Urban Assembly School for Leadership and Empowerment (20K609)

4200 16 Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-438-3893
Email: tvillavicencio@uascriminaljustice.org
Hours: 8:45am - 3:05pm
School Website: https://www.uascriminaljustice.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47426
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/20K609/HS/
Subway: F to Ditmas Av
Bus: B11, B16, B35, B67, B69, B8
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Program Details
The Urban Assembly School for Leadership and Empowerment (L62A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students will be taught to think critically cased on our Critical Thinking Framework which includes close reading of rich texts, discussion, and argumentative writing. This framework is used across the disciplines and prepares our students for college and career.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 3) 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
Graduation %
College %
The Urban Assembly School for Leadership and Empowerment (L62A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

55 / 82 (0.67)
14 / 18 (0.78)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The Urban Assembly School for Leadership and Empowerment is a small 6-12 school that prepares young female, transgender, and non-binary students for success in college and the world of work. We provide an academically rigorous curriculum that reflects the core set of knowledge and skills necessary for students to become culturally literate problem solvers, capable of becoming leaders in their local and global community. Embracing the theme of empowerment through social equity and activism, we develop our students into critical thinkers who rely on evidence, logic, and sound reasoning to formulate ideas and to support them. Our school, in collaboration with community stakeholders, supports students as they transition into adulthood in an environment which fosters the emotional, physical and intellectual growth necessary for post- secondary independence. Our students are part of a tight-knit, diverse community and they benefit greatly from our small size and unique personal attention. Every student is placed in an advisory that meets at least once a week. Affinity spaces are available for students who identify in various identity groups. Restorative Justice and Peer Mediation are a big part of our community values and norms and our staff’s professional learning focuses on anti-racism, social justice and equity in our classrooms + community.

Academic Highlights: SAT prep courses and College Preparation courses built into 11th and 12th grade, Every student is scheduled for an Advanced Regents diploma as a freshman, A fully inclusive environment for English Language Learners and Special Education students, AP Courses Available

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

School Features:

  • Female Only School
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Girls PSAL Sports
Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Other Sports
Badminton, Cheerleading, Track and Field, Volleyball
Middle School AfterSchool Program with NIA (Community Based Organization) runs until 6pm ,After school clubs include Track, Badminton, Volleyball, Kickboxing, Newspaper, ESL Mentors, Cheerleading, Anime Club, Debate Club, Gaming Club, Student Council, Mentors, Trivia, Black Student Union, Muslim Student Association, LatinX Student Association, GSA, Dance Club, Book Clubs, and more, Partnerships with outside organizations SEO, Minds Matter, Girls Inc, Elevate, Generation Citizen, and more
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 89% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 92% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 34% 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 20.30%
4-Year College 63.20%
Unknown 16.50%

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:
Female 100.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 46.70%
Black 9.50%
Hispanic 20.10%
White 18.90%
Other 4.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 22.90%
White 58.30%
Other 18.80%