Kuumba Academy Charter School
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: Kuumba Academy Charter School Telephone: (302) 472-6450
Address: 1200 North French Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Web: Kuumba Academy Charter School Page
Principal: Sally Maldonado
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Grade 19995
Grade 29994
Grade 39992
Grade 49786
Grade 56985
Grade 66963
Grade 76659
Grade 84952

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School Promotion by Grade

Grade 188.9%
Grade 286.9%
Grade 388.9%
Grade 490.7%
Grade 597.1%
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 898.0%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American91.1%91.2%
American Indian0.9%1.1%
Asian 0.1%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner0.7%
Low Income65.4%
Special Education10.4%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0

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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances

District Expenditure per Pupil (2016-17)


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District Sources of Revenue (2016-17)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2016-17)

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Exemplary Programs
Kuumba Academy Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school open to all students in grades K to 8. Christina Cultural Arts Center, Inc. founded Kuumba Academy Charter School in 1998 as a unique nonprofit/public school partnership based on the idea that all children can soar in school and life, given the right support.

Kuumba Academy believes that parents are a child’s primary educators. In cooperation with guidance at home, Kuumba embraces cultural awareness and empowers students to achieve academic and artistic excellence. We believe that children who are at-risk for academic failure can be high achievers and change agents in low-income communities when parents and teachers engage them in a culturally relevant, community education model.

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Curriculum Highlights
Kuumba Academy couples rigorous academics with arts-based activities, all delivered in a safe, caring environment.
Everything we do is aimed at igniting your child’s passion for Reading, Math, Science, and the Creative Arts. Our challenging curriculum is based on the nationally recognized Expeditionary Learning (EL) model, which organizes student learning around a project-based, learning-by-doing approach. The EL model emphasizes student inquiry, critical thinking and real-life connections and experiences. These are proven methods for success among “high need” populations. Our model encourages academic depth over breadth, with a local context and alignment with the Common Core Standards. Our students are taught a carefully sequenced curriculum in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Fitness, Spanish, Music, Theater, Dance and Visual Arts.

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Kuumba Academy excels at nurturing each student's learning style through a creative integration of academics and the arts. From its inception in 2001, Kuumba Academy has earned a reputation for success. We’re a school with heart. Our hallways and classrooms are filled with professional teachers and experienced administrators who care. Passionate leadership is the key to unlocking potential at Kuumba Academy, where learning is a personal responsibility upheld by a nurturing staff.
Kuumba Academy also knows that to be successful in the 21st Century, students must be skilled in the latest technology. Technical and computer skills are honed as part of our students’ regular classroom instruction from kindergarten.

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