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University Community Academy

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Posted May 18, 2005

I am quite saddened by the outcome of UCA. My child started the first year it opened (3 years ago). At that time there was lots of excitement about a charter school coming to the community with a rigorous curriculum and a technology program that would give our kids the 'edge' they needed to succeed in the future. Unfortunately, the standards that were included in the proposal that was submitted and approved have not been met. UCA has failed our children in more ways than one. The teachers are just 'ok.' They are not motivated; therefore, they cannot provide continuous motivation and encouragement to our kids. My son will not be returning next year, but I truly hope that the necessary improvements will be made for the kids that won't be as fortunate to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

This school needs new leaders (Teachers) who are dedicated to their craft and care about their students' progress. The park grounds the children play on are often times inhabited by vagrants and other people of the streets.
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Posted March 19, 2005

This school needs lots of improvement. There is no music, very little art, no sports and little, if any, extracurricular activities. The school is located in a three-story building, the only girls bathroom is on the third floor...which is usually very unhygienic. This school needs teachers who have positive attitudes, a new building and some technology (as in a few computers for students and the lunchroom). My child will not be returning next year.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

35 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

35 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

35 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

33 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

33 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

33 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
57%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
8%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/A51%
Female 47%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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