Universal Learning Academy

Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3.00 (2 reviews)
Universal Learning Academy serves 557 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Universal Learning Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Universal Learning Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Universal Learning Academy's student population of 557 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Rankings

Universal Learning Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Universal Learning Academy is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#2553 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
10%
18%
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White
84%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.290.52
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUniversal Learning Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Universal Learning Academy is Star International Academy (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dearborn Heights Star International Academy Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 1,529 student
    0.2 miles
    24425 Hass St
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
    (313) 724-8990
    0.2 PK-12 1,529
  • Dearborn Heights Westwood Alternative Education High School North Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 111 students
    0.4 miles
    23914 Ford Rd
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
    (313) 565-0468
    0.4 9-12 111
  • Dearborn Heights Highview Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 443 students
    0.6 miles
    25225 Richardson St
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
    (313) 278-8390
    0.6 PK-4 443
  • Dearborn Heights Crestwood Accelerated Program Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-4 | 80 students
    0.8 miles
    7500 North Vernon St
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
    (313) 278-0425
    0.8 K-4 80
  • Dearborn Heights Hillcrest Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 340 students
    0.8 miles
    7500 North Vernon St
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
    (313) 278-0425
    0.8 K-4 340

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
This school is, without a doubt, the worst place that you could ever enroll your child into. They don't care about the education, opportunities, health, and well-being of your child. They only value your child for the amount of money they bring the school from the state. I suffered in that school for years and, when I finally left and went to a normal public school, I struggled to catch up to my classmates because of how far behind and lackluster the education was in ULA. Teachers are also allowed to bully, dehumanize, and antagonize their students with absolutely no repercussions whatsoever. I still remember once when I was standing with a bunch of other students after school as we were waiting to leave the classroom and go to the waiting area to wait for our parents to pick us up when one teacher said to me out of nowhere, You have lunch detention tomorrow, Dana. I asked why as I genuinely did nothing wrong and it was completely out of nowhere. And she said, Just because. Teachers are allowed to give detention to their students just because. That's just one example of the laughably ridiculous bull Removed that happens in this school on the daily.
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