Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (05M369)

509 West 129 Street, Manhattan, NY 10027, Manhattan
Phone: 212-543-4460
Email: a.castro-ortiz@uaperformingarts.org
Hours: 8:30am - 3:45pm
School Website: https://www.uaperformingarts.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43601
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/05M369/HS/
Subway: 1 to 125th St; B, C to 135th St
Bus: Bx33, M10, M100, M101, M104, M11, M125, M3, M4, M5, M60-SBS
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About

The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (UASPA) is a college-preparatory, performing arts high school. At UASPA, we believe that all students deserve access to a rigorous academic and artistic high school experience; therefore, we do not screen or audition our students. We have partnerships with organizations, such as Tony Bennett Foundation/Exploring the Arts, Martha Graham Dance Company, and EPIC Theatre Ensemble, that support our teachers with improving arts-infused instruction and provide students with exceptional art and career based learning experiences. We are also partnered with College Bound Initiative, a vital partner that enables us to maximize students' college awareness, access, placement, and financial aid awards.

Other Features: College Trips, Extended Day, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

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), Algebra II (College Course [Credited]), AP English Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), US History (College Course [Credited])
Diploma Endorsements
Arts
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball
Other Sports
Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball
Activities
Dance, Vocal Music, Theatre, Art Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook, EPIC Theatre Ensemble, Student Government, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Peer Group Connection, Student Ambassadors, Gamers Club, Tutoring, PM School
Programs
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts(M04A)
Performing Arts

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
267
327
    Grade 12 Students
60
79
    Grade 11 Students
65
63
    Grade 10 Students
70
96
    Grade 9 Students
72
89
Graduation %
90
81
College %
47
55
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (M04A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

39 / 85 (0.46)
15 / 23 (0.65)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 71% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.14%
Academic Engagement 
  59.42%
Safety 
  60.11%
Bully Prevention 
  55.50%
Inclusivity 
  86.30%
Mental Support 
  69.50%
Environment 
  64.00%
Post-School Support 
  78.11%
Teacher Responses - 96% responded
Academic Rigor 
  64.00%
School Satisfaction 
  64.00%
Student Behavior 
  52.33%
Student Support 
  75.07%
School Leadership 
  71.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  51.20%
Instructional Development 
  71.41%
Post-School Support 
  94.88%
Family Responses - 3% responded
Education 
  86.80%
Teacher Support 
  75.67%
Safety 
  72.33%
School Community 
  70.38%
School Leadership 
  81.73%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%

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. %
  84.10%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  43
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  32
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  77.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  397
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  418
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.50%
4-Year College 42.70%
Other Postsecondary 2.10%
Unknown 41.70%

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 26.20%
Female 73.40%
Other 0.40%
English Language Learners:
  4.90%
Students with IEPs:
  30.00%
Economic Need Index:
  89.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.90%
Black 53.20%
Hispanic 42.30%
Other 2.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 33.30%
White 33.30%
Other 33.40%
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