Achievement First Overview

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2005
  • School / School District
  • K-12 Education
  • $1 to $5 million (USD)

Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, high-performing K to 12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. We are committed to helping our students succeed at every grade level and earn a college degree. Our students regularly outperform ...
Mission: The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools ...

Company Updates

April 7, 2021
We have masks and social distancing… and we have P.E. class outside! AF Promesa Elementary students soaked up the sunshine and the camaraderie during a recent outdoor class.
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February 12, 2021
We are 100 days (!!) into the 2020-21 school year! Check out AF Bushwick Elementary’s K’yani as a fashionable 100-year-old!
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"Amazing Experience filled with Growth"

Mar 22, 2021 - Teacher-In-Residence in Brooklyn, NY
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The leadership team at my school are just that: LEADERS! As a teacher-in-residence, I have learned and grown so much this year. The program is awesome because you are linked with a coach who is


I do not have any cons to share at this point!

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Keep being leaders!
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Diversity & Inclusion at Achievement First

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Achievement First Interviews

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Applied online66%
Employee Referral14%

  1. Featured Interview

    Teacher-In-Residence Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Achievement First (Brooklyn, NY) in Feb 2021


    One video interview, where you were asked questions for the recruiter to get to know you, second phone call interview (not really an interview, more so the recruiter telling you that you made it to the finalist interview and what to expect, and get a feel as to which school you would fit in the best. Finalist interview is with the principal and recruiter, similar interview questions to the first interview questions, along with watching a video and answering some questions on the video! Most of the questions were to get to know me as a person to see if I was a good fit for AF!

    Think about a working relationship that you have had that has not been successful, tell me about the relationship and what the roadblocks were there. *vise versa*

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Achievement First Awards & Accolades

  • National Blue Ribbon SchoolU.S. Department of Education2019
  • #1 in Connecticut High SchoolsUS News & World Report2017
  • FinalistThe Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools2015

Pledges & Certifications

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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What are perks and other benefits like at Achievement First?

...The other teachers were incredibly passionate and dedicated, the kids were amazing (hardworking, funny, sweet), the pay is excellent (since leaving, I haven’t found a school that comes close to offering what AF has offered me), the benefits are fantastic, there is a lot of opportunity for growth and to move up in leadership, and there is a culture of feedback....

December 5, 2019

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