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Achievement First Bridgeport Academy

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Posted July 22, 2013

AFBA is an excellent school. The staff and teachers wants your child to succeed, in order for this to work the scholars and parents really have to cooperated or the system will fail on them. If a child is having problems with a subject there is Saturday academy to tutor the scholar. AFBA teach at high school and community college level, so this school might not be for every parent and child, but if you are committed to their program it can be rewarding. They have tutoring to prep the top scholars to get in to CTY which is a search for talented youth. Once your child is in 8th grade, they help the scholars to get in to some of the top high schools, the top ranking students get prep to take the SSAT so they can get into a private high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

is this school a good school?... i mean is this school like always having fights in there and bullies and the students are just horrible?.. or is it the opposite?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

AFBA middle and elementary schools are great. My middle school child has been here for the past 3 years and love it at first she had to adjust but, now she's doing very well here reading level is awesome. My youngest scholar just started kindergarten and is learning so much she reading well and it's only been 3 weeks. I love this school the principals and teachers show they really care .Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

I can't say enough about this school, and the quality of education my son is recieving. The principal and teachers are amazing. It is a callenge for the parents too because they do expect a lot from the kids, but once they fall into line, they get it and enjoy the rewards! It is a wonderful school. I see my nieces who are in the same grade in Fairfield schools, and I think my child is learning more and is in a better enviroment then they are. When you walk into the school you feel that the teachers really want to be there. It is an amazing enviroment. My son is doing great and his reading level is up. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy is a type of school that can teach you alot but once your child reaches the 6th grade in that school they start to not care much about their rades they have a lot of bad influences in that school....
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2010

At Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, scholars, such as I, are prepared to climb the mountain to college. Starting with the 2010 - 2011 school year, AFBA will be educating students grades 5-8. Bridgeport Academy is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are energetic, encouraging, and eager to teach. They all sincerely care about the scholars, and want them to learn. Being a 7th grade 'junior,' I am able to truly say that the scholars at our school are very close. Yes, there are a few arguments every once in while, but that can be expected from any team and family, which is what we, everyone at AFBA, consider ourselves to be. If your child has the honorable opportunity to be enrolled into this school, you should absolutely accept without a single hesitation, for I guarantee that Achievement First Bridgeport Academy will work wonders with your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2010

This school is the best. My son was having a lot of problems in the last three years. Since he started Achievement First my son is no longer have behavioral or academic problems. The faculty is the best, my son is now an all Star student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

my son is a fifth grader,i have to say the teachers and all other staff are doing a great job, they show they care about the students. teachers teaches and make sure the kids understand.my son said the teachers are always there for them.thank you achievement first---bridgeport
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male57%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female62%
Male78%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students51%
Female47%
Male53%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Writing

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female93%
Male82%
Black84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male67%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%

Writing

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 13%
Hispanic 43% 19%
White 1% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bridgeport, CT 06608
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