Urban Action Academy (18K642)

1600 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11236, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-290-8720
Email: CGreen20@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:10am - 2:30pm
School Website: https://urbanactionacademy.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44218
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/18K642/HS/
Subway: L to Canarsie - Rockaway Parkway
Bus: B103, B17, B42, B6, B60, B82, B82-SBS, BM2
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Program Details
Urban Action Academy (L50A)
Law & Government

Students have a unique opportunity to take part in a law program.

Method:
Requirement:
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.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
138
146
    Grade 12 Students
35
42
    Grade 11 Students
32
42
    Grade 10 Students
26
26
    Grade 9 Students
45
36
Graduation %
77
67
College %
29
29
Urban Action Academy (L50A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

14 / 87 (0.16)
10 / 19 (0.53)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The focus of Urban Action Academy is to provide students with a holistic college preparatory education that centers on themes of social justice and social action. Our academic program builds and strengthens our students' self-confidence by instilling a sense of civic-minded urgency in each student. Based on social issues they're passionate about, UAA students become public ambassadors and engage in local and broader community social action and change engagements.

Academic Highlights: Constitutional Law, Street law, Public Speaking, AP English Literature, AP English Langauge, AP Psychology

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Dress Code, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

  • 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 Human Geography, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Other Sports
Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 67% responded
Academic Rigor 
  66.86%
Academic Engagement 
  58.67%
Safety 
  70.44%
Bully Prevention 
  62.13%
Inclusivity 
  82.90%
Mental Support 
  66.20%
Environment 
  70.64%
Post-School Support 
  81.00%
Teacher Responses - 70% responded
Academic Rigor 
  90.67%
School Satisfaction 
  83.33%
Student Behavior 
  65.00%
Student Support 
  82.87%
School Leadership 
  86.73%
Instructional Clarity 
  85.60%
Instructional Development 
  82.94%
Post-School Support 
  100.00%
Family Responses - 46% responded
Education 
  90.25%
Teacher Support 
  89.33%
Safety 
  97.33%
School Community 
  85.56%
School Leadership 
  92.09%
Post-School Support 
  94.50%

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. %
  71.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  41
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  25
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  33.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  381
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  415
Postsecondary
2-Year College 23.50%
4-Year College 23.50%
Unknown 53.00%

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 63.80%
Female 36.20%
English Language Learners:
  10.90%
Students with IEPs:
  27.50%
Economic Need Index:
  79.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Black 79.70%
Hispanic 13.80%
White 5.10%
Other 1.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 50.00%
White 50.00%
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