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University Neighborhood High School

Public | 9-12 | 391 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2010

THIS IS MY SONS THIRD YEAR AT THIS SCHOOL. I LOVE THE ATTENTION GIVEN TO MY SON BY HIS TEACHERS. ALSO I MUST SAY THAT THE SAFTY IS SO FAR IN THREE YEARS THE BEST I'VE SEEN. I HAVE NO PROBLEM RECOMMENDING THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

We may be a small school but we have the mind and compacity of a whole football field filled with loyal fans.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
14%
Earth Science

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%
Integrated Algebra

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
25%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%
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 Students9%
Students with disabilities5%
General population10%

Chemistry

All Students8%
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%

Earth Science

All Students30%
Students with disabilities12%
General population36%

English

All Students50%
Students with disabilities38%
General population54%

Geometry

All Students42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students50%
Students with disabilities32%
General population57%

Integrated Algebra

All Students66%
Students with disabilities49%
General population71%

Living Environment

All Students61%
Students with disabilities47%
General population65%

Physics

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

U.S. History and Government

All Students58%
Students with disabilities37%
General population64%
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 "C" 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 46% 23%
Asian 30% 9%
Black 22% 19%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: 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 86%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 38%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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 349 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents7926%
Students24579%
Teachers2586%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ELIZABETH COLLINS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M14AD, M15, M21, M22, M9. Subways - J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St; F to East Broadway
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
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200 Monroe St
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 962-4341

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