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Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women

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Posted June 24, 2013

Favoritism rules this school. If you were in the school since 6th Grade, and/or are considered "highly intelligent" and want to peruse a career in the Math and Science field, the teachers would love you. If you were in the school since 9th grade and considered to be an "average" kid who wants to be in a career outside of Match and Science, then the teachers love to see you fail in the school. The teachers don't care about the students and don't even care to help them with their grades. With the new "Learning Culture" curriculum, teachers don't teach the students, and students learn from packets that are unreliable. Students can't even get in-school academic help. AT ALL. The high school book, says that the school offers programs like dance, robotics, AP courses. It's all a lie. Their is a Girls Inc. branch in the school and they're great, but they can only do so much as the Principal would let them. The Principal doesn't care about the 11th and 12th graders, and sees most of us as people who would amount to nothing. This is a school were only the favorite students survive.


Posted February 13, 2013

I'm a student in this school I strongly agree with parents , I think students that attend this school or even other schools should be challenged more and receive more homework to have our education boosted to another level to get somewhere far and life . Overall this school is ok it can be better but it's ok


Posted May 19, 2011

The school has many partnerships and many resources. Next year our 11th grade students will take two college classes: one in engineering and one in math at NYU-Poly thanks to the strong relationship UAI has with poly. The middle school has benefited from a partnership with the Careera program where our girls gets an additional staff of 10, who work on character education through several courses: Job Club, Family Life, Power Group and Academic support. We have a robust after school program thanks to our partnership with Girls Inc which include after school clubs such as robotics, games for learning, school newspaper, drama and dance company.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2010

I am a parent of a 6th grader. My daughter needs to be challenged since she performs above average in many areas of her studies. I am a bit dissapointed ... this school has not shown that they can do more, (being a charter school) in the first quarter. I spoke to other parents and they shared simmilar views...very little homework , disruptive students and students don't have the luxury of taking their text-books home. As a parent who overlooks my childs work ...I have to go online to find additional help so as to teach my child at home.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 29% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
75%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
77%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
26%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
75%
Global History and Geography

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%
Integrated Algebra

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students25%
Female25%
Malen/a
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant25%

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students33%
Female33%
Malen/a
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

English

All Students86%
Female86%
Malen/a
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Geometry

All Students55%
Female55%
Malen/a
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female68%
Malen/a
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Integrated Algebra

All Students51%
Female51%
Malen/a
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities14%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%

Living Environment

All Students55%
Female55%
Malen/a
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%

Physics

All Students45%
Female45%
Malen/a
African American46%
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 population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

U.S. History and Government

All Students65%
Female65%
Malen/a
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
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 "D" for the middle school level. The school received a grade of "B" 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
Black 79% 19%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
White 2 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 176%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 16%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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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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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

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

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents6714%
Students35473%
Teachers2872%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. KIRI SOARES
Gender
  • All girls

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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 - B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67, B69. Subways - 2, 3, 4, 5 to Court St - Borough Hall; B, Q to DeKalb Av; G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts; A, C, F, R to Jay St-MetroTech
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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