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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pathways Academy of Technology and Design is a public, magnet school located in East Hartford, CT. It has 428 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1090
65 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$55,468
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,000
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
  • Dances
    50%
  • College Trips
    13%
  • Fall Festival
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
428
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$24,450/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I go to Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, this high school projected itself as a great magnet school that’ll get students on their way to success in STEM fields. They offer technology courses with design elements still ingrained in them; such as creating games or websites through Programming, 3-D Printing in Advanced Manufacturing, or Digital Media and Digital Photography classes where students use Macs and the Adobe Suite to create works of art, or into interviews that the school has set up for us through our Early-work experience program, where students can apply, interview, and work for corporate or local companies partnered with the school. Such as, Pratt & Whitney, Stanley Black and Decker, Travelers, The Hartford, and American Eagle Financial Credit Union. I was exposed to all of this during my time at Pathways and without this great school I probably wouldn’t have stepped back into an entrepreneurial mindset.
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During my experience at Pathways I was introduced to many opportunities that would help me out in real life. The school itself is pretty average with a central focus on technology and group project and a lack of a proper sports team, however what I think makes this school really shine is the amount of partnerships that are featured here.

Companies like Travelers and NAF both provide real world support in helping students get ready for a career when graduating and going onto college. The reason I feel like these things are often overlooked in this school is that students don't take the time to seek out this support.

When applying to this school I suggest you ask the really helpful guidance counselors and staff to inform you about the many different options pathways has to offer other than academics.
Pathways is a school with a whole lot of potential. Their connections with many important insurance agencies and businesses is one of their greatest strengths due to the amount of opportunities provided, including paid internships and up-to-date technology. They also offer NAF verification, which can be very useful for applying to any future jobs at specific companies such as Pepsi or Pratt & Whitney. Classes such as Web Design, Programming, AP Computer Science, and Graphic Design being taught by capable and intelligent individuals. However, there are a few things that Pathways has going against it. Constant staff changes causes certain technology or AP classes, such as Cisco, 3D Animation, or Entrepreneurship to vanish year after year, which can be a huge disappointment if you apply for one of these classes. Additionally, their clubs are minimal and their school spirit is nearly nonexistent due to the lack of any sports or major public events.