School Details

Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice

Test Scores by grade

22%
31%
30%
24%
45%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
37%
31%
18%
43%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
35%
34%
25%
45%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice is MS. MARIELA GRAHAM, who can be contacted at mgraham8@schools.nyc.gov. 372 students go to Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 372 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice is 13:1. Jhs 223 The Montauk is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 5%
Asian 34% %
Hispanic 22% 29%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 66%
Limited English proficiency 16% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been in this school for over four years and so far the experience has been great. The teachers and the principle are really nice and hardworking and your teacher really gets to know you. There are great trips like Frost Valley Washington DC Philadelphia Boston and college trips. there are sometimes minor problems like any other high school but they are resolved. It is really nice to be part of this school community.

  • (1 year ago)

    Oh lord do not send your daughters here. As a teacher (and a not-small person) I felt physically unsafe (there were frequent fights in the halls and classrooms and in some memorable moments some gang incidents outside of school. The principal and other administrators did nothing at all to discipline students and seemed more concerned with keeping suspension rates down and grades inflated than with maintaining any kind of discipline. In my first week I sent a student to the principal's office for threatening me in the classroom and was told that the administrators had more to worry about than a few students' behavior. (It's worth noting that I've taught in other NYC public schools and that UASCJ was not my first job.) Unless this is literally your ONLY option keep away.

  • (2 years ago)

    here are several reasons why you SHOULD NOT send your daughter to this school. 1. the administration of this school is uncaring and unsupportive of students teachers and parents. parents are often treated with disrespect by the principal especially those parents who do not speak fluent english. 2. due to administration's treatment of teachers there is a high turnover rate of faculty which is disruptive to the students' education. 3. there is no foreign language or music program during the school day. 4. Administration does not always punish students who routinely act out. These students become out of control as they know that the administration will not enforce the teachers' punishments.

  • (3 years ago)

    This School is a great school since my daughter has been at this school since 6th Grade. Ms. Graham has been working deligently with the students to help them to succeed. There are many afterschool summer programs. The teachers are working hard encouraging all the kids to do their verhy best. Ms. Graham supports leadership and discipline. My daughter has been a past Student Council President and his a sophomore currently. Yes this school as in all the other schools there is room for improvement and parents need to attend PTA.

  • (3 years ago)

    i go to this school and i can't wait to transfer next week ! this school is full of drama and bullies. weather or not you are nice to someone they will be mean to you no matter what1 i was bullied for being the only white one in my class. teachers can't control their students ! and the principle isn't any better ms.graham will give you so much disrespect and all teachers will take away your phone even if by accident it dropped on the floor. the whole school is just drama if you are looking to going to this school i suggest you to re think your Decision because you will be making the biggest mistake of your life! i cried everyday when i got home from school because of how bad it is ... if your child can't speak up for themselves as am i then this isn't the school for you all u get is bullied !!!

  • (4 years ago)

    UASCJ does not embrace a theme of criminal justice nor does it allow our children to transition into adulthood. The school witholds an unorganized and distributive display of nonsense. The children spend most of their time in the hallways rather than in the classroom. The core values and mission statements described within the UASCJ website are false. The unprofessional and irresponsible manner of the principle is the main reason I have elected to transfer my child to another school. As long as she withholds her position as principle your child will remain unsafe from bullying and harassment. The principle does not completely commit herself to provide a safe secure and comfortable learning environment for your child. If you strive for progressive and academic excellence than think twice before allowing them to attend UASCJ. Just ask any mother outside the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school staff don't demonostrate mutual respect as it spouse to be don't promot positive school climate there is one and only way in order to keep the school in good image .THe school staff should understand the standred of how to be respectfull in order to make the student do the same.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been in this school for three years 6th 7th and now 8th grade. The teachers here are amazing and teach the things you would expect to learn in a higher grade. If you need help they offer afterschool help and never let you down. All my friends in other j.h.s say they have grades 80% and less this school is allowing me to keep a grade average of 90% and more. If you want to go to a good college this is the place to come. But this school isn't just about hard work and studying we have the best trips. For example Tallman Mt Park Philadephia Washington Plays We visit colleges and more! This is a great place to meet new friends also of every culture. I have met so many new friends and hope to keep in contact with them for a long time.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well parents I agree with you about the 'clicks' the cursing the bullying. But one hing I dissagree with is the teachers control over the students. Our dean and principal are the best at giving punishments suitable for each child and their behavior. The education is excellent. There will be people who tend to bully but thats all a part of growing up. Thsi is the school for your child. Everywhere there will be bullies and I've seen worse.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the worst and I am telling you this is not the school for you middle or high school child. Students are rude and behave poorly you will have nothing but problems. Students curse and techers cannot controll students. Sudent are huge and love to bully students smaller then then them. I was a inch away from filing a police report. Parents I am telling you this is not the school.

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