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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy is a highly rated, public school located in East Hartford, CT. It has 197 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
857 Forbes St
East Hartford, CT 06118
Telephone
(860) 622-5590
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Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
121 responses
Average ACT
32
8 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$52,049
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,800
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • Abelon Walk
    30%
  • The Hunger Games
    20%
  • We do not have the hunger games anymore
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
197
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,158
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,459/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy Reviews

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The Connecticut IB Academy is an excellent school with dedicated teachers in an interesting circumstance. With only 200ish students, the school climate is very family like: everyone knows everyone. Some people love it, others do not. I for one like it, it makes me feel very comfortable. In being such a small school, the teachers are very involved with student activity and know their students very well. Sports are played through the public high school quite literally next door (we are attached by a bridge). The teams there are very competitive. This year the boys varsity soccer team is 9-0-1 so far and are #1 in the state (I am one of the captains). In spite of going to different schools, the athletes are very accepting. Additionally, seeing different faces at sports is a nice change up from seeing the same people everyday at school. Overall, there is a very strong academic and extracurricular focus (IB coursework is very demanding) that I find very rewarding.
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CIBA is not an easy school. As a magnet school, students are often coming from other towns, into a new environment. With only 50 students per grade, coming from various walks of life, to an entirely new educational program, there are definitely plenty of hurdles to jump. However, the IB program is certainly something worth working through, and students still get the opportunity to enjoy high school.
I like the close connection the students can have with the teachers. It is easy to talk to most teachers about issues about school work. There is a lot of diversity in this school and we acknowledge different cultures and we gain knowledge about the students background. The workload is a lot but it is preparing the students for college and the real world. This school teaches students different ways of thinking and helps us with our social skills by doing different activities in the classroom. This school is overall a good school but their can be improvements, especially in the math department. Personally, that department does not engage with the students and help them like the other departments to. This is putting a strain upon the students in all grades from Freshman to Seniors.