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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Amistad Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in New Haven, CT. It has 1,081 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Amistad Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1100
140 responses
Average ACT
23
6 responses
AP Enrollment
51%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$30,648
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,681
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    36%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Joy Week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spring Fling
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,081
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.1%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Amistad Academy is a school full of minorities that strives to beat stereotypes against low income communities, which makes my school stand out amongst others. My school works on making sure everyone Stands out on college transcripts by allowing all students to take atleast 2AP courses throughout our 4 years of high school.We also receive classes on things that will never be taught to us until we face them. For example, Learning how to do our taxes and learningthe importance of keeping a good credit. However, one thing that I would really like to change is the way teachers treatstudents. As a quiet and observant student, I have noticed some students around me are underestimated due to the way they perceive themselves. Overall, besides the excellent education we receive, teachers should be more understanding on each background and treat all students with equal respect.
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For the most part, Amistad has helped me intellectually but came with added stress within our school community. Amistad has prepared me for a college classroom setting but hasn't prepared me for greater variety fo cultures and ethnicities.
I learned a lot, but I do not get the high school feels at all there is no freedom. Throughout all 4 years of my time at Amistad High School, I've always said that we need to let the students feel like they are at a high school and not still in middle school. The teachers are too attentive which isn't properly preparing us scholars for when we go to college and have to reach out to our professors and take charge of our education. High School is supposed to build some independence as you pass onto the next grade, but I feel like my school isn't properly doing that for us. However, there are some upsides to going to Amistad because they push very hard for education which is why we are number one in the state of Connecticut and for that, I am truly grateful for.