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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
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Amistad Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in New Haven, CT. It has 1,057 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 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
1090
109 responses
Average ACT
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
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$26,319
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,674
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.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    50%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Joy Week
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Spring Fling
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,057
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.1%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 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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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.
Amistad Academy genuinely cares about the the students education. They stay true to their goal of getting kids through college. I have been a student at Amistad since 5th grade and ever since, College has been the goal that they encouraged me to strive for. The school prepares their students for college by giving us difficult and time consuming homework assignments, starting school early and ending late, and giving us essay and research papers as well as making us do independent and group projects.
The school's work ethics and the amount of work assigned to the students is very difficult and may even be perceived to be a little bit excessive, It is all worth it in the end when the child gets that letter of acceptance to a 4 year college/university.