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Urban Assembly School for Media Studies

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Posted May 16, 2013

I rate my daughter's school an A because the clerical staff,teacher's,security go beyond the call of duty in helping student's achieve thier goals be giving them extra help with their school work,or answering any questions the students or parent's have.Most importanly giving parent's 100% of their divided attention.Ms.D.Vargas
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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
85%
Global History and Geography

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%
Integrated Algebra

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
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 Students11%
Female15%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant11%

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
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male75%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities31%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

English

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities35%
General population58%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Geometry

All Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Global History and Geography

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities19%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Integrated Algebra

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities41%
General population73%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Living Environment

All Students64%
Female62%
Male68%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities36%
General population70%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students42%
Female39%
Male45%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 56% 23%
Black 2 37% 19%
White 1 3% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 274%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%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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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
School leaders can update this information here.
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 418 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents8123%
Students31290%
Teachers2596%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. CORDELIA VEVE

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
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 - M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72. Subways - A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; 1 to 66th St - Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

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New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 501-1110

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