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About This School

Kuumba Academy Charter School is a charter elementary school in Wilmington. 253 students attend Kuumba Academy Charter School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 76% of the 253 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kuumba Academy Charter School is 13:1. St. Peter Cathedral School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 98%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 72%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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 ...

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

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