Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy in East Hartford, CT - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
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Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy is a public magnet school in East Hartford, Connecticut. It has 188 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 76 reviews written and they have been mixed.

857 Forbes Street
East Hartford, CT
(860) 622-5560

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 76 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is unique because of its rigorous ib program. The program requires students to wear a school uniform everyday, which shows that students cannot dress in the style that they like. Most importantly, students learn to stay organized. Another way in which students stay organzied is by doing all homework assigned by teacher and meeting all the deadlines for any homework assignments. Overall, when students put in the effort, students are prepared to go to college and are prepared to be responsible adults.
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Food: The food is terrible, there is almost the same thing everyday. There is some type of burger with ranch or hot sauce, there is no variety. The burgers are either undercooked or ridiculously dry, the pizza is about the only safe thing. The veggies and fruits seem to always be there, as in they use left overs and sometimes it smells rancid and is rotten. There have been occasions when the milk is expired. The lunch makes everyone sick, and one bite will have you regretting it for the rest of the day.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The school dress code is ridiculous, there are many things that are banned for petty reasons, such as moccasins footwear, when many students pay a lot of money to purchase them so they have nothing else to wear. Students get detention for not wearing an ID, there is more of a focus on this than showing up to class on time. The guidance counselor is not that helpful, he turned in many transcripts to colleges late therefore many students missed deadlines. The principal is fair but shows favoritism towards the foreign exchange students.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: There is good school spirit when it comes to the football and basketball team, but sports are not really celebrated. The gyms are in need of being modernized, and the pool area has not been the same since a student drowned a few years back.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There are some teachers who do go above and beyond to help students, but there are more teachers who just give a huge workload without adequate instructions because they expect us to know stuff because it is an IB school. There are a couple of teachers who do not even try at this point, just hand out worksheets and expect us to gain something from it.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Stevens Alternate High School 1 mi. 173
Woodland School 2 mi. 191
Manchester Regional Academy 2 mi. 80
Connecticut River Academy 2 mi. 321
High School 4 mi. 377

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 35%
Female 64%

Student Diversity

Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy United States Connecticut River Academy High School Manchester Regional Academy Stevens Alternate High School Woodland School
White 38.0% 51.0% 33.0% 2.0% 43.0% 17.0% 21.0%
African American 31.0% 15.0% 31.0% 47.0% 25.0% 38.0% 31.0%
Hispanic 17.0% 25.0% 31.0% 39.0% 30.0% 42.0% 45.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 9.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 29.4%
Grade 10 28.3%
Grade 11 23.9%
Grade 12 18.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 33% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% The students and teachers
  • 25% Preparing for college
  • 12% Nothing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 60% Too much homework, not enough time.
  • 27% Ridiculous amounts of projects.
  • 7% Too small.
  • 7% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 80% A public school with the IB program.
  • 20% College preparation

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Lack of sleep and life.
  • 33% Ridiculously difficult, ridiculously rewarding.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% It is very hard, do not be deceived.
  • 33% You'll get out of the school what you put in.
  • 11% Don't come,it not worth it or not what they tell u

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 38% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 25% I hate everything about this school.