Academy of Urban Planning and Engineering, The (32K552)

400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-381-7100
Hours: 08:00am - 03:36pm
Principal: Jorge Sandoval
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Subway: L, M to Myrtle Av
Bus: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, Q55, Q58
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AUPE’s mission is to empower a community of diverse advocates. Our students will have the skills and support necessary not only to understand the world as it is, but to advocate for the world as it can be. At AUPE, educators collaborate to center academic and socio-emotional instruction directly around students. Our faculty is committed to rigorous and relevant curriculum and pedagogy that orients critical conversations towards building inquisitive and responsive learners. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, AP Courses Available, Pre-Calculus, Financial Cycles and Statistics, Additional Courses - Urban Planning, NYC Literature, Latin American Studies, Physics, Hydroponic Lab Studies and Black History 365, SUNY Albany Classes - US History, World History, Biology and Psychology

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, CRMYA School, Extended Day, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, 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), AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fitness Club, Flag Football, Handball, Soccer, Swimming, Yoga, Basketball
Restorative Justice, Right to Be Club, Robotics Club, Game Strategy Club, Dance Club, Stoked Mentoring, MBK, MSK, Model UN Club, Art Therapy and Saturday Academies for Tutoring.
Urban Planning, Engineering and Future Ready School(K52A)
Engineering, Science & Math

We engage with our students in urban planning through our housing rights public policy initiative in collaboration with out community partners. Students are also exposed to Robotics after school and in our Engineering courses. Our school competes in the FRC. All of our students are enroll in Creative Engineering I and II in 9th and 10th graders. Students who are interested in debate and public policy join our Model UN Club and travel the country to compete.

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.
  • (Group 1) Open 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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 8
<5 / 8
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
922 (171) / 113
845 / 113
Urban Planning, Engineering and Future Ready School (K52A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

141 / 92 (1.53)
30 / 21 (1.43)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 83% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 33% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

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 28.00%
4-Year College 29.20%
Other Postsecondary 2.40%
Unknown 40.40%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 66.90%
Female 33.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.20%
Black 18.40%
Hispanic 68.90%
White 3.90%
Other 6.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 25.70%
Hispanic 25.70%
White 45.70%
Other 2.90%