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Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of educators and over 20,000 students attending more than 40 distinctive magnets, neighborhoods, and schools of choice. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education by focusing on cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, aiming at closing the achievement gap and readying students for college and the global workforce. Our district is dedicated to recruiting a diverse team of talented, high performing educators who are passionate about urban education and committed to developing each student’s individual, academic, social and emotional capacities, as well as helping them grow in the classroom and beyond.

  • School District
  • Hartford, CT

Hartford by the numbers

  • 1,750

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 21,000

    Engaged Learners

  • 50,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Hartford Public Schools

  • For Teachers

    HPS is committed to recruiting a diverse team of talented educators. We continually seek skilled and high-performing teachers for current and future opportunities with the district. Highly qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families and community, and who would like to be considered for current and future opportunities within the district, are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the district, please visit our website at www.hartfordschools.org.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits
    • Competitive salary starting at almost $50,00 for new teachers with their Bachelor's degree and more for teachers with a Master's degree.
    • Rich healthcare plan (including dental & vision).
    • Life insurance.
    • Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford.
    • National Board Certified Teacher salary compensation.
    • Loan forgiveness—City, State and National.
    • Tuition reimbursement up to $1,800 per year.
    • Professional Learning Opportunities, specifically for new teachers and teachers new to Hartford.    
  • For Students

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    Our district has an Educators Rising affiliate chapter for students. Educators Rising is a national membership organization with school-based programs that help young people explore teaching.

    "At Hartford Public Schools, we are committed to academic innovation, to fostering an educational community that transcends geographic boundaries and empowers inspiration and curiosity so that each one of our 20,000 students can discover their own superpower. 

    "I love Hartford Public Schools. My hopes and dreams are wrapped around the success of all of our schools to help our children thrive. Our duty as a school community is to ensure that every child has a safe, respectful and nurturing school environment. 

    "As a product of the Hartford Public Schools system, I know what the school district is capable of and I know what is at stake. That’s why from neighborhood schools, to magnet schools and open choice schools, Hartford Public Schools provides more education opportunities than any other district in the region— we believe education involves more than a one-size-fits-all approach. 

    "I welcome you to come and learn more about us by visiting our schools, attending an open house event or viewing our website at www.hartfordschools.org/enroll to make the right choice for your child’s future."

    Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools

  • Job Opportunities

    If you’re interested in working for Hartford Public Schools, check out our job postings at the link below or email nwilliams@hartfordschools.org.

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