Urban Assembly School for Green Careers, The (03M402)

145 West 84 Street, Manhattan, NY 10024, Manhattan
Phone: 212-787-1189
Email: admissions@uagreencareers.org
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
Principal: Kerry Rutishauser
School Website: https://www.uagreencareers.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45480
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M402/HS/
Subway: 1 to 86th St; B, C to 81st St - Museum of Natural History
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS
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About

UAGC is a progressive high school with a comprehensive sustainability-focused technical science program. In addition to our college-preparatory curriculum, we offer students majors in two state approved CTE pathways in Building Science and Urban Agriculture, as well as a brand new Culinary Arts pathway, and an additional pathway in development. Our core values of collaboration, intention, and responsibility, live in everything we offer our students. We are looking for students who are curious and collaborative learners who are interested in coursework that fully engages them with the environment and people around them to achieve their goals. Our students finish high school with leadership, cooperative problem-solving, and superior written and verbal communication skills. A UAGC experience uniquely prepares students for a 21st-century world.

Academic Highlights: Principals and Freedom Framework: progressive pedagogical model emphasizing student agency and intention, CTE program(s): Horticulture, Sustainable Buildings, FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finance (Marketing Specialist), Many opportunities for College Now and AP Courses, Building Science: Sustainable Architecture/Design, Engineering, and Construction, state approved, nationally recognized industry certification, Urban Agriculture: Food Cultivation and Natural Resource Management, state approved pathway, nationally recognized industry certification

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), FutureReadyNYC School, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

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), Arts (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
UAGC Basketball Team
Activities
International Environmental Studies and Human Rights Trips, Keepers of the Culture (Peer Support Program), GSA, Green Team, Student Run Farm Stand, Paid Internships, Student Council, Early Morning Buckets Basketball Club, Brandeis Drama Program, Weight Lifting Club, Music and Poetry Synchronized (MAPS), Yearbook Club
Programs
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers(A13A)
Architecture

UAGC's CTE program engages students through both hands-on and academic exposure to the chief theories, and practices within both the urban agriculture and building science fields. Within this program, students learn directly from industry experts, engage in work-site visits, compete for industry-based paid internships, and have the option to earn industry certifications. All students select their major after 9th grade. CTE Endorsed diploma is available for Building Science pathway.

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) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
307
259
    Grade 12 Students
83
58
    Grade 11 Students
53
91
    Grade 10 Students
43
66
    Grade 9 Students
128
44
Avg. Class Size
15.3
Complaints / Suspensions
28 / 71
15 / 80
Graduation %
96%
95%
College %
56%
66%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
696 (119) / 120
148
681 / 108
155
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers (A13A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

92 / 94 (0.98)
27 / 26 (1.04)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 89% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.57%
Academic Engagement 
  62.42%
Safety 
  77.00%
Bully Prevention 
  71.63%
Inclusivity 
  85.60%
Mental Support 
  72.30%
Environment 
  70.55%
Post-School Support 
  81.33%
Teacher Responses - 53% responded
Academic Rigor 
  59.67%
School Satisfaction 
  46.50%
Student Behavior 
  32.00%
Student Support 
  64.93%
School Leadership 
  36.27%
Instructional Clarity 
  50.00%
Instructional Development 
  54.88%
Post-School Support 
  80.88%
Family Responses - 87% responded
Education 
  84.25%
Teacher Support 
  74.67%
Safety 
  85.67%
School Community 
  78.89%
School Leadership 
  82.36%
Post-School Support 
  79.00%

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. %
  91.30%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  31
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  16
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  48.80%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  409
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  426
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.60%
4-Year College 45.50%
Unknown 43.90%

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 58.30%
Female 41.70%
English Language Learners:
  10.70%
Students with IEPs:
  23.50%
Economic Need Index: 
  88.80%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.30%
Black 22.50%
Hispanic 72.00%
White 2.60%
Other 0.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 17.20%
White 69.00%
Other 13.80%
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