University Academy-Lower

Public, Charter PK, KG-5

 6801 Holmes Rd
       Kansas City, MO  64131-1382


(816) 412-5973

District: University Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
694th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,670 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  617

Racial breakdown:

African American:
95.9%
White:
2.1%
Hispanic:
1.0%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.5% Help


 See top rated Missouri elementary schools

 Compare University Academy-Lower to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details University Academy-Lower ranks worse than 77.3% of elementary schools in Missouri. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.49. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (95.9%), White (2.1%), Hispanic (1%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 99.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at University Academy-Lower is 15. (See more...)
Help
Compare University Academy-Lower employs 41 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at University Academy-Lower is $13,670.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

University Academy-Lower:

SchoolDigger ranks University Academy-Lower 694th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See University Academy-Lower in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
African American students:


University Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks University Academy 258th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for University Academy-Lower?

Rank History for University Academy-Lower

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at University Academy-Lower

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 46.57 630th 1053 40.2%
2010 43.82 674th 1066 36.8%
2011 44.21 689th 1088 36.7%
2012 53.28 553rd 1085 49.0%
2013 50.43 603rd 1108 45.6%
2014 35.10 790th 1089 27.5%
2015 50.29 564th 1058 46.7%
2016 76.58 184th 865 78.7%
2017 71.88 272nd 1032 73.6%
2018 65.63 339th 1045 67.6%
2019 40.55 647th 1052 38.5%
2021 13.66 782nd 901 13.2%
2022 15.79 775th 908 14.6%
2023 26.49 694th 898 22.7%
See the entire list of Missouri Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at University Academy-Lower

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.08 89th 887 90.0%
2019 61.03 284th 907 68.7%
2021 31.22 416th 574 27.5%
2022 34.00 367th 532 31.0%
2023 56.34 216th 611 64.6%
See the entire list of Best Missouri Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for African American students at University Academy-Lower

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.61 6th 243 97.5%
2019 82.30 23rd 250 90.8%
2021 65.92 32nd 163 80.4%
2022 67.10 33rd 184 82.1%
2023 87.85 4th 185 97.8%
See the entire list of Best Missouri Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary 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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

University Academy-Lower Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 





Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 5)
100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

  


No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for University Academy-Lower

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 14 579 3 8 9 n/a n/a 0 613
2008 27 685 5 12 5 n/a n/a 0 734
2009 22 678 4 13 5 n/a n/a 0 722
2010 8 576 4 10 3 n/a n/a 0 601
2011 10 534 4 12 1 0 0 0 561
2012 7 544 5 14 1 0 0 0 571
2013 14 552 5 15 0 0 0 0 586
2014 14 596 2 12 0 0 0 0 624
2015 10 598 2 11 0 0 0 0 621
2016 8 599 1 7 0 0 0 0 615
2017 4 637 0 8 0 0 0 0 649
2018 9 628 0 12 0 0 0 0 649
2019 10 626 4 10 0 0 0 0 650
2020 13 628 5 7 0 0 0 0 653
2021 9 602 6 5 3 0 0 0 625
2022 15 576 4 5 4 0 0 0 604
2023 13 592 3 6 3 0 0 0 617

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 University Academy-Lower

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 613 33.0 18.6 76.2
2008 734 46.3 15.9 79.4
2009 722 49.0 14.7 82.8
2010 601 41.5 14.4 82.4
2011 561 34.1 16.4 79
2012 571 32.7 17.4 77.1
2013 586 35.7 16.4 79.9
2014 624 39.6 15.7 82.4
2015 621 41.0 15.1 81.6
2016 615 41.0 15.0 78.7
2017 649 39.8 16.3 78.3
2018 649 42.0 15.4 70.3
2019 650 42.0 15.4 75.7
2020 653 43.0 15.1 69.1
2021 625 41.8 14.9 61.4
2022 604 42.0 14.3 72.8
2023 617 41.0 15.0 99.5

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 University Academy-Lower

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 613 33.0 18.6 76.2
2008 734 46.3 15.9 79.4
2009 722 49.0 14.7 82.8
2010 601 41.5 14.4 82.4
2011 561 34.1 16.4 79
2012 571 32.7 17.4 77.1
2013 586 35.7 16.4 79.9
2014 624 39.6 15.7 82.4
2015 621 41.0 15.1 81.6
2016 615 41.0 15.0 78.7
2017 649 39.8 16.3 78.3
2018 649 42.0 15.4 70.3
2019 650 42.0 15.4 75.7
2020 653 43.0 15.1 69.1
2021 625 41.8 14.9 61.4
2022 604 42.0 14.3 72.8
2023 617 41.0 15.0 99.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for University Academy-Lower

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $664 (5.7%) $10,972 (94.3%) $11,636
2020 $902 (7.4%) $11,309 (92.6%) $12,211
2021 $954 (7.7%) $11,371 (92.3%) $12,326
2022 $1,853 (13.6%) $11,816 (86.4%) $13,670

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

Impact of COVID-19 on University Academy-Lower

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 647th of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 694th of 898 Elementary schools
 15.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (University Academy-Lower)43.130
 13.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (University Academy)43.130
 13.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (University Academy-Lower)38.134
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (University Academy)38.134
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (University Academy-Lower)53.325.5
 27.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (University Academy)53.325.5
 27.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.8
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (University Academy-Lower)40.921.6
 19.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (University Academy)40.921.6
 19.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)49.345.9
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (University Academy-Lower)4326.8
 16.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (University Academy)4326.8
 16.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)40.339.1
 1.2%
5th Grade Science (University Academy-Lower)31.226.8
 4.4%
   5th Grade Science (University Academy)31.226.8
 4.4%
   5th Grade Science (Missouri)42.540.9
 1.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (University Academy-Lower)38.728.7
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (University Academy)38.728.7
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)47.144.1
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students650617
 5.1%
African American626592
 5.4%
American Indian03
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic106
 40%
Pacific Islander00
White1013
 30%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.7%99.5%
 23.8%


Schools Near University Academy-Lower









Frequently Asked Questions about University Academy-Lower

In the 2022-23 school year, 617 students attended University Academy-Lower.

Students at University Academy-Lower are 96% African American, 2% White.

University Academy-Lower ranks in the bottom 22.7% of Missouri elementary schools.


Rate University Academy-Lower!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for University Academy-Lower!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 38 milliseconds.