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Ujamaa School

Ujamaa School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Kindergarten through 9.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Ujamaa School, an independent non-profit Afrikan community school, was founded and organized in 1968 by Baba El Senzengakulu Zulu. El Senzengakulu Zulu was one of the organizers of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. It was also during that time that Baba Zulu worked closely with leaders of civil rights movement such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medger Ever., James Fornian, Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, Marion Barry, and Fannie Lou Hammer. He worked along side others throughout the south to help organize the Freedom Rides. Ujima Va IJjamaa school was founded to provide an institutional base that would ensure Afrikan children the development ofa strong, positive self-image, a valid value system, and the achievement of academic excellence. lJjamaas program provides for training in all facets of life. Character, independence, self-sufficiency and positive approaches to meeting lifes challenges are built into the schools program. The overall program is geared to develop the total being, to help each child reach his or her ultimate goal and to develop to their highest potential. Based on Baba Zulus belief that we must do for self, in May 1968 lijamaa Shule was born. Later, several other committed and dedicated brothers and sisters such as Mama Rose Pringle, Akbar, Mama Almasi, Mwata and Nkechi Namtambu, Hamid, Askia, Mama Khadijah, Baba Rasafik, Baba Ngoma and others came to help strengthen Ujamaa. lijaniaa Shule began at 904 Florida Avenue, NW., next door to the old site of Ujamaa Bookstore, with only three watoto.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 78
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 8
1 5
2 7
3 8
4 10
5 10
6 7
7 11
8 5
9 7

Ujamaa School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Ujamaa School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American 100%

Associations & Memberships

National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)

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