University Academy-lower

  • University Academy-lower serves 649 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 64% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.

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University Academy-lower places among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • University Academy-lower's student population of 649 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students649 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of University Academy-lower
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • University Academy-lower's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of University Academy-lower is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#432 out of 2,073 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of University Academy-lower and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of University Academy-lower and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of University Academy-lower and the public school average student teacher ratio of Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in University Academy-lower and the percentage of Asian public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in University Academy-lower and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
99%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in University Academy-lower and the percentage of Black public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
n/a
72%
This chart display the percentage of White students in University Academy-lower and the percentage of White public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University Academy-lower.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.020.23
This chart display the diversity score of University Academy-lower and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in University Academy-lower and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in University Academy-lower and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUniversity Academy School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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