School Details

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy

365 East Washington Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 338-0593
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-1, 5-9 543 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

67%
67%
84%
61%
61%
79%
71%
71%
82%
80%
80%
88%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bridgeport Achievement First average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
86%
83%
83%
85%
85%
85%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bridgeport Achievement First average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
85%
85%
85%
87%
88%
88%
83%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bridgeport Achievement First average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
86%
95%
95%
86%
69%
69%
77%
88%
88%
86%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bridgeport Achievement First average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy is a charter middle school in Bridgeport. 543 students attend Achievement First Bridgeport Academy and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 83% of the 543 students here have subsidized lunches. Park City Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 55% 55%
Hispanic 43% 43%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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?

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (2 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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....

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

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