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Kuumba Academy Charter School

Charter | K-6 | 298 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

My child will be entering Kuumba Charter in a couple of weeks for kindergarten. Kuumba offers a summer enrichment program. Not your ordinary summer camp. My child has learned sign language. Some core sight words and she has even gotten over her fear of swimming pools because of a beginners swimming program at the Y while she attended the summer enrichment program. She has also made some friends so I know that transition from summer camp to school will be smooth. I chose Kuumba because of their curriculum. They teach the whole child and their test scores throughout the state was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Kuumba Academy Charter School does a great job connecting with the students and have great activities to keep the children involved.


Posted May 7, 2013

My twins attend this school. I absolutely love the interaction between teachers/parent and teachers/children. Strict focus on Math, Science and the Arts..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Although my daughter is graduating this year, Kuumba Academy Charter School has proven to have deserved the Academic Excellence Award in the State of Delaware. There students perform above and beyond the normal standards of other children in public schools. I would recommend this school for all children in grades K-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

As a parent who had one child graduate from there, and now one child in the 4th grade who has been there 3 years, this school more than likely the best primary school in Wilmington. The State Ed Dept. has declared Kuumba as 'superior' according to the DSTP scores in 2007/8. It is the only art-centered school in Delaware where each child takes 5 different 'special' classes each week. It is one of few schools in Delaware that is apart of the Vision 2015 (a collaborative effort by education, government, business and civic leaders throughout Delaware). Kuumba is one of the few schools in the country to implement in 2008 the innovative Singapore Math system which has proven to elevate students in math scores. I don't know of any other school in Delaware that intergrates technology in every subject like this school does. There is more ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My child is currently enrolled at Kuumba. He will be attending the second grade in the fall. I love this school and highly recommend it to anyone who has an elementary aged student! They have wonderful extra curricular activities for the students. Also, they are an excellent academic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Kuumba is a great school so far my children have been there for 2 years and I am very pleased with what they have learned so far and the teachers are very patient. Keep up the good work Kuumba.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

My daughter attended fifth grade at Kuumba Academy. She had a fabulous experience academically, socially, and in supporting her developing racial identity. Kuumba Academy's mission supports children of color in developing strong positive self-images which they otherwise may not always achieve due to continuing negative societal influences. Using the Kwaanza principles as a foundation, and with integration of the arts into the academic curriculum, the school environment is very nurturing of kids with varying abilities. Class sizes are small (13 in her fifth grade class!), allowing lots of individual attention. As the European-american mother of a biracial daughter, I welcomed this opportunity for her to be immersed in a part of her heritage that I cannot provide her out of my own experience. It was also a learning opportunity for me, to experience being the one in a clear minority and to be whole-heartedly welcomed into the active parent community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Enrolling my child into Kuumba Academy Charter School is the best thing that I could have done. The school offers a variety of programs including music,art, dance, foreign language and an excellent after school computer class that my child has helped my child immensely. The staff at Kuumba are professional, caring, well equip, and all about the children. Just visit and you will feel the same calm, nurturing, positive vibe I do every day I'm there.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female90%
Malen/a
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I86%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Malen/a
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I83%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I93%
Special edn/a
Regular ed95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I77%
Special edn/a
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I77%
Special edn/a
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female80%
Malen/a
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I85%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students62%
Female50%
Malen/a
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students32%
Female25%
Malen/a
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Special edn/a
Regular ed34%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular edn/a
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular edn/a
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 97% 32%
Hispanic 1 2% 13%
White 2 1% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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