Details overview

Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Lisa Davis
District Universal Academy
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

0
Visual Arts
3
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
3
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts None
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Video and film production
Technical design and production
Computer animation
Visual arts None
World languages taught French
Japanese
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

12
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Internet access
Computer lab
Cafeteria
Auditorium
Art room
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Science lab
College / career center
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Mentoring
Career/college counseling
Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
College preparation resources Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Asian or Pacific Islander 88% 4%
Black 7% 13%
White 2% 29%
Hispanic 2% 52%
Two or more races n/a 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander n/a 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 51% 49%
Male 49% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 60%
English Language Learners 12% 17%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Track
6
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
12
Clubs
including: Drama club
Girls sports Track
Swimming
Golf
Fencing
Cheerleading
Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Fencing
Golf
Swimming
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Cricket
Girls sports (misc.) Cricket
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Debate
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Homework help / Study buddy club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Tutor
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Present special topics during curricular units
Organize fundraising events
Organize cultural events
Join PTO / PTA
Attend parent nights
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school

Awards

Academic award State Distinctions 6 Stars
Year received 2014
Academic award State Distinctions 3 Stars
Year received 2013
Academic award Exemplary
Year received 2012

Teachers

17
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Japanese
Spanish
Tagalog
Urdu

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Learn more Www.universalacademy.com
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 1998
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 1175
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
Students by group TX Education Agency, 2013-2014