Urban Promise Academy Middle

Summary:

Urban Promise Academy Middle is a public middle school in Oakland, California, serving 367 students in grades 6-8, with a predominantly Hispanic student population. The school faces significant challenges, including consistently low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and a student population that is predominantly from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Academically, Urban Promise Academy Middle lags behind both the Oakland Unified School District and the state of California, with only 20.4% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and just 11.17% proficient in Mathematics. The school's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities. In comparison, nearby Edna Brewer Middle has significantly higher proficiency rates, with 62.17% in English Language Arts/Literacy and 47.24% in Mathematics.

Urban Promise Academy Middle also faces challenges with chronic absenteeism, with a rate of 58.4% in the 2022-2023 school year, much higher than the rates at nearby schools like Bret Harte Middle (43.2%) and Frick United Academy of Language Middle (76.2%). Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 97.55% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the rates at Lincoln Middle (20.89%) and Edna Brewer Middle (53.27%). Addressing these challenges will be crucial for improving the school's performance and providing a high-quality education for its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3031 E. 18th St.
       Oakland, CA  94601-2457


(510) 879-5236

District: Oakland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2452nd of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,994 Help


Students who attend Urban Promise Academy Middle usually attend:

High:    Fremont High

Feeder schools for Urban Promise Academy Middle:

Elementary:    Global Family Elementary
    International Community Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  367

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.6%
Asian:
4.9%
African American:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  97.5% Help


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Compare Details Urban Promise Academy Middle ranks worse than 87.6% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 11 ranked middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.3. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (85.6%), Asian (4.9%), African American (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 97.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Urban Promise Academy Middle is 19.4, which is the highest among 11 middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Urban Promise Academy Middle is $6,994. 7 middle schools in the Oakland Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Urban Promise Academy Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Urban Promise Academy Middle 2452nd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Urban Promise Academy Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:


Oakland Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Oakland Unified 1152nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Urban Promise Academy Middle

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Rank History for all students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.27 1567th 1769 11.4%
2005 14.69 1575th 1777 11.4%
2006 24.92 1371st 1804 24.0%
2007 18.01 1696th 1999 15.2%
2008 10.02 1882nd 2005 6.1%
2009 26.50 1563rd 2063 24.2%
2010 31.63 1526th 2179 30.0%
2011 31.81 1592nd 2236 28.8%
2012 33.84 1534th 2259 32.1%
2013 34.30 1580th 2379 33.6%
2015 26.08 1782nd 2477 28.1%
2016 24.05 1868th 2497 25.2%
2017 14.48 2237th 2508 10.8%
2018 19.10 2044th 2480 17.6%
2019 22.32 2090th 2715 23.0%
2022 16.62 2369th 2740 13.5%
2023 16.30 2443rd 2788 12.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.74 1015th 1364 25.6%
2019 38.32 736th 1442 49.0%
2022 32.95 1085th 1540 29.5%
2023 30.82 1179th 1523 22.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.81 1450th 1532 5.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.96 1696th 2230 23.9%
2019 31.40 1632nd 2369 31.1%
2022 22.76 2005th 2458 18.4%
2023 20.33 2144th 2535 15.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.11 2037th 2262 9.9%
2019 22.59 1866th 2380 21.6%
2022 14.59 2283rd 2509 9.0%
2023 14.54 2315th 2535 8.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.83 1096th 1369 19.9%
2019 26.73 1135th 1491 23.9%
2022 38.19 817th 1531 46.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.81 1692nd 2273 25.6%
2019 21.60 1921st 2407 20.2%
2022 19.46 2075th 2527 17.9%
2023 18.61 2158th 2546 15.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Urban Promise Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.39 1576th 2072 23.9%
2019 32.49 1462nd 2213 33.9%
2022 18.36 2080th 2359 11.8%
2023 19.26 2047th 2379 14.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Urban Promise Academy Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 5 29 22 98 3 n/a n/a 0 157
2003 5 29 22 98 3 n/a n/a 0 157
2004 3 26 23 119 2 n/a n/a 0 173
2005 2 18 15 143 2 n/a n/a 0 180
2006 1 20 12 196 2 n/a n/a 0 231
2007 3 26 21 237 2 n/a n/a 0 289
2008 5 24 20 229 n/a n/a n/a 0 278
2009 7 23 23 231 0 1 2 0 287
2010 9 21 13 254 1 0 2 0 300
2011 6 13 15 267 0 0 3 0 304
2012 5 9 11 289 0 0 1 0 315
2013 5 7 17 281 0 1 9 0 320
2014 5 10 18 277 0 4 10 0 324
2015 5 14 19 266 0 4 15 0 323
2016 2 23 25 309 0 2 10 0 371
2017 12 35 23 290 2 1 7 0 370
2018 8 25 21 308 2 2 6 0 372
2019 5 20 15 320 2 2 6 0 370
2020 3 17 11 336 0 3 5 0 375
2021 5 13 10 342 1 1 7 0 379
2022 5 6 19 328 0 2 11 0 371
2023 7 14 18 314 0 1 13 0 367

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Urban Promise Academy Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 157 9.0 17.4 87.3
2003 157 9.0 17.4 87.3
2004 173 9.2 18.8 87.9
2005 180 9.5 18.9 83.3
2006 231 13.6 17.0 84.8
2007 289 16.6 17.4 92
2008 278 18.2 15.3 92.4
2009 287 16.7 15.1 90.2
2010 300 13.2 22.6 90.3
2011 304 n/a n/a 90.5
2012 315 16.2 19.3 90.5
2013 320 15.6 20.4 99.1
2014 324 15.5 20.8 97.5
2015 323 17.0 19.0 92
2016 371 17.0 21.8 94.6
2017 370 21.5 17.2 94.6
2018 372 19.3 19.2 96
2019 370 21.7 17.0 97
2020 375 n/a n/a 91.7
2021 379 20.1 18.8 91
2022 371 18.9 19.6 96.2
2023 367 18.8 19.4 97.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Urban Promise Academy Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 157 9.0 17.4 87.3
2003 157 9.0 17.4 87.3
2004 173 9.2 18.8 87.9
2005 180 9.5 18.9 83.3
2006 231 13.6 17.0 84.8
2007 289 16.6 17.4 92
2008 278 18.2 15.3 92.4
2009 287 16.7 15.1 90.2
2010 300 13.2 22.6 90.3
2011 304 n/a n/a 90.5
2012 315 16.2 19.3 90.5
2013 320 15.6 20.4 99.1
2014 324 15.5 20.8 97.5
2015 323 17.0 19.0 92
2016 371 17.0 21.8 94.6
2017 370 21.5 17.2 94.6
2018 372 19.3 19.2 96
2019 370 21.7 17.0 97
2020 375 n/a n/a 91.7
2021 379 20.1 18.8 91
2022 371 18.9 19.6 96.2
2023 367 18.8 19.4 97.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Urban Promise Academy Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,994

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Promise Academy Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2090th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2443rd of 2788 Middle schools
 10.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Urban Promise Academy Middle)38.716.8
 21.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)29.327.6
 1.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Urban Promise Academy Middle)25.46.7
 18.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)22.419
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Urban Promise Academy Middle)25.820.7
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)30.632.5
 1.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Urban Promise Academy Middle)16.315.7
 0.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)22.121.1
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Urban Promise Academy Middle)29.523.7
 5.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oakland Unified)31.133.4
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Urban Promise Academy Middle)2011.1
 8.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oakland Unified)21.320.5
 0.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Urban Promise Academy Middle)12.913.6
 0.7%
   8th Grade Science (Oakland Unified)17.620.6
 3%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students370367
 0.8%
African American2014
 30%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian1518
 20%
Hispanic320314
 1.9%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White57
 40%
Two or More Races613
 116.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97%97.5%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Urban Promise Academy Middle

Students at Urban Promise Academy Middle are 86% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% African American, 4% Two or more races, 2% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 367 students attended Urban Promise Academy Middle.

Students who attend Urban Promise Academy Middle usually go on to attend Fremont High

Urban Promise Academy Middle ranks in the bottom 12.4% of California middle schools.


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