Information about the Bristow Middle School lottery and selection process for the 2022-2023 school year.
exceptional public schools
Time/Money Magazine ranked the top small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, and West Hartford was the only town in the state to make the top 50.
Promoting values, contributing positively to the overall climate of the schools and community, developing respect for others, fostering positive growth and development, offering an equal opportunity for participation, and promoting personal improvement and excellence, Athletics at WHPS are so much fun!
Top high schools
Our high schools are ranked in the top 15 in the state, and in the top 3 percent nationally in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the country’s public high schools!
Community for Music Education
West Hartford Public Schools’ music department is recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the National Association of Music Merchants.
The outstanding faculty of WHPS includes the CT Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, CT Teacher of the Year, the National Social Studies Teacher of the Year, the CT Assistant Principal of the Year, and the CT Elementary Principal of the Year.
Every child can learn
The teachers, administrators, and support staff of the West Hartford Public Schools are driven by our Mission Framework and District Goals to ensure that our students experience high expectations, dynamic teaching, and a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
of the top schools in Connecticut & the Nation!
languages represented in our school system
West Hartford is the Only Connecticut Town in Time/Money’s ‘Best Places to Live’!