Uptown School Complex

323 Madison Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 516 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Uptown School Complex ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 9% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Uptown School Complex ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Uptown School Complex's student population of 516 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
516 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Uptown School Complex ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,201 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Uptown School Complex is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NJ)
#2164 out of 2201 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Uptown School Complex, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
5%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Uptown School Complex and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
9%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Uptown School Complex and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤5%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Uptown School Complex and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Uptown School Complex and the public school average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
43%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
52%
15%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
1%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Uptown School Complex.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New Jersey.
0.55
This chart displays the diversity score of Uptown School Complex and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Uptown School Complex and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Uptown School Complex's ranking?
Uptown School Complex is ranked #2164 out of 2,201 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% NJ state average), while 9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NJ state average).
How many students attend Uptown School Complex?
516 students attend Uptown School Complex.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Uptown School Complex students are Black, 43% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Uptown School Complex?
Uptown School Complex has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Uptown School Complex offer ?
Uptown School Complex offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Uptown School Complex part of?
Uptown School Complex is part of Atlantic City School District.

School Reviews

5   11/24/2017
The Principal and Vice Principal at uptown along with staff are always willing to make time for all concerns,! The Parent Center is there for all needs. Uptown School have a new PAC Agenda and Need All Parents Input for a new school year,,,
- Posted by Parent - Ms. Moore

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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