University Academy Charter High School


University Academy Charter High School is the sole public charter high school serving grades 9-12 in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a total enrollment of 432 students. The school's performance metrics, such as test scores, graduation rates, and chronic absenteeism, are generally below the state averages, indicating that it is not among the top-performing schools in New Jersey.

Academically, University Academy Charter High School faces significant challenges. Only 30.1% of 9th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 52.1%, and just 8% were proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to the state average of 19.2%. The school's science proficiency rate for 11th-grade students was also low at 8.3%, well below the state average of 29.9%. While the school's four-year graduation rate is relatively high at 95.2%, its dropout rate of 1.4% is still a concern.

The student population at University Academy Charter High School is predominantly African American (63.19%) and Hispanic (25.93%), reflecting the broader demographic makeup of the Jersey City community. The school's spending per student of $12,934 is a relevant data point, but without additional context on how these funds are allocated, it is difficult to draw conclusions about the efficiency and effectiveness of the school's resource utilization. Overall, the data suggests that University Academy Charter High School faces significant challenges in improving academic performance and supporting student success.

District Detail

 275 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

 (201) 200-3200

SchoolDigger Rank:
569th of 615 New Jersey districts

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Grades served: 9-12
Students: 432

Primary Schools: 0
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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