Urban Discovery Academy Charter

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  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter serves 430 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter operates within the San Diego Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter's student population of 430 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students430 students
Gender %Urban Discovery Academy Charter Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Students by GradeUrban Discovery Academy Charter Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Urban Discovery Academy Charter is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:124:1
Asian
3%
11%
Hispanic
37%
54%
Black
5%
6%
White
47%
24%
Two or more races
8%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsUrban Discovery Academy Charter All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Urban Discovery Academy Charter is San Diego Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • San Diego Unified School District's student population of 129,394 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,786 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,488 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    227
    4
    Number of Students Managed129,3941,585
    San Diego Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    55%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$1,405 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$1,497 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,786$11,049
    District Spending / Student$11,488$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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