Skip to Main Content
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
University Place School District is a highly rated, public school district located in University Place, WA. It has 5,643 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
About University Place School District...
Address
3717 Grandview Dr W
University Place, WA 98466
Telephone
(253) 566-5600

University Place School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
213 responses
Average ACT
27
36 responses
Do You Work at University Place School District? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,643
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,440
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,726,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,451/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

University Place School District Reviews

12 reviews
All Categories
My experience at this school has been pretty positive for the most part. There is a certain school inclusiveness that I liked when attending. The academics were challenging which I appreciated for college readiness. There is also a certain atmosphere of higher education that goes on at this school which I also enjoyed. Sports are competitive and based off of performance outside of school. The area around this district is very safe and well-designed. There are plenty of things to do in this area after school, and the beautiful library a short walk from the high school is very helpful when research or work needs to be done in a quiet setting. For the most part there isn't really anything to complain about with University Place School District. The warm environment is very unique to the area which is for sure a plus.
Start Your Review of University Place School District
Rate It!
This district allows for social promotion. The administration does not have a formalized set of guidelines from which parents, teachers and students understand what qualifies as a passing grade. Standardized test results are not used to help determine proficiency for promotion and summer school is not mandatory for failing students. One only need look at the districts drop-out rate and reading/math proficiency scores to see the results of these policies. No districts in WA, including UPSD, are in the top 100 districts nationwide. Beware of the hype. Remember that everything is relative.
I like that I was able to make so many close relationships among my peers. I like how close knit the community felt and that I always knew people wherever I went. The University Place School District has teachers who challenge you immensely, but overall, you can tell they want the best for you and your education. I have learned how to adapt to real life situations and how to handle myself when crisis occurs. The honors and AP classes are quite challenging, but itll help prepare for college. One thing I would change is that sometimes it feels as though they overwork you. I understand that we have to do work in high school, but sometimes that was difficult with multiple APs, a 0 hour and a 7th hour and sports and work. Overall, the University Place School District is quite difficult academically, but prepares well for college.