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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
University Preparatory Science & Math High School is a public, charter, magnet school located in Detroit, MI. It has 469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About University Preparatory Science & Math High School...
Address
2664 Franklin Street
Detroit, MI 48207
Telephone
(313) 393-9166
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
960
90 responses
Average ACT
20
54 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$50,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,167
National
$949
Median Home Value
$212,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • College trips
    40%
  • Challenge Day
    16%
  • going home
    11%
  • Sports day and spirit days
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    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
469
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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My experience at University Prep Science & Math High School wasn't all that great. The academics slowly became more mundane and unengaging as my tenure progressed. Once I reached 11th grade, the entire focus was solely shifted to SAT prep which ultimately did more harm than help. Not much of anything outside of SAT prep was allowed to be taught. There was also notably a horrifying disconnect between administration, students, and educators. The admin would announce events, mandates, and news last minute. Information would be different depending on who you heard it from, information would be inaccurate and confusing. The sports were horrendously underfunded and under appreciated unless they were basketball. The football team never got to use the weight room for training and nobody in the school was ever told about the school's robotics or track team. The student culture was very also very violent and toxic. In conclusion, my tenure at UPSM was not a very good.
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My experience at UPSMHS hasn't been the best. Many teachers quit throughout the school year leaving students without teachers and not learning what they need. The administration cares too much about school policy than student's educations and suspends students for minor things like being late to class or not wearing a tie. Students get no say in anything that goes on in the school and if you want something changed then you'd be punished. Our school could be a way better place if simple rules weren't given harsh punishments if broken. There are certain predicaments for each student who doesn't have on their school shoes or a tie because they simply can't afford it. Instead of helping that student be successful, they kick them out for the day. I wouldn't say this school is terrible because we do have really supportive teachers who are by our sides and helps us whenever we need it. We also have certain administrators that listens to us and tries their best to get our needs heard.
University Prep of Science and Math is really a good school for me it really helped me mentally with my math honestly, I went to DPS schools that didn’t teach me the necessary tools I needed to further me into the next level of my education, I was held back a grade because of it. As soon as I went to UPSM my grades and attendance increased very well without them I wouldn’t be as serious as I am now about my education. I really love that school and will graduate proud.