This school tells your child exactly what they need to hear. Many schools will try to sugar coat your child's progress in school, however UA will NEVER do that. The problem with most parents is that they want people to sugar coat everything for their kids and make them only see the good in life. In order for your kid to be successful they must know their academic strengths and weaknesses. Sugar coating will never breed success!
I agree with some other parents postings. Yes, every single school has it's problems and Universal Academy is no different, my child has gone to the Coppell campus for 3 years now and we have had no REAL issues. I will say that if your child has disciplinary issues or problems complying with adult authority, then of course they are NOT going to like this school. Most likely your child will have issues at other schools as well. Great teachers, great opportunities for your child. They strive in high academic success! If you are ok with your child having a mediocre academic standards then I would definitely not recommend this school.
my son has had the PE coach yelling and humiliting him infront of classmates and the principal does nothing, so the coach basically gets away with bullying my child. this is at coppell campus. glad year is almost over and we can get out fast.
I put a review on here a few months ago, and it ripped UA a new one. That's probably why someone took it down. What's the point of leaving a review if schools/businesses have the power to do that??? Just saying. This school is the most horrible place I've ever been a part of. Don't send your kids here.
This school has two campuses: Irving and Coppell. This review is for the universal academy Irving.
I experienced the following:
- The admission process was unorganized (coppell campus administration)
- I never got the campus tour I requested from the irving campus president
- The extra curricular activities (golf and chess for 1st grade) were for the coppell campus
- I saw a little of the irving campus facility at the first parent teacher meeting before the school year began and i was not impressed
---the teacher's classroom was very small and the room was bare
---i was not allowed to see any other part of the school but the class and the nearby restroom, which didn't have any locks on the stall
- the parent teacher meeting was pointless
---there was no information given to the parents on: school lunch, school procedures during the first week, pto information, teacher contact info
I had also enrolled my son at his zoned school and I had a very different experience:
- the pto was there selling tshirts, accepting memberships for $7 and recruiting volunteers diffrent
Universal Academy is a great place for children to learn. The school is free for students to attend, but extracurricular actives do cost a minimal amount. Overall children receive a quality education free of charge, compared to some of the private schools in the area. Check out the schools ranking and make your own choice.
Staff is rude to parents. School should have TEA check them out. Most classes are over ratio for the size of classroom. School is meant for low income families but all they do is ask for money, money, money!!
Parents of Universal Academy Irving just completed their Parent/Teacher meeting and parents were thrilled to have the opportunity to learn about their child's progress this school year. Many parents were very interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at the campus and different ways they can get involved.
School DOES NOT have adequate bathroom sizes for the amount of children attending this school; only two (2) stalls each for boys & girls; high sinks; paper towel holder mounted too high on the wall for kids to reach; bathrooms DO NOT meet city code compliance; cafeteria is totally INADEQUATE for the census of students, lower grades eat their lunches in rooms; ANTS are rampant in classrooms; NO TRASH CANS in classes; some teachers received computers late; some teachers do not have desks; street signs that read "ENTER ONLY" are left standing in the large foyer in the corner with NO protection from falling over; these have sharp edges on the ends of them; superintendant disrespectful & demeaning to principal and teachers; NO professionalism adhered to ! WATCH OUT; the name of the school DOES NOT match what they are saying; BE AWARE !