C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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 12 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
19 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C-
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
A
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.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Senior Signing Day
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Enrichment Showcase
    14%
  • Graduation Ceremony
    14%
  • Declemations
    8%
  • Mummy Fashion
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
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%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
48.4%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$11,683/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Achievement First Hartford Academy Reviews

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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.
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Achievement First has been my home for 8 years now. The school's mission is to get as many kids as possible to get to college. I have already been accepted to a 4-year university and I haven't even finished school yet. I believe that if I went to another school in Hartford, a college wouldn't be so clearly envisioned. The school's culture is very liberal and accepting of all people. This accepting nature is shown through the diverse makeup of the staff at Achievement First. I have grown to appreciate all people because I attended Achievement First. Seeing as the school is so accepting, I would recommend Achievement First to all students who want to go to college after high school because the school will ensure that you get there.
Overall, my high school experience at Achievement First went well, however, It wasn't a walk in the park. The Academics were great. Many of the teachers wanted the students to do well. They would constantly push us to try our best, which is one of the many things that I liked.

Attending Achievement First did in fact prepare me for college. Starting in 9th grade we had a large work load. Thus, I was able to manage the work load once I started college. They also taught us to advocate for ourselves, which has helped me in college as well. I take it upon myself to seek help from professors when it is needed. If I had to do it over again, I would still choose to attend Achievement First.