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Urban Science Academy is a public, magnet school located in West Roxbury, MA. It has 328 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1010
41 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$55,020
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Median Home Value
$354,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Christmas musical
    100%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
328
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
NG
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$28,305/ year
National
$12,239
14%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

Urban Science Academy Reviews

35 reviews
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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.
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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.
Urban Science Academy is a good school to attend to with great teachers to help you with not only schoolwork, but also helps prepare you in life. The school does well with resources and prepare students for College. The only problem is that we are connected with West Roxbury High and their status is pretty poor. They have a lot of non motivated students. Also, USA does not have a lot of good activities compared to other High Schools in MA. And both schools are in bad conditions. We have mice, leaks and broken doors. I don't think the school have enough money to get those problems fixed.