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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Urban Action Academy is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 300 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1600 Rockaway Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Telephone
(718) 290-8720
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Urban Action Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
920
19 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$64,845
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,371
National
$949
Median Home Value
$447,003
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Art show
    20%
  • Career days
    20%
  • Students Vs. teachers Sports games
    20%
  • Talent show
    20%
  • Thanks giving dinner
    20%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
300
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Just like any schools, my school has its up and downs. The teachers make it their priority to help kids do better in their academic life and they are always there if you need them personally and academically. We have formed relationships that we will always cherish. furthermore, my school is also welcoming to everyone and we are very diverse. However, most of the kids lack ambition and think things are going to be handed to them with no amount of hard work and that is something that sometimes makes learning hard for me. The students aren't respectful and they do not take their education seriously while make would die to be in their place. I hope in the future this is something that we can change because I know them and I know that they can do better we have to break barriers and be there for each other.
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Urban Action Academy is a wonderful high school and I strongly recommend it. The student and staff relationship is great and it feels like one big family. Every school has its up and downs but the goods outweigh the bad. The teachers here are caring, encouraging and down to earth. They genuinely care about there students and are willing to go the extra mile.
My experience at UAA has been good so far; As a senior to be in September, i have had good and bad times at the school but mostly good when it came to teachers, clubs, activities and the education system. Art club and photography club run by the art teacher- Ms. K, has been one of the greatest thing at the school, i love both clubs and would definitely participate during my last year at the H. S.