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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade B minus
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A

About

6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
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University Academy was founded by Tom Bloch, Lynne Brown, and Barnett and Shirley Helzberg. The founders believe deeply that students living in the Kansas City Missouri School District deserve the opportunity to have an excellent college preparatory education. The founders’ initial vision was to establish a school that emphasizes college preparation, career development, community service and leadership. The idea for the school was further developed and refined and eventually a charter school application was written. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) agreed to sponsor the school’s initial 5 year charter. Although University Academy was among the first schools in Missouri to receive a charter under Missouri’s charter school law (passed in 1998), an entire year was spent planning before the school actually opened.

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University Academy - Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
9 responses
Average ACT
22
126 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

Clubs & Activities

University Academy clubs include Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, Student Council, Science Olympiad and Debate. Varsity Sports include Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. For more information on these activities, contact the Upper School at 816-412-5900.

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$96,371
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,251
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$272,601
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
  • Games
    36%
  • Homecoming
    36%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

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Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
218
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

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