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Achievement First Hartford Academy Inc.

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $88,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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Posted June 14, 2014

Where do I begin? Well, when this school 1st began @ a different location in Hartford (Lyme ST) it was the best school ever! Values such as students shaking hands with the staff (etiquette), breakfast EVERY morning for each child, great, energetic teachers & fun, extreme learning. You can definately see which kids started there from the beginning & which ones came in from a different schools. Why because of expanding, location & closing of another neighborhood school. It's different teachers & staff every year, I feel as if the "original" kids are badly influenced by the "non-originals", and the curriculum could be a little better. I feel like they lost that "edge" that they started with that set them apart from the regular Hartford Public Schools. I'm in the process of taking my kids out of this school for the following year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

I think this school should be shut down. They treat the kids like inmates and choose which kids to help and which ones to leave behind. They do not let the kids have their own mind and thoughts. I know a few parents who's children had to get professional help because of the school. My children when there and I'm happy they do not attend anymore. DO NOT SIGN UP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

I have a 8th grader and a 3rd grader attending the schools (elementary and middle). It is true that AFHA are strict, but highly functional. My grandchildren are two of the best students in CT. You may not like the small stuff that is enforced, but your child will receive the education that they deserve, which will make them better adults. All children need direction in their life. Keep up the great work that you and the fantastic children at this school do. They are the "hardest working students in CT."


Posted August 26, 2012

I go to this school and the academics are great i understand that it is a strict school, however, it is worth it achievement first beat the state of connecticuts average on the cmt in reading math and writing you should deffanitely enroll your scholar in to this school u wont regret it.


Posted May 10, 2010

i do not like some of the thing they put these kids though.they do have good academics but that is it.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

i dislike this school. i don't like some of the teachers attitudes. they have good academics though. they take things way too seriously.
—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 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female74%
Male91%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students78%
Female88%
Male70%
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black93%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students86%
Female97%
Male76%
Black86%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male69%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Black98%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male68%
Black73%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black87%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students79%
Female87%
Male73%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male67%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male67%
Black73%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students87%
Female92%
Male77%
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male73%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students84%
Female92%
Male70%
Black82%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students92%
Female97%
Male82%
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 85% 13%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A35%
Female 46%N/A48%
Male 54%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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395 Lyme St
Hartford, CT 06112
Phone: (860) 695-5280

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