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New Haven Academy

Public | 9-12 | 263 students

We are best known for college prep program.

 
 
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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

Highly engaged administration, great teachers with individualized attention to each student. My daughter is a high achiever and was giving more challenging work while remaining in classes with a healthy mix of students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

awesome teachers, the principal is very much involve with students. Parents are notified of any issues as soon as it happens. Teachers are willing to stay after to help improve grades. Love this school! Small classes as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

My child is a student at NHA and Iam happy that he is there. It has great teachers and I luv that u can check grades on line. Most teacher update everyday or u can e-mail and they respn pretty quick. They have tutoring after school which is great and helpfully. Your child can never tell you that there is noone to help them because there is always someone to help. Princ is involve 100% which is great and knows all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

My son is a freshman at New Haven Academy and we both love it. From the day of shadowing a current student last year, Mark had a mutual connection with both some of the students and teachers. We made NHA our 1st and only choice after visiting Hopkins and Hamden Hall. Students stick up for each other when one may be mean-spirited to another so teachers don't always have to be involved; there is positive peer pressure for responsible behavior. The Principal teaches Freshman Seminar so he knows 1st hand every student entering the school. There is comprehensive, cohesive and coordinated support of students and their families from the academically challenged to the gifted. Every effort is made to enhance student success. If needed there is resource assistance during the school day and teachers stay after school for tutoring. To address the usual teen angst and/or personal situations, there is great social work coverage which we experienced when my son's grandfather passed away. Definately an A+ school. Megan Ifill
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

My child just started at this school. It has great potential - small classes, emphasis on critical thinking, a charismatic principal, many teachers who are excellent and who seem to believe in their students and want the best for them. I say "many" teachers, not all. There are an unfortunate few who are not of high quality - they have low expectations, are underprepared, and/or grade students in large part on behavior (good or bad) rather than student knowledge or performance. Test scores have remained relatively flat there for years - I'd love to see them push themselves to the next level. As far as parent involvement- the school defines how they want you to be involved without asking parents about their gifts or strengths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

When I came to NHA it was just a way to get away from my local high school, but once I was immersed in the culture of the school, I found so much more than an escape. I found a new place to grow and learn. NHA has become both my family, my community and my home. My teachers are competent and keep in constant contact with my parents. I also take classes at Quinnipiac University and participate in a variety of programs such as A.P courses and other great classes. A challenging curriculum, an environment that encourages you to raise your voice and support from students and staff alike, this is the best place for me. I wouldn't go elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2011

My son is academically challenged in all of his classes. The teachers, support staff and principal are wonderful. The computerized snap grade system is great because it allows us to view our son's academic progression in "live time". Thank you New Haven Academy for a five star edcational experience!---William and Cheryl Green, NHA parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

My daughter loves this school. She has become active in different causes and has gone already to college trips. They are very focused with the students and demand the very best of each. Very happy with the prep for college and aiming high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

I love the school and the staff. Greg Baldwin is a wonderful principal with great ideas and vision. My daughter has been there 2 yrs and loves the school and teachers more with each passing year. If your looking for a great education for your child and want a school with a 100% of students going onto college then look no further. I work in a school system and ours is pitiful compared to NHA, I can contact any and all teachers and staff members anytime even at home. They are on top of everything and keep parents involved. I could never pick a better High school even if I devoted all my time and effort. Keep up your great work and High standards.
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 Students58%
Female46%
Male76%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male54%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students47%
Female42%
Male54%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male70%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 57% 13%
Hispanic 23% 20%
White 19% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Gregory Baldwin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (203) 946-8428

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

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  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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444 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06517
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