I teach English Language Arts at the 7/8
grade level at Bishop Woods Executive Academy (BWEA) in New Haven, Connecticut. BWEA, a Title I school, serves students from grades PK through and including grade 8. For the 2014-2015 school year, the total school population was reported as totaling 505 students, of which 324 were eligible for free lunch and an additional 23 were eligible for reduced lunch. .
The racial ethnic breakdown for the total student population was reported as: 40% Black, 43% Hispanic, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 13% White. 99 students (47 7
grade and 52 8
grade students) were reported at this level and were distributed into four classes.