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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is a public, magnet school located in Hartford, CT. It has 442 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
139 responses
Average ACT
26
8 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$31,488
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$906
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,119
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
  • Peace Fest
    23%
  • The school plays and musicals
    22%
  • The art shows!
    19%
  • Faculty Frolic (the teachers perform!)
    18%
  • Academics...very high level for an arts school
    8%
  • Integrations
    5%
  • 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
442
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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I honestly can not recommend any changes to this high school, it is two campuses of pure awesomeness! I loved both schools, the academics and arts equally. Switching to the arts school my junior year was one of the best choices I have ever made. I recall not being happy in my previous school due to choice of classes and the environment. Switching was what I needed. The school's motto is "Academy is family" and it really is, I can vouch for that. My transition was very smooth, the teachers are welcoming, and the overall environment is positive. I loved each of my two years there, and would recommend it to any student who loves dance, music, art, theater, writing. The school has every art and educational need and supports what you as an overall student. I hope it gets all the love and support as well from past and future students, as it has brought many graduates very far in life, I love Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and wish the school, and its faculty nothing but the best!
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The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts has taught me many vital skills that will be utilized throughout the rest of my life. Teachers and Administrators value the importance of both mental and physical health, and this reflects in the way they teach. From these lessons, I've learned how to monitor my own needs and help others around me when they are struggling. Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is a magnet school, meaning students travel from all over the state to attend. Transportation can tend to be frustrating due to lack of communication with the bus company, but the welcoming and nurturing culture this school has is worth it. I feel most prepared going to college next year knowing that The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts has prepared me for balancing a big schedule. Students at the Academy don't only take academic classes, but also arts classes until 4:15. From the long schedule I now know how to properly time manage and balance a well rounded schedule.
I have absolutely loved my time at GHAA. It is a very caring and supportive school with a large diversity to support the community it is in.
Most schools nowadays are filled with drugs, racism, and petty fighting. I am not sure if it the idea you need to audition to attend GHAA or the idea that it offers so many choices, nut the kids appreciate being here. That means less of the negative things listed above and more time just enjoying your day.
The teachers are amazing and supportive as well. The Art's staff respect heavy study weeks and the Academic staff respects and supports our Shows.

The end of my time at GHAA will be sad as I will miss it very much. However, I feel very prepared and empowered with the readiness the school has provided.