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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Achievement First Hartford Academy is a public, charter school located in Hartford, CT. It has 1,063 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
305 Greenfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112
Telephone
(860) 695-6685

Achievement First Hartford Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1100
21 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
62%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$32,095
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Graduation Ceremony
    15%
  • Senior Signing Day
    15%
  • Enrichment Showcase
    13%
  • Declemations
    8%
  • Mummy Fashion
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,063
Free or Reduced Lunch
90%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,683/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Achievement First Hartford Academy Reviews

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At Achievement First Hartford High their mission is to set students up to be successful in college. Academically, Achievement First is very strong and motivated to disprove the stereotype that the world isn't meant for African Americans. They push their students to do their best so that each and every one of them can have a successful life financially and socially. Socially, Achievement First needs improvement due to teachers not being aware of what's going on in the school and the negative energy surrounding the atmosphere. The motto of Achievement First is, “ Education Equals Freedom” which means that in order to be free you need to be educated to go against stereotypes that cause injustice.
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I have been attending Achievement First Hartford Academy since middle school. The school is very strict and it is mainly due to the teachers helping us to be college ready. The teachers do their absolute best to make us take college seriously by speaking to us about college since the 5th grade. By the time we get into high school, we are so used to touring colleges that most scholars know what college they would like to attend. Although speaking about college is a good thing, it is very repetitive and scholars get tired of hearing about it.
What I like about Achievement First Hartford Academy is that this school really pushes you to thrive better, as the classes are rigorous from day one of school, from freshman to senior, it only gets 3x harder from my opinion. And each grade, all you can do is try and compete with your last year self to try and do better. Although we're a public high school, we're one of the few in Hartford that's pre-college based and guarantee a 100% graduation rate into a at least a 2 year college. But because we're in Hartford, majority of our students identify as African-American/Black with a few Latino/Hispanic, but majority of the staff is Caucasian, so we don't really feel a connection between the students and teachers. Also, we're not that well funded so we don't have a lot of clubs/sports, only football with capital prep, volleyball, cheerleading and basketball our school offers. But overall, in my opinion, I think this school is very great because it's student run, so our ideas are heard.