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About Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

655 Stillman Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: 203-338-0593
Fax: 203-338-0714

Opened: August 2010
Grades: K to four
Number of Students in 2016-17: 465
Student Demographics in 2016-17:
45% Boys, 55% Girls
96% African American or Hispanic
83% Qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch

School Leader

Christina Parés is the Principal of Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School. Christina began her career as a performer in the tri-state area. She then returned to her original passion of teaching and became an educator at Village Academies in New York City. Christina joined Achievement First in 2009 at AF Bridgeport Academy Middle School. While there, she served as a fifth and seventh grade math teacher, grade level chair, Dean of Students, and Interim Principal. Christina is excited to lead Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School and bring her breadth of experience to elementary students. She holds a M.A. in education and a B.A. in musical theater from New York University. 

News From Our School

News 12
Some Bridgeport Students Take Dads to Class

News 12
New Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School and Elementary School Students Get Early Start

Connecticut Post
D-o-g Helps Kids with Reading, Self-Esteem

Connecticut Post
First Day of School at Achievement First

Christian Science Monitor
Back to School: How to Measure a Good Teacher

Connecticut Post
Keila Torres Ocasio: Be 'The Man' to Your Kid

Connecticut Post
Young Students Will Be Pioneers at Their New Schools

Connecticut Post
Bridgeport Charter School at the Head of the Class in Student Gains

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