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Unity Center for Urban Technologies

Public | 9-12 | 237 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2010

Im a student for 2 years. Unity high school is a good school because it gives me all the tools to have a good education. I like it because i feel safe in classes, bathroom, hallways,etc. and cause its a small schooL. They also offer me extra tutoring Mondays-Saturday and I get my credits on time and I will be able to graduate next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

My name is Eddy, I am a parent. The best decision I made for my son was put him in Unity Urban Center Technologies. It is a good school, I am satisfied with the academic education he received during these four years. We have always been treated with great respect. Thanks to all the staff for the help provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Unity Center for Urban Technlogies is a great school to me because, it provides me with the tools I need to learn. I am learning more than I expected. When I am in school I feel safe in class and in the hallways. they also offer to us saturday academy where teachers tutor us in each subject that are our weakness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

I've been moved from school to school and of last three schools that I've been to Unity H.S. is the best. Unity H.S. is a small school but its better like that because of all the individualized attention each student gets. As a senior now i was provided with a great deal of college preparation, which is a huge step into the world, They gave me the right tools to attack college and i am ready thanks to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2010

This school is the best my son loved it he says they treated him with respect and the his other peers were very helpful and also respectful to him and their teachers.i would recommend this school to parents becuse they are very willing to help yous child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

The administrators show too much favoritism. If they like you, you will get supplies for your classroom. If they don't then you have to do without. A very unfair place to teach unless you can brown nose.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2009

The school is not good at all. The staff could care less about the students. Its a horrible school. Iam taking my daughter out of it asap
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

I Love the Teachers But NOT the School. i am a freshment here and i am looking forward to transfer !
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2004

This school is un-organised!
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
6%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
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Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
75%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

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n/a

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students44%
Students with disabilities22%
General population56%

English

All Students71%
Students with disabilities62%
General population75%

Geometry

All Students30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students49%
Students with disabilities32%
General population55%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Students with disabilities73%
General population77%

Living Environment

All Students49%
Students with disabilities24%
General population64%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Students with disabilities27%
General population65%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 55% 23%
Black 36% 19%
Asian 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
White 3% 48%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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 337 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents15865%
Students16567%
Teachers14100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. FAUSTO DE LA ROSA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
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 - M1, M101, M15, M2, M3, M34A-SBS, M34-SBS, M4, M42, M5, M7. Subways - 6 to 33rd St; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St-Herald Square; 4, 5, 7, S to Grand Central
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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111 E 33rd St
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