
|Bulkeley High School|
|Burns Latino Studies Academy|
|Capital Preparatory Magnet School|
|Classical Magnet School|
|Culinary Arts Academy|
|Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly|
|Dr. James H. Naylor/CCSU Leadership Academy|
|The Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy|
|Dr. Michael D. Fox School|
|E.B. Kennelly School|
|Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker|
|Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School|
|Fred D. Wish School|
|Global Communications Academy IB|
|Great Path Academy Middle College High School|
|Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy|
|HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology|
|HPHS Law & Government Academy|
|Hartford Pre-K Magnet School|
|HPHS Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences|
|High School, Inc.: Hartford's Insurance & Finance Academy|
|John C. Clark, Jr. Elementary & Middle School|
|Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School|
|Jumoke Academy at Milner|
|L.W. Batchelder Elementary|
|Maria C. Colon Sanchez Elementary|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School|
|McDonough Expeditionary Learning School|
|The Middle Grades Academy at West Middle|
|Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher|
|Montessori Magnet at Moylan School|
|Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School|
|OPPortunity High School|
|Parkville Elementary School|
|Pathways Academy of Technology and Design|
|Ramon E. Betances Early Reading Lab|
|R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts|
|Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School|
|STEM Magnet School at Annie Fisher|
|Sports and Medical Sciences Academy|
|University High School of Science and Engineering|
|West Middle Elementary School|
The Connecticut State Department of Education published a Strategic District Profile about Hartford Public Schools after the 2011-2012 school year. This profile includes the results of standardized tests used to meet requirements set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) assesses reading, writing and mathematics proficiency levels among students in grades three through eight. The Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) measures proficiency levels in reading, writing, mathematics and science among tenth graders. The following tables compare CMT and CAPT results from Hartford Public Schools to state proficiency levels:
|CMT Results, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Subject Area||District Students Meeting Goal (%)||State Students Meeting Goal (%)|
|CAPT Results, 2011-2012|
|Subject Area||District Students Meeting Goal (%)||State Students Meeting Goal (%)|
|Reading Across the Disciplines||19.0||47.5|
|Writing Across the Disciplines||32.6||63.0|
|Transparency grading process|
Last rated on October 29, 2012.
- Budgets are posted.
- Administrative Officials
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
- Elected Officials
- School board members are listed with email addresses.
- Audits are posted.
- Academic performance is noted in the 2011-2016 District Performance Targets.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy is posted.
- Elected Officials
- Phone numbers are not provided.
- Contracts are not available.
- Public Records
- No information on how to request public records.
- Tax information is not posted.
- Hartford Public Schools
- City of Hartford
- Connecticut State Department of Education
- Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
- Hartford Federation of Teachers
- Connecticut State Department of Education, "Connecticut Education Data and Research," accessed January 8, 2014
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hartford," accessed October 24, 2013
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Election Results," accessed October 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- The Courant, "Hartford Board Rejects Contract Extension For Kishimoto," June 18, 2013
- Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, "Be A School Board Member," accessed January 7, 2014
- Hartford Public Schools, "Board Policies & Plans," accessed January 9, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Hartford Public Schools, "General Budget," accessed December 9, 2013
- National Council on Teacher Quality, "Collective Bargaining Agreement," February 17, 2011
- Hartford Federation of Teachers, "Executive Board Members," accessed January 9, 2014
- Hartford Public Schools, "School Listing," accessed January 9, 2014
- Connecticut State Department of Education, "Strategic School Profile Reports," accessed January 7, 2014
- Hartford Public Schools, "Budget Document Library," accessed October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "Central Office," accessed October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "Board of Education," accessed October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "Meeting Dates & Agendas," accessed: October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "Meeting Minutes Archives," accessed October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "District Financial Reports," accessed October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "District Performance Measures," accessed October 29, 2012
- Hartford Public Schools, "Personnel-Series 4000," accessed October 29, 2012