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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
University Academy - Upper School is an above average, public, charter school located in Kansas City, MO. It has 217 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
About University Academy - Upper School...
Address
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
Telephone
(816) 412-5902

University Academy - Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
9 responses
Average ACT
22
100 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$89,559
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Median Home Value
$256,319
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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
Report
  • Games
    36%
  • Homecoming
    36%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
217
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
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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University Academy values every student. They want to make sure that the students succeed in their academics and become great leaders of society. The school prepares their students for success beyond high school. The quality of education given to the students is great. It aligns with college curriculum. This level of education requires a strong work ethic, a skill that stays with the student and adds to their character. I like that my school provides students with great opportunities to not only be leaders but to also be explorers. Students are able to study abroad their Sophomore or Junior year of high school. For this, I am very thankful. I would like to see a change in our class sizes since their so small.
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I have been at University Academy since I was a freshman, I’m a senior now. I personally think this is a great school, it is difficult but it challenges me to try my best. University Academy was the first charter school in the Nation to win the Blue Ribbon award. This award was to honor the significant amount of student achievement. It is a small school but it is slowly being recognized as one of the best schools in Kansas City, Missouri. I am honestly proud and honored to be a part of this school. I am and forever will be, a gryphon.
The thing I like about University Academy Upper School is that it challenges its students to prompt them for college. They teach students adequate work ethic and how to stay organized and prepared for college. It gives us, as students, a taste of what college life would be like academically.