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University Academy-Lower

Charter | K-5 | 571 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2013

UA have some of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. I have 3 children that attend this school and I have one that has graduated here and I remain impressed with the cirriculum. Each are pushed to their highest potential. This school creates a true learning atmosphere and all staff are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

This school offers the most positive learning atmosphere Ive seen! My son's friend who didn't speak any English last year, is pretty fluent now! My daughter loves to go back to school, after summer break. My childrens grades have improved, and I feel confident in what they are learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

Love this school. Several of us parents meet for coffee after we bring our kids to school. We share stories about what we see going on with this school. What we see is growth! Fantastic job Teachers, hope you and the students have another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My kids retain what they learned here. I am impressed with the individual attention each child gets.
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Posted October 21, 2008

My son is in kindergarten at University Academy and I wouldnt change my decision for anything. He has learned so much more than I belive that he would have learned if he was still in the Kansas City School District. I am so glad that he got accepted and I plan to send his brother when the time comes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

This School is very involved in the education of it's students. It demands 100% and it has the tools to help it's students strive. My daughter will be starting the 1st grade next month, and she has learned so much. She didn't get any preshooling, this was her first experience in a school setting. She is now able to read, add and subtract, and she actually knows a littlw spanish. She brings home her ativities daily and shows me and tells me what she has learned. If you are a parent serious about your child's education, this is definetly the school. But it is not all on the teachers, your child will bring home things for you to help them with at home. As a parent you have to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 42% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 46% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 48% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students34%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students40%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students35%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students21%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students56%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students51%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students25%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
White 1% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A45%
Female 53%N/A48%
Male 47%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mark Landes
Fax number
  • (816) 410-0321

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 412-5901

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