High School Graduation Rate

High School Graduation Rates Comparison Between The Urban Assembly and NYC Public Schools

In 2016-17, UA schools achieved an 80% high school graduation rate. This is 12% above the city average for limited unscreened schools, and 15% above the city average for African American and Latino students.

Data Source: NYS-NYC-UA Grad Report 2014

High School Graduation Rates for Students with Disabilities

High School Graduation Rates Comparison Between Urban Assembly Students with Disabilities and NYC Students with Disabilities


Urban Assembly Students with Disabilities


NYC Students with Disabilites

Across The Urban Assembly family of schools, 20% of high school students require individualized education plans. The Urban Assembly provides key support and resources to our schools to ensure students with disabilities have equal opportunity to succeed in high school and beyond. The Urban Assembly high school graduation rate for students with disabilities is 20% points higher than the graduation rate for NYC students with disabilities.

Data Source: UA-NYC_IEP_Grad rates-2008-2013 Classes; UA_2010_Grad Cohort Status_4 YR

College Access

Urban Assembly High School Graduates Who Enrolled In College Within One Year of Graduation


Urban Assembly Class of 2008


Urban Assembly Class of 2010


Urban Assembly Class of 2012

In only four years, through our enhanced College Readiness program and school support model, The Urban Assembly has increased the percentage of Urban Assembly graduates who enroll in college within one year of graduation.

Data Source: UA College Enrollment and Persistence_November 2014

Career Access

The Urban Assembly has created seven CTE schools, featuring over 20 career pathways, dozens of related work-based learning experiences, and partnerships with over 30 leading industry employers. Recognized as a leader in Career & Technical Education (CTE), The Urban Assembly is also a convener of CTE profesionals and partners. On December 13 th 2014, The Urban Assembly hosted a Career & Technical Education Symposium: Preparing Today's Youth for the 21st Century Economy at New York University's Kimmel Center, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

The symposium brought together nearly 200 participants representing leaders in the field of CTE including experts, policy advisors, funders, and public and private sector partners. Speakers included Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier.

Student from The Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology.

Serving the Field

The Urban Assembly is committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise with the education community beyond our schools and organization. We have been recognized on a national and local level for leading the way in developing promising practices around student achievement, innovative curriculum development, and college and career access.

Below are just a few recent reports highlighting the success of our school's and programs:

  • In November of 2014, the DOE’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness released a report titled Minute by Minute - School Strategies for Optimizing Time featuring the promising practices of two UA schools: The Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science and The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice.
  • In October 2014, Harvard Education Press released a new book by researchers Lindsay Page and Ben Castleman titled Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College, featuring the Urban Assembly’s response to this concern, our Bridge to College program. An entire chapter of the book spotlights the peer mentoring program via Yabielis Guerrero, alumna of The UA School for Law, Government & Justice, graduate of Skidmore, and an experienced Bridge to College Coach.

UA Staff and Principals with CTE Partners presenting at Mayor deBlasio's 2013 Talking Transitions Event

Success Stories

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