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Amistad Academy
407 James Street    
New Haven, Connecticut    
Charter School
Coed Day 8 250 students


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Amistad Academy is a high-performing urban charter school in New Haven, CT. The school, in its fourth year, now has 22 teachers and serves 250 students (97% African-American or Latino, 86% free-reduced lunch) in grades K-8. Amistad has a proven track record of closing the "achievement gap" between urban and suburban students. Amistad's 8th graders now beat the state results -- and nearly triple the New Haven results in some areas -- on the Connecticut Mastery Test. Moreover, almost all Amistad graduates are either earning scholarships to top private schools or taking the most advanced classes at the local public schools. The curriculum is very standards-driven, and teachers use data to drive instructional decisions and push all students toward mastery. Focused, clear instruction and a strict, no excuses school culture are hallmarks of the school. Great benefits, pay, and professionalism attract the best urban teachers from across the country. See for more information.
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