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The Urban Assembly School for Media Studies

Overview written by the school: UAM is a school that is focused on bringing out the best in all students' thinking so that they are able to achieve at high levels. UAM graduates are able to respond to the world by making choices that maximize positive outcomes for themselves and others. UAM is focused on students becoming better critical thinkers, not just acquiring more knowledge. As a result our students are able to respond productively in novel situations. UAM students are able to solve problems, access, analyze, and evaluate information and messages from a range of media, make a decision, and express their thinking verbally and in writing. As a result, UAM students are prepared to perform well in college, their career, life and be productive members of communities.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 76% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 83% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 52% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 95% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: The Urban Assembly School for Media Studies
Code: M22X

Interest: Communications
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 95
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 393
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 134
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Comic Book, Cooking, Fitness Club, Girls Talk, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club, Make-Up, NBA Talk, UAM Spirit Week, Video Game, Yearly Talent Show/Media Presentation
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Cheerleading
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 407
Start time: 8:43am
End time: 3:04pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Italian
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Health Center

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Lincoln Square
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
Campus name: Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus
School Number: M490
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 107
Council district: 6
Census tract: 151
BIN: 1030343
BBL: 1011570025

About The Urban Assembly School for Media Studies

Contacts

Address: 122 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, MANHATTAN NY 10023
Latitude: 40.774351
Longitude: -73.984753
Phone number: 212-501-1110
Fax number: 212-580-0156
School email: [email protected]
Website: uamhighschool.org
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 66th St-Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St; A, C, B, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72, X12, X14, X30, X42

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District Borough Number: 
03M307
Academic opportunities: 

Various Media Classes such as: Drama, Visual Thinking, Printmaking, Photo Journalism

Partnerships: YMCA, Peer Health Exchange, ICP, Sadie Nash, Big Brother/ Big Sister, Bloomberg, The Door, Studio Museum, Bank of America, DCTV, & Pencil

Additional partnerships: Studio in a School, The Museum of Modern Art, Human Rights Watch, The Art Students League of New York, Materials for the Arts

Early College Access Program, AP For ALL, John Jay Early College Access Program

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