University Preparatory Academy Elementary Mark Murray

435 Amsterdam St · Detroit, MI 48202
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Grades

KF, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Governance

Charter

Operator

Detroit 90/90

Authorizer

Grand Valley State University

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Our Scorecard measures schools across three categories. Schools receive a final grade based on the three categories, plus any extra credit. Excellent Schools Detroit recommends schools with a C+ grade or better. We also recommend "Fresh Start" schools or new schools that we consider promising. If we do not feel comfortable with the amount of data collected for a school, we label it "No Grade" until we can gather more information.

The following information is entered by a staff member from this school.


"University Prep Academy is an excellent school. We come across the border from Canada every morning. UPA teaches my daughter valuable social and academic skills what will benefit her in the future. The staff and teachers are friendly and easy to talk to. The line of communication is always open. -Ms. Jeffers, mother of first grader


Enrollment

Application Process:

Yes

Admissions URL:

www.uprep.com

Application Fee:

No

Destination School:

University Preparatory Academy Middle School

Classes

Instructional Model:

Standards-based, Project-based

Immersion:

No

Culture

Dress Code:

Uniforms

Bullying Policy:

Yes

Parent Involvement:

Attend parent nights, Chaperone school trips, Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities, Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.), Present special topics during curricular units, Serve on school improvement team or governance council, Volunteer in the classroom

Support

Special Education Level:

Moderate - we consistently offer a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Special Education Programs:

Speech and language impairments, Specific learning disabilities

ELL Level:

Basic - we offer or partner to provide services based on the needs of individual students

ELL Languages:

Arabic languages, Chinese (Cantonese)

College Prep:

School-sponsored trips to college campuses

Extra Learning Resources:

Remediation, Counseling, Acceleration, Differentiated learning programs

Facilities:

Auditorium, Cafeteria, Gym, Computer lab, Playground, Audiovisual aids, Internet access, Art room, Music room, Performance stage

Before/After Care:

After school care, Before school care

Staff Resources:

Art teacher, Reading specialist, Tutor, Computer specialist, Music teacher, Robotics/Technology specialist, PE instructor, Instructional aide/coach, School psychologist, School social worker/counselor, Special education coordinator, Speech and language therapist

Extracurricular

Boys Sports:

Basketball

Girls Sports:

Basketball

Student Clubs:

Robotics club, Arts and crafts, Cooking club, Girls on the Run

Demographics

Total: 420 students
Female: 207 students
Male: 213 students
African American: 385 students
Two Or More Races: 24 students


Enrollment By Grade

We measure school performance using state-mandated tests and high school graduation rates. This is excluded from the "Fresh Start" schools.

Details

SCORE

POINTS

MAX

Percent of Students Proficient in Math (2-Year Average)

28% 3.0
10.0

Percent of Students Proficient in Reading & Writing (2-Year Average)

53% 6.0
10.0

Percent of Students Proficient in Science & Social Studies (2-Year Average)

4% 0.0
10.0


Percentage of students in each grade who are proficient in Math and Reading:

We measure how much students are learning during a school year on computer-based growth assessments, and how much students improved year-over-year on state tests.

Details

SCORE

POINTS

MAX

Percent of Students Making Progress on MEAP

52% 9.0
20.0

Percent of Students Reaching their 1-Year Growth Target (Math & Reading)

56% 14.0
20.0


History

These charts show the percentage of students proficient in reading and math over the last four years.

We measure what students, teachers, and community volunteers think and feel about the school. We do this through community site visits and surveys.

Details

SCORE

POINTS

MAX

Community-Led Site Visit Score

3.44 13.0
15.0

Net 5Essentials Score (2013-14)

5 10.0
10.0

5Essentials Trend

2.0 4.0
5.0



5Essentials Student and Teacher Survey

For this survey, the student response rate was 99% and the teacher response rate was 75%.

The following charts show what the school scored in each category.

Dark Green = Well Organized, Red = Not Yet Organized

Effective Leaders
65
65%
Collaborative Teachers
60
60%
Involved Families
75
75%
Supportive Environment
72
72%
Ambitious Instruction
98
98%
View this school's full 5Essentials report here