Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law, The (02M305)

350 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-505-0745
Email: ewoods3@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:32am - 2:52pm
Principal: Andrea Brand
School Website: https://www.uaagl.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44078
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M305/HS/
Subway: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St
Bus: B39, M1, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9
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Program Details
The Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (M65R)
Law & Government

Students take law themed and government courses such as Law & Ethics, Forensic Science, Advanced Law Topics, Government, US History and Advanced Placement US History.

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) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then 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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
8 / 40
<5 / 71
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
The Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (M65R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

44 / 78 (0.56)
6 / 22 (0.27)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (AGL) is a small public school located in Manhattan's Lower East Side that is dedicated to preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be college and career ready. As a FutureReadyNYC school, we are able to offer college and career exploration, preparation and opportunities as a data scientist- one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries in NYC. Students will be exposed to how critical and necessary data collection and data analysis is to every government agency, private industries, and the legal field. Students will acquire 21st century skills, earn paid-work learning opportunities with a leading industry partner, and early college credits and industry credentials. To prepare students for the competitive world of college and the job market, we offer students a rigorous curriculum that includes law and ethics, computer science, forensics science, advance legal topics, law and advocacy writing, advance placement courses and college now. All students graduate having taken AP Language & Composition and AP US History in 11th grade, and AP Literature in 12th grade. Students can also take AP Environmental Science and AP Statistics and are further able to earn college credit during high school by taking College Now courses with a CUNY college. AGL also offer enriching law themed activities beyond the classroom including participation in moot court and mock trial competitions, federal and state court visits that allow students the opportunity to observe court cases and meet with judges and participate in law-based workshops that are offered through our partnerships with major NYC law firms. In addition to providing students with the academic skills that students need, we are also committed to supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. We ensure that our students are equipped with the essential core skills that we believe are necessary for the success in any profession including being able to communicate effectively, think critically to be able to solve our world’s most pressing problems, collaborate with others, be resilient and independent.

Academic Highlights: Law and Ethics, Advance Law, Junior & Senior College and Career Lab, Psychology of Success, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Data Scientist), Law and Advocacy Writing

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation

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 English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Other Sports
Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball
AGL Law Team, Moot Court, Mock Trial, Law Themed Trips and Experiences, National Honor Society (NHS), Student Government, Intramural Boys Basketball, Intramural Girls Basketball, Intramural CoEd Volleyball, Intramural Girls Volleyball, Art Club, Intramural Soccer, Annual AGL Multicultural Day, AGL Eagle Event Days, Field Day, Senior Celebrations, Career Exploration Days
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 91% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 41% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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 17.60%
4-Year College 52.80%
Other Postsecondary 1.40%
Unknown 28.20%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 39.00%
Female 60.70%
Other 0.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.30%
Black 35.50%
Hispanic 51.40%
White 3.10%
Other 0.70%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 25.00%
White 62.50%
Other 12.50%