I am thankful for UPA because there are very good teachers, a nice principal, and an excellent parent coordinator, Glendy Cordero, at the school. There is a free salad bar for the students, four days a week thanks to Glendy, Ana, and the parents that help. I am also thankful for the program that teaches parents to learn about computers. Now, we can comunicate in e-mail with the school and see the grades of our children, etc.
I'm really pleased with the staff and classes at this school. My son is in grade 6 now and he is benefitting from the excellent, committed teachers at UPA. A big thumbs up to "Miss Lisa".
I'm looking to start my children in this school and I have spoken to teachers and staff already. They seem to be very professional. The school also has English and computer classes for parents. These classes help to get the parents more involved with their children's academic experience.
I am a very proud father to have my son, Jose, in this school. The teachers are excellent in my opinion. My son was in a private school and the experience was not positive. However, since my son transferred to UPA he has learned how to be a good student, but above all at being a good person. Teachers and all of the other staff here are part of our lives now. They keep parents well-imformed and help to shape our children. I am a happy father. Thaks UPA.
I am very thankful for UPA Middle School because every teacher and staff member is dedicated to the students. The principal is very friendly and open to parent input. My daughter, Evelyn, is in grade 7 now and she is excited to go to school everyday.
upa is the best school that you can ever find.I am an 8th grader righ now and thanks to upa i have gone from a 3.50 to a 4.0.the teachers here push you to work hard and doesn't let anyone fall behind.In this school i was able to go to chicago with my after school program.It was hard work but it was worth it.Im sad to be leaving this school.I feel really safe here.Our test scores were the best out of oakland.If your thinking of putting your child in this school your child will thank you for putting him or her in this school
upa has been the best school i have gone to. i have nothing but good memories about the school and all the great teachers!!! Golberg, Bayardo, Juarez ,wolf,maxwell, and Montes have been the best teachers i have ever had!!!
i am a student at upa its my last year there and i could say that it has really helped me. Everyone helps all the students do there best. The teachers are always there for us. when i first started upa i had a 3.5 in my gpa but know i am a proud 4.0 student and i want to thank everyone all my teachers and principal. I also want 2 say that upa is not like all of the schools of east Oakland this is a small school that dosent have many fights and is a verry safe school 2 be at!!!!!!
As a parent of this school I am very impressed at the lengths that the staff goes through to get parents involved. I also think that the principal has done a gareat job in improving the test scores of the school. I have watched the school grow. This is my fourth year as a parent at this school and yes academically it can do better but we need more parents involved to do it. My children have been bothe straight A students with perfect attendance and I know it is becasue of the expectations their teachers have and the one's we have at home. Keep up the good work!
Are you kidding! This school is a typical east oakldn school where teachers do not teach but fill students with their own ideals about society. I have lived in this community for more than 10 years and am disgusted by the stereotypical mural they just placed in the wall. Warriors huh? Raise the schools academics and then boast. What a joke!
This school captured my spirit when I started working there and has molded me into the teacher I am today. Urban Promise Academy is full of the brightest students and teachers I have ever worked with. The dedication of its staff is second to none and their drive to improve their school is phenomenal. The director always uses her skills and talents in the best interest of kids and UPA's interactive approach to giving kids the skills they need is a great model for school success.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Urban Promise Academy on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Urban Promise Academy, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.