Kuumba Academy Charter School
 Date updated - Summer 2017
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District: Kuumba Academy Charter School Telephone: (302) 660-4750
Address: 1200 North French Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Web: Kuumba Academy Charter School Page
Principal: Sally Maldonado
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten9297
Grade 19599
Grade 29299
Grade 37299
Grade 46897
Grade 56469
Grade 66669
Grade 75466
Grade 84149
Total644744


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten95.7%
Grade 187.9%
Grade 290.3%
Grade 391.1%
Grade 498.2%
Grade 5100.0%
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American92.7%91.1%
American Indian0.5%0.9%
Hawaiian 0.1%
Hispanic/Latino6.7%7.3%
White0.2%0.5%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner0.8%0.9%
Low Income61.0%65.3%
Special Education10.7%12.2%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$12,487

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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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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Other
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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