Urban Assembly School for Music and Art (13K350)

49 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-858-0249
Email: enrollment@uamusicandart.org
Hours: 08:15am - 03:03pm
School Website: http://uamusicandart.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47027
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/13K350/HS/
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z to High St; B, Q to DeKalb Av; F to York St; R to Lawrence St
Bus: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B65, B67, B69
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Program Details
21st Century Arts at UAMA (L02A)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

The 21st Century Arts Program provides students with a blend of traditional arts experiences with the most current and relevant developments in the arts. Students work as hands-on creators in their choice of studio and digital art, modern band and music production, dance and choreography, drama and musical theater to express their voices and work toward portfolios that demonstrate their college and career readiness in the emerging 21st century arts and technology fields. 

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
DIA:
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered first for 69% of seats.
  • For the remaining 31% of seats, all students will be considered.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
99
167
    Grade 12 Students
22
45
    Grade 11 Students
24
40
    Grade 10 Students
35
28
    Grade 9 Students
18
54
Graduation %
93
79
College %
42
66
21st Century Arts at UAMA (L02A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0
0
0 / 0 (0.00)
About the School

UAMA is a small arts themed public high school in Downtown Brooklyn/DUMBO founded in 2005. The UA School of Music and Art prepares students for college and the world of work. Our program integrates literacy and the arts into all aspects of our instructional program. Students learn to be critical thinkers and creative communicators by capitalizing on our students' love of the arts and their desire to engage in self-expression. UAMA infuses a rigorous early college curriculum along side the arts. We do not require special auditions or portfolios for application, believing that all students benefit from an arts education and should have access to early college opportunities. Our Programs: Bard Early College Academy @ the UA School of Music & Art Students can take up to 6 semesters of dual HS and College Credit through Bard College with up to 4 additional college courses through the National Equity Lab in addition to opportunities to take college courses at LIU and City Tech all at no cost to the student. This allows students to graduate high school with over a year's worth of college credits. CREATORS ACADEMY @ the UA School of Music & Art The Creators Academy is a student choice, in school day, credited arts program. The choices include classical, digial arts, entrepreneurial, and social media marketing training that builds capacity to engage in the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills that students will need to be successful in the rapidly evolving 21st century workforce.

Academic Highlights: Arts Integration (All courses provide students opportunities to engage in the arts as a method of demonstrating their learning), Creators Academy (Block scheduled arts program: Art Portfolio, Modern Band, Music Production, Dance, Fashion, Media Arts/Video/Animation, Musical Theater, Photography, Culinary Arts, and more), Mastery Based Assessment and Project Based Learning (Students have the opportunity to revise work to demonstrate their growth toward mastery of standard aligned skills), Bard Early College Academy (Bard Sequence - 4 Semesters, African American History, Modern American History, Jazz Band) Other in-school dual credit college courses (Poetry and the City, Environmental Justice, Personal Finance, and more)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 69% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Boys PSAL Sports
Bowling, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Bowling, Soccer, Table Tennis
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket
Activities
Student Government, Yearbook, Arts (Art Portfolio, Modern Band, Music Production, Dance, Fashion, Media Arts/Video/Animation, Musical Theater, Photography, Culinary Arts, and more), MBK/MSK, Peer Group Connections (Peer Leadership), Fall Arts Festival, Spring Spotlight Showcase, Frequent Trips (Broadway shows, concerts, team building activities)
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
  63.57%
Academic Engagement 
  51.92%
Safety 
  74.56%
Bully Prevention 
  65.50%
Inclusivity 
  87.50%
Mental Support 
  61.00%
Environment 
  62.91%
Post-School Support 
  73.56%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.67%
School Satisfaction 
  87.50%
Student Behavior 
  63.89%
Student Support 
  90.47%
School Leadership 
  95.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  91.60%
Instructional Development 
  93.18%
Post-School Support 
  90.88%
Family Responses - 14% responded
Education 
  94.00%
Teacher Support 
  90.67%
Safety 
  96.00%
School Community 
  86.13%
School Leadership 
  94.36%
Post-School Support 
  85.00%

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. %
  91.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  31
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  27
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  47.20%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  408
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  416
Postsecondary
2-Year College 18.90%
4-Year College 30.20%
Unknown 50.90%

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 34.30%
Female 65.70%
English Language Learners:
  1.00%
Students with IEPs:
  23.20%
Economic Need Index:
  82.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.00%
Black 64.60%
Hispanic 32.30%
Other 2.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 50.00%
Other 50.00%
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