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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Metropolitan Business Academy is a public, magnet school located in New Haven, CT. It has 403 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About Metropolitan Business Academy...
Address
115 Water Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone
(475) 220-7700

Metropolitan Business Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
960
97 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
11%

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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$38,126
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
57%
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 22 responses
Report
  • True Colors Conference
    27%
  • School Dance
    23%
  • Bake Sales
    18%
  • "Thundercon"
    14%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
403
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
40%
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
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,468
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,818/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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The school climate is terrible. The students don't respect authority and constantly skip and leave the school. There are very few clubs to choose from and the school offers no real sports. The food is terrible as it is for all New Haven public schools. There are some good teachers, but there are also a lot of teachers who just do the bare minimum. The actual school has a lot of vandalism some windows have been shattered and bathrooms set on fire in the past. Overall the problem with this school is the authority.
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My experience at MBA was great and I wouldn't trade it for any other education because it made me into the student I am today. This school has a great balance between structure and organization and also student freedom that allow us to make the choices for ourselves. Also I loved the major classes; finance, digital media, etc. It allowed for classes to be something each student was interested in.
A beautiful building with an education that offers a lot for the students to prepare them for the future. A very nice touch can be how small the classes are, making it easy for everyone to know each other. Unfortunately, the school does not offer sports of any kind. Some staff members should improve, or be replaced as it impacts the students deeply with their teaching. Security must also be improved to prevent anything that can cause harm from entering the school.