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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
UME Preparatory Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Dallas, TX. It has 486 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
3838 Spur 408
Dallas, TX 75236
Telephone
(214) 445-6243

UME Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
21 responses
Average ACT
26
7 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,262
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,014
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,613
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
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Students

Diversity
A
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Students
486
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$23,218
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$5,571/ year
National
$12,239
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I have gone to UME for 7 semesters of high school. I love UME. The school community is very strong, and everyone knows each other. Students and staff alike are very friendly. One downfall is the lack of variety when it comes to available classes. They have a good athletics program, but their music department does lack some because it's such a small school. There is no band or orchestra, but only a choir class that is not very active. The theater department is strong, but doesn't have a lot of funding. We have pretty good teachers all around. Overall, I would recommend UME to anyone looking for a small, tight-knit community with a good foundation for college. I am a senior, graduating in a couple of months, and I will be graduating with 27 college credits under my belt. Great school!
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It a very good School, very respectful teachers and students. I've been going here every since it started in 2013. I think it needs to be more biracial, and many stable teachers. I have friends who graduated from other schools who will talk about their old teachers to people who go to the same school they went to. Many times they talk about their old teachers and how they acted then and the enrolled student student can relate. “Mrs. Regina is still the 7th grade English teacher! I can’t believe you had her 13 years ago when you were in 7th grade!” I’d like teachers to feel comfortable enough to stay more years, so they can see their former students graduate, showing how proud they are.
This school is amazing! All the staff and teachers care so much about the students and push them to be better. A very good education system that really challenges the students to do their best. The school is a very close-knit community, with many great opportunities. It is certainly a school you will not forget.