Hartford's Sport and Medical Sciences Academy is a magnet school built in the shadow of the old Colt factory. In the summer, the school hosts an elite basketball program in the main gym.
This school was one of four in the City of Hartford named one of the best high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report. The school attained this ranking by producing conspicuously better results than would be expected for the demographics in the school system. This is SMSA's fourth successive year in the rankings. For a poor city like Hartford, with a high concentration of low income students, this is an achievement worth trumpeting.
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