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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is a public, magnet school located in Hartford, CT. It has 469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
15 Vernon St
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone
(860) 757-6321
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Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
117 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
17%
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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-
Median Household Income
$29,665
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,230
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Peace Fest
    23%
  • The school plays and musicals
    23%
  • The art shows!
    20%
  • Faculty Frolic (the teachers perform!)
    18%
  • Academics...very high level for an arts school
    9%
  • Integrations
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
469
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Reviews

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GHAA is amazing. As one may expect, they have a fantastic arts program with incredibly supportive and knowledgeable instructors, and this combined with the students attending can create an environment that feels like home. However, due to money issues, GHAA is changing its arts program, as well as other aspects of it, this coming fall. While this is creating a lot of anxiety for people involved, I can speak from my experience as a senior that things will settle, and the environment will most likely stay the same. There's a saying here that "Academy is Family." Through any changes, it is unlikely that the environment, spirit, or quality of the arts program will be hugely affected. I would recommend Academy for any teen with even a mild interest in the arts. This is a place to explore what interests you, and between the quality of the classes, the bonds formed between students, peers and instructors, the diversity and the overall environment, I wouldn't trade GHAA for the world.
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I love my experience at GHAA. I came the start of junior year where I felt very anxious. I was not ready for the positive changes this school has induced. The teachers at this school actually care about you as a person and try to push you to be the best you can be. This school's motto is GHAA is family and it honestly feels like it. If you do the grandfather program or the standard arts program last year, you know how much of a commitment this school is. But the experience here makes it worth it- it’s like no other. The kinds of people I've met and the creativity I’ve experienced are priceless. While I wish I'd started freshman year, I wouldn't trade the two years I've had for anything in the world.
The biggest areas of improvement at this school are staff organization and academics. Some teachers aren't good at explaining topics and leave many students confused, or just disorganized in general. These areas can definitely be improved, but don't take too much away from the school.
In Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, the school setting is peaceful, students don’t judge each other, many things are expected. Even the things many will find out of the ordinary. I haven’t seen any bullying going on in the school. The classes could be longer because AP classes that are given are not long enough classes to be able to pass the AP test with flying colors. The school floors can be vacuumed a lot more but besides that the school is clean. The lunch food isn’t very good even though they try to change it up. Most students look forward to the art classes because of their friends from other schools joining and it’s more of a hobby than job. Overall the school days are long but worth it if you enjoy what you’re doing.