PROFICIENCY 90% 77% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
18%Kansas City

University Academy-upper is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "UNIVERSITY ACADEMY" in Kansas City, MO. There are a total of 189 students and 14 teachers at University Academy-upper, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 106 free lunch students and 21 reduced lunch students.

University Academy-upper has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 90.0%, which is 77% higher than the Missouri average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch106
Reduced lunch21


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment30
Taking some courses30
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses26

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At University Academy-upper, there are a total of 30 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 30 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All>= 90%
High School>= 90%

Proficiency in languages by grade

All>= 90%
High School>= 90%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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University Academy-upper race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 1.0% 1.1% 75.3% 51.1%
African American 97.1% 96.5% 14.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.4% 1.9% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.0% 2.0% 5.2% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.0% 2.6% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

University Academy-middle50%0.0Kansas City, MO
University Academy-lower52%0.0Kansas City, MO
Academie Lafayette-oak73%0.3Kansas City, MO
B. Banneker Academy20%0.5Kansas City, MO
Hogan Preparatory Academy73%0.6Kansas City, MO
Ewing Marion Kauffman Middle School56%0.8Kansas City, MO
Southwest Early College Campus20%0.9Kansas City, MO
Pathway Academy Elementary25%1.0Kansas City, MO
Border Star Montessori45%1.0Kansas City, MO
Brookside Charter School.22%1.0Kansas City, MO
Brookside Charter Middle Schooll22%1.0Kansas City, MO
Troost Elementary.12%1.2Kansas City, MO

Kansas City demographics profile

StatisticKansas CityMissouriNational
Population density (sq mi)1,4988691
Median age35.338.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Speak English89%94%79%
Speak Spanish7%3%13%

Education level achieved in Kansas City

IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
Completed 8th grade86.4%86.0%84.3%
Completed high school85.6%84.2%83.0%
Completed some college62.7%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.2%35.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.0%27.6%30.3%
Completed masters12.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%
Source: The University Academy-upper data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.