Bridgeport Resources

A comprehensive portal for those interested in how Connecticut's school finance system impacts Bridgeport

Bridgeport Public Schools is the 2nd largest district in Connecticut and educates 20,896 students. Of those students, nearly 3 out of 5 are classified as low-income*, 16% are English Learners, and close to 1 in 6 need special education services. Bridgeport spends $14,164 per student and its taxpayers pay nearly 21 cents of every dollar in the city's education budget (amounting to $3,218 per student - the lowest in Connecticut).

Below is a collection of documents providing greater information about school funding in Bridgeport, and how it impacts students, schools, taxpayers, and the community of Bridgeport.

Presentation About Connecticut's School Finance System and How It Impacts Bridgeport

FAQs About Funding for Bridgeport Public Schools

Informational One-pager Concerning Funding for Bridgeport Public Schools

Bridgeport Legislative Delegation Handout (click here to find your legislators)

Read how current and former Bridgeport Public Schools teachers say Connecticut's school finance system is negatively impacting Bridgeport's students, schools, and the overall learning environment.


*Due to reporting discrepancies, and the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the federal Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, Bridgeport Public Schools’ 2017-18 count of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch does not appear to be based on the actual number of students in the district who are eligible for FRPL.