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Urban Institute Of Mathematics

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Posted April 17, 2014

Very happy with the quality of education. The eighth grade teachers are top notch. Mrs. Joynt the principal is awesome and always there if you need her. Wish there was more extra curricula activities though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

I rate thisschool as an excellent one, i begins with the principle and assistant principle always making themselves available to both the student and the parents as well as keeping them updated about new beginnings. they greet their students by name and are able to tell you about each student and how well or poorly they are doing. They assure that their teachers perform well and they are their rolemodels. their Ela and Mah teachers are up to date on all the new core curriculum. both administration and teachers also know how to make their students have fun and always participate with the students in extracurricular activities. (volleyball, car washing fund raiser, dances etc.) This school would use the winning funds to purchase new computers since our school is in dire need of new computers.


Posted June 21, 2012

My child was in private school from pre-k through 6th. I had enough of the bullying, clicks and general fees and decided to go with UIM. I could not be happier. The teachers are so wonderful, challenge the scholars and really work to make them be their best. The job of learning is the scholars and the parents to foster that environment. The teachers respond on engrade promptly even late at night or on the weekends. They are invested in the school and the kids. A refreshening change. Lots of extra curricular far more than private. talent shows, plays, honor society, cinco de mayo walkathon to name a few. PTA is the same where ever you go- very clicky, you can't be a working mom and be involved. The teachers go the extra mile to encourage the kids to do well, tons of extra credit available if students need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

Extracurriculars are non-existant, children are cramped, uniforms not enforced. SHSAT results were administered, only 2 children were accepted! All kids are going to run-of-the-mill schools, Lehman, Pelham Prep, etc. The school has a constant college theme. If "scholars" weren't stressed out about college, they could of gotten in a decent school! The kids don't know each other either, many cliques, no U.I.M. unity. The kids are bad influences, teachers DON'T care, they get busy work. My son was at his friend's, she was doing math homework. She's in another Bronx school. He looked at her work and was lost. The sad thing is, her school offers no honors courses. They are in one classroom all day. She has scholarships to private schools, and offers for Specialized Schools. This is standard for her school. Maybe two in that school are going to public schools. I went to events at her school. There is a family feel. Everyone knows each other well. Students enjoy themselves, as do the teachers. I doubt tears will be shed at U.I.M. graduation. The Urban Institute of Mathematics has disappointed. They left us with empty promises. Yes, the grades are decent, but have you seen the work?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

I took my son out of this school in November. That was by far the best decision I've ever made! He is a happy kid again, and he's grown so much academically and socially. That is good enough for me. U.I.M. is mediocre on a good day. The school thinks it is fancy because of a name. That means nothing. The children run around like animals during gym. They stay in their slacks, change into sneakers, and kick a ball around. The girls prance around in far too tight slacks. The boys have never seen a belt. Teachers don't teach. Pull your child out of this school while you have the chance. Things are only going to get worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

I am a proud parent of a 7th grader. When my son got accepted, I was very hesitant to send him because of the bad publicity about safety issues that I.S 192 always received. My son really wanted to attend the school, so my husband and I decided to give it a shot! I couldn't have made a better decision! This school is fantastic! The principal, Ms.Jennifer Joynt and the assistant principal , Mr. Joseph Martin along with the rest of the faculty, do a phenomenal job! The school offers more to the scholars than any of the private schools in our neighborhood. My son is learning so much and enjoys going to school. As far as my concerns for his safety, there are none. I know that when I drop my son off in the morning, he is safe. The Urban Institute of Mathematics and Science gets an A+ in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

this school rocks! it is an excellant school to send your child to. if your child goes here you won't regret it. this school really pushes you to do good and suceed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

As a community member and parent of a 6h grader enrolled in this school, I feel truly blessed. The school is based on 'principles and goals', this is stressed at the open houses and at the orientations. If you are a parent who does not want to follow the rules, then do not send your child here. The curriculm is excellent, staff involvement and dedication is stellar and the children are happy! Most of all the school received a Well Developed rating from the Board of Education. I am extremely proud of what is happening at UIM and think that it will be the the highest ranked school very soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

hello i am a student at uim and i believe uim is a great school but there are many school regulations it is a nonstict school and i believe this school is very fun!!!! the teachers are great but every student will have a problem with 1 of the teachers but you will get used to it..... i did.... right now i will be entering the 8th grade... yup thts right i was 1 of the first students to be in UIM and those were the best years well good bye and think about this school as one of your kids choices
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

I too have lost confidence in this school. I find that teachers and administrators alike are extremely inexperienced in how to control the students. Crowding the 300 students currently enrolled into small spaces adds to discipline issues. It is a shame since the school is academically well structured but seems to be inept at organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

I no longer have any confidence in this school due to the immaturity of the teachers and the bad attitutude that they carry, which seems to be rubbing off on the children. The militant attitude of the principal has caused the children to rebel and the children are not happy in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

I love this school. The Teachers are fantastic and the principal and vice-principals are so evolved with everything. The school's environment is safe and disciplined. Simply Perfect.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students14%
Female20%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students16%
Female23%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students30%
Female37%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities8%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students22%
Female22%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities15%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students18%
Female14%
Male22%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities7%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students16%
Female7%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities8%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students62%
Female57%
Male66%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities21%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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 "B" for the middle 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 1 59% 23%
White 1 24% 48%
Black 2 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 273%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%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
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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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents12547%
Students25993%
Teachers1664%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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