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Bridgeport High School, about 1910 (the school, in a different building, is now Central High School)

Education in Bridgeport, Connecticut includes Bridgeport Public Schools, private and religious schools, a college, and a university. Bridgeport is home to the University of Bridgeport, Housatonic Community College, St. Vincent's College and the Yeshiva Gedola of Bridgeport. Gutchess College was a business school which went defunct circa 1920.

The city's public school system has 30 elementary schools, three high schools, two alternative programs and an interdistrict vocational aquaculture school. The system has about 23,000 students, making the Bridgeport Public Schools the second largest school system in Connecticut. The school system employs a staff of more than 1,700.

The Bridgeport public school district is ranked #161 out of the 165 Connecticut school districts. The city has started a school renovation and construction program, with plans for new schools and modernization of existing buildings.

Catholic schools

  • Kolbe Cathedral High School: Bridgeport's sole Catholic high school

Bridgeport is also home to several Catholic primary schools. They are St. Ambrose, the largest of all the Catholic primary schools in Bridgeport, St. Raphaels, St. Augustine, and St. Peters.

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