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Urban Action Academy

Grades: 9-12
1600 Rockaway Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11236
Phone: 718-290-8720

Our Insights

What’s Special

Law & justice focus

The Downside

Poor graduation and attendance

Urban Action Academy has a focus on law and public service but since its opening in 2008 has struggled to find its footing, after the founding principal left the school. The graduation rate is low, as is attendance. 

Students participate in moot court and mock trial at Fordham University and may take courses at area colleges. However, only 68 percent of students responding to a 2017 school survey said that the school offered enough academics and outside activities to keep them interested.

Urban Action is one of three small high schools which opened in 2008 in the Canarsie Educational campus to replace the poorly performing old Canarsie High School which closed in 2011. The school share athletic teams. (Pamela Wheaton, web reports December 2017)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
39%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
63%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
44%
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
87%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
63%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
28%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
15%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
44%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
174
Asian
1%
Black
79%
Hispanic
12%
White
6%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
96%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
20%

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
82%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
52%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
20%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
47%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Urban Action Academy
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Students have a unique opportunity to take part in a law program.

Urban Action Academy D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Canarsie (District 18)
Trains: L Line to Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway
Buses: B103, B17, B42, B6, B60, B82, BM2

Contact

Principal
Fareeda Garcia
Parent Coordinator
Yves Pierre

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Canarsie Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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