Urban Discovery Academy Charter

  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter serves 485 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 54% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter's student population of 485 students has grown by 48% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 50% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Urban Discovery Academy Charter is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3073 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Urban Discovery Academy Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Urban Discovery Academy Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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Asian
2%
11%
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Hispanic
36%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Urban Discovery Academy Charter and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Urban Discovery Academy Charter and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
47%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Urban Discovery Academy Charter and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Urban Discovery Academy Charter.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Urban Discovery Academy Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Urban Discovery Academy Charter is Monarch (1.1 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Museum (0.4 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Museum (0.4 miles away)
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Large size classrooms, overwhelmed teachers, lack of leadership in the administration, more time spent on classroom behavior than students learning in the classroom. Classic problems with an inner city school. Charter schools must compete for students and this school fails its students.
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