Co-op High School is a diverse, lively interdistrict magnet school of opportunity and contrast. Admission is by public school lottery; 65% of students are from New Haven, 35% from suburbs. Students pursue both college preparatory academics and an “arts major”: creative writing, dance, music (choir, band, strings), theater, or visual arts. Students may take courses at local colleges such as Yale, Southern Connecticut State, and Univ. of New Haven through the district’s Independent Study and Seminar Program (ISSP). Co-op is a member school in the UConn Early College Experience academic program. Most Co-op students also take part in the innovative and popular enrichment offered onsite in Co-op After School.


School Demographics

634 total enrollment gr. 9-12 in 2016-17

45% African American, 37% Hispanic, 15% Caucasian, 2% Asian


Class of 2016 Post Secondary Plans         

73% (100): 4-yr college or conservatory

20%   (27): 2-yr college or art/technical/trade school

7%    (9): military (5), work (1), undecided (3)