Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, The (02M300)

525 West 50Th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, Manhattan
Phone: 212-586-0981
Email: meredith.matson@uasdc.org
Hours: 8:25am - 3:10pm
School Website: https://www.uasdc.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/40516
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M300/HS/
Subway: C, E to 50th St
Bus: M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57
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Program Details
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (M44X)

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (M44X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

41 / 85 (0.48)
7 / 23 (0.30)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction prepares students for college and beyond with an emphasis on architecture, engineering, art, and design. At the end of the 9th grade, students choose the focus for their electives in order to develop an art portfolio and receive an advance art endorsement or a design portfolio and work toward an Autocad certification when they graduate. Additionally, students engage in internships, job shadowing, and mentorship in their specific fields of interest through our corporate and non-profit partnerships. At SDC, we are also involved with the AP for All curriculum and have AP courses in all major subject areas. The goal at SDC is that every student is supported through an innovative and rigorous educational experience.

Academic Highlights: Minimum two-year study of Design Studio, which includes Introduction to Concepts of Architecture, Design, and Engineering, Four year studies in English, Math, Science and Social Studies, Internships at firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction management fields as well as an internship course to create resume, cover letters, and work on interviewing skills, Electives such as Art History, Debate, Sculpture, Creative Writing, and College Writing, Participation in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Program and Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program, Beam Center, and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Foundation

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Health Center, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (Advanced Placement), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Arts, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Basketball, Boxing, Soccer
Student Government Association, National Honor Society, After-school clubs - art, coding, cooking, video games, anime, etc
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 81% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 9% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 14.50%
4-Year College 33.80%
Unknown 51.70%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 66.20%
Female 33.80%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 25.30%
Hispanic 66.20%
White 4.90%
Other 2.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 30.80%
Hispanic 19.20%
White 23.10%
Other 26.90%