School Details

Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts

509 W 129th St, Manhattan, NY 10027
(212) 234-4631

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 370 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 5 average
  • New York state average

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About this school

Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts is a public high school in New York. The principal of Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts is MS. FIA P. DAVIS, who can be contacted at 370 students attend Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 370 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts is 13:1. Columbia Secondary School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 60% 58%
Hispanic 39% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 78%
Limited English proficiency 6% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is nothing I expected it to be... while all the performing arts programs are pretty good the students are TERRIBLE. Most of them aren't even there for performing arts and don't have a major. Luckily those kids say they're transferring (fingers crossed). Academically my school is ... challenging. Only because your facing challenges by yourself because teachers "are not allowed" to help students during independent practice which i understand because it's "independent practice" but a little guidance won't hurt. The teachers also show ALOT of favoritism... it can be really bad sometimes. Personally the only thing keeping me in that school is my performing art & I've spoken to other students that say the same thing.

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