Urban Action Academy

  • Urban Action Academy serves 301 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75-79% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Urban Action Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

Top Placements

Urban Action Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • Urban Action Academy's student population of 301 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students301 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Urban Action Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Urban Action Academy is 0.36, 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.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#792 out of 4239 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
79%
17%
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White
7%
44%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.360.71
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Graduation Rate65-69%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #18 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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