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Escuela University Gardens is a public school located in San Juan, PR. It has 550 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Escuela University Gardens...
Address
Ave Palma Real Y Fordham
San Juan, PR 00928
Telephone
(787) 764-8635

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1170
65 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$21,326
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$467
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Schools academic competitions
    25%
  • Scientific Fairs
    23%
  • Clubs
    18%
  • Game days
    16%
  • Volleyball and Basket Tournaments
    16%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
550
Free or Reduced Lunch
90%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

Escuela University Gardens Reviews

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I attended private school all my life.Starting in UGHS was scary, and a BIG change.Here the rules are bendable, don't get me wrong (we don't live in anarchy), but you are "free" to make your own choices and stand by its consequences. The diversity and differences of culture are huge! Students come from all around, diverse countries, schools, mindsets, ideas, and customs.You get used to debate and differences; reaching an agreement is hard, but we always get there. The academics are VERY, and let me say that again, VERY demanding. Just to get accepted you must take a test combined with your GPA (just like in college). Also, you are required to maintain a 3.50 GPA overall, and a 3.50 GPA in the specialties (Math and Science).You will graduate being a total math-science genius. Because of its exigency in the academics and the "freedom" structure you graduate SO READY for college.By now you are prepared to face responsibilities and solve issues by yourself. The best school in Puerto Rico.
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University Gardens is a specialized school in science and math. It's a public school located in San Juan, PR. Although the Department of Education of the island is at its worse times, UGHS has been able to maintain a high quality education for students. But, although its a public school, is not diverse. I was blessed to come from a middle class family and be able to educate myself there, but most of my companions where from high class politically privileged family.
Going to University Gardens was definitely a challenge, because I had only studied in private schools, so I didn't know what to expect by going to a public school (honestly seems like a private school because of the environment). My first year there, as a sophomore, was hard since I had to learn how to cope with stress, and I didn't know many people there. Junior year was a bit better. I made friends. I had learned not to be too hard on myself sometimes. By senior year I was already accustomed to the school. They also do plenty of activities for students to relax and share with friends.