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Urban Assembly School For Careers In Sports

Public | 9-12 | 476 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2012

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! It offers so many great Sports Programs. I just wish they would add more AP Classes and a variety of more teachers. I believe Johani (the Principal) works extremely well with the kids and is always trying to get more parents involved. The staff are very understanding and work well to aid many of the students to be their best. The iMentor program is absolutely wonderful. I also wish they offered more programs like foreign exchange to open the horizons for many of the underprivileged kids to have better scope of the world and greater opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

We recently moved to NYC & because my children were sophmores, they didn't have a lot of choices. They picked this school because it offered programs geared to different industries within the sports field i.e. sports medicine, etc. The school is nice, however, the programs they glorified on all the NY ed websites are not available because of funding issues. It's a sports school and they dont even have a weight room. My kids have gotten a handful of tests most of them which have been take home. This school does not teach. I think the staff is friendly and helpful but honestly I would take a rude staff over my kids not learning anything. The school does have an array of sports to choose from, but are limited with the classes. There is no hardly any AP classes, no languages beyond 2nd year Spanish, and no real tests. My kids have yet to write a paper for any of their classes and they are sophmores in high school!!! They also do not have money to send the kids home with texts, so studying is done from review sheets. I am very disappointed in this school. It is an example of how we are teaching the test. On paper great school but it s not beneficial to eager college bound students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

I am a student that goes to the Academy for Careers in Sports. I am n the 11th grade and so far my experience their has been great because the teacher and staff actually enjoy working their and helping the student slike me get into collge
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
100%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
88%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Not migrant13%

Chemistry

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students65%
Female70%
Male64%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities14%
General population75%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Geometry

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%

Global History and Geography

All Students52%
Female44%
Male54%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities19%
General population60%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Integrated Algebra

All Students63%
Female68%
Male63%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities36%
General population72%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Living Environment

All Students51%
Female54%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities26%
General population61%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students64%
Female56%
Male65%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities33%
General population70%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 70% 23%
Black 1 27% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 282%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 19%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 26%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 541 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11824%
Students38977%
Teachers34100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHANNY GARCIA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX13, BX19, BX2, BX32, BX41, BX6
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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730 Concourse Village W
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 993-0255

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