Urban Science Academy is a public, magnet school located in West Roxbury, MA. It has 430 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
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- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Urban Science Academy Reviews
Wack school, very ghetto. Not really a safe school. The teachers aren’t horrible, had some really great teachers. Some teachers really cared about the students but others were just there to get paid. Not many sports or clubs/ activities. The students were are people I could never be friends with, also a very cliquey school. Lunch was terrible and horrifying but there was always snacks and pizza as well as other foods your could buy during lunch time. I loved this but at the same time I hated this school. Made good memories and bad memories.
My experience, at Urban Sciene Academy was overall a good experience. The teachers took their time, to make sure the students understood what they were teaching. Ms. Saxenna was one of the many teachers who took the time, to get to know their students. She built strongs connections with students especially seniors. She truly made my senior year, last block class the best for me. The school really has awesome teachers. The principle Mr.Cook is the best principle, I have had during my 4 years at Urban Science Academy. He truly wants the best for the students and it really showed. However the whole West Roxbury Educational Complex building, was never anything to be proud of. The ceilings would leak, and there would be missing boards that cover the ceilings. The place was never a fun or exciting sight to look at. Overall my high school experience was good, and thanks to Urban Science Academy I will never forget it.
What I like most about Urban Science Academy is that it is a strong community, everyone know everyone. It's not just a regular school its more of a family. The teachers are the foundation to it all, they look out for us and are the ones who help us grow. They believe in you more than you do, and even though our school isn't the nicest and doesn't receive a lot of funding, we always find a way to get it ourselves.