Universal Learning Academy

Public, Charter, Alternative PK, KG-12

 28015 Joy Rd
       Westland, MI  48185-5525


(734) 402-5900

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District: Universal Learning Academy

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,631 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  615

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.0%
African American:
9.9%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Universal Learning Academy ranks worse than 83.2% of elementary schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.25. (See more...)
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Compare Details Universal Learning Academy ranks worse than 87.6% of middle schools in Michigan. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85%), African American (9.9%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Universal Learning Academy is 15.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Universal Learning Academy is $8,631.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Universal Learning Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Universal Learning Academy 1172nd of 1408 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Universal Learning Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Universal Learning Academy 694th of 792 Michigan public middle schools. (See Universal Learning Academy in the ranking list.)



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Rank History for Universal Learning Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 31.63 1294th 1552 16.6%
2011 30.50 1286th 1552 17.1%
2012 23.86 1296th 1566 17.2%
2013 27.53 1227th 1563 21.5%
2014 27.52 1203rd 1533 21.5%
2015 46.36 900th 1580 43.0%
2016 41.34 933rd 1548 39.7%
2017 31.31 1004th 1466 31.5%
2018 29.92 1079th 1448 25.5%
2019 17.25 1172nd 1408 16.8%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Universal Learning Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 49.75 559th 858 34.8%
2012 30.88 686th 900 23.8%
2013 38.52 605th 919 34.2%
2014 30.08 687th 921 25.4%
2015 45.67 512th 919 44.3%
2016 20.67 706th 894 21.0%
2017 20.28 657th 821 20.0%
2018 31.21 611th 838 27.1%
2019 14.38 694th 792 12.4%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Universal Learning Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 47.18 438th 852 48.6%
2017 38.31 467th 835 44.1%
2018 43.17 468th 824 43.2%

Data source: test scores: Michigan Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Open Quote There has been alot of turnover at this school this year...from the principal to almost all entirely new middle school/high school teachers. Something must be going on for this school to lose that many staff members. I am taking my child out of the school after this year. Many of the teachers that are there try hard, but many of the other students enrolled are troublemakers and constantly disrupt the classes. My child has a hard time even learning in this school because of the disruptions and nothing seems to be done about it...they just continue on as normal. We are not happy here at all!! Close Quote


by a teacher
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Open Quote I love working with these students.

However, the teachers are now in fear of loosing their jobs because of test scores. A teacher, who worked there longer than 90% of the teachers in the building, had a great rapport with the students, and managed them well in the class just got fired because of her test scores.

Any teacher, student, or administrator would explain how respected she was in the building. She fulfilled extra responsibilities just to help the administration. Unfortunately, none of them were asked before they did not renew her contract.

There are other teachers in the building that do not teach the students and instead just scream at them. Some teachers have had physical altercations with students and they are still in the building.

I am afraid of what this decision will do to the school system as a whole. Teachers may begin loosing focus on the students and instead only worry about the scantron test scores. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Universal Learning Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 134 13 n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 148
2009 370 32 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 407
2010 332 17 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2011 344 23 0 3 1 0 4 0 375
2012 476 33 1 2 1 0 6 0 519
2013 550 58 1 7 0 0 8 0 624
2014 543 60 3 10 1 0 6 0 623
2015 599 67 9 13 1 0 13 0 702
2016 568 60 12 14 1 0 17 0 672
2017 583 62 13 13 1 0 14 0 686
2018 470 54 7 8 1 0 17 0 557
2019 523 61 10 7 0 0 14 0 615

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 Universal Learning Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 148 7.2 20.6 89.2
2009 407 23.5 17.3 84
2010 354 22.4 15.7 92.9
2011 375 23.0 16.2 93.9
2012 519 30.2 17.1 89.6
2013 624 37.8 16.4 83.3
2014 623 41.1 15.1 86.5
2015 702 41.0 17.1 84.6
2016 672 46.0 14.6 77.7
2017 686 43.4 15.8 78.1
2018 557 39.6 14.0 77.7
2019 615 39.2 15.6 82.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Universal Learning Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 148 7.2 20.6 89.2
2009 407 23.5 17.3 84
2010 354 22.4 15.7 92.9
2011 375 23.0 16.2 93.9
2012 519 30.2 17.1 89.6
2013 624 37.8 16.4 83.3
2014 623 41.1 15.1 86.5
2015 702 41.0 17.1 84.6
2016 672 46.0 14.6 77.7
2017 686 43.4 15.8 78.1
2018 557 39.6 14.0 77.7
2019 615 39.2 15.6 82.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Universal Learning Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,118 (13.0%) $7,513 (87.0%) $8,631

Data source: Michigan Department of Education




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