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University Preparatory Charter School For Young Me

Charter | 7-9 | 230 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $45,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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4 stars

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Posted May 1, 2013

Great school and an amazing staff that really give their all to the students. Basketball team made it to the state championships in their first year having basketball team. First urban lacrosse team to play in the Rochester area in 20 years. Academically, the teachers support our students tremendously and provide a safe environment for them to excel. Although still growing and working out small kinks, what this school has accomplished in just 2 1/2 years of operation is amazing. Highly recommend it or at least go and check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

My son has been here for the first year of operation, while the school is not perfect it is without a doubt better than the previous school he attended. I like the fact that the homerooms are small and that the homeroom teacher will follow my son through all his years. Communication has been a problem and I am hoping to see that improve during the second year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

The staff and faculty are excellent. They are very dedicated and go way above and beyond. I am proud to send my son to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

Bad school for any one who wants a good education for their kids. This school is the worst school I have ever been to.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students8%
Femalen/a
Male8%
African American8%
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 population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students5%
Femalen/a
Male5%
African American7%
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 population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
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 Students15%
Femalen/a
Male15%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students5%
Femalen/a
Male5%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Science

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male66%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 77% 19%
Hispanic 1 10% 23%
White 2 10% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 0%N/A49%
Male 100%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 299%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 55%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%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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Rochester, NY 14613
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