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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
University Place School District is a highly rated, public school district located in University Place, WA. It has 5,816 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

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High Schools in University Place School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
331 responses
Average ACT
29
52 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,816
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,684
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,625/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$70,796
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,138
National
$949
Median Home Value
$339,900
National
$184,700

University Place School District Reviews

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I like that University Place is like a family away from home as most students have grown up together. That being said, as a newcomer in the 8th grade, it was difficult at first to make friends, but playing sports helped. University Place high school needs to improve with the course selections. There is not many choices for electives. The teachers are approachable for the most part and are available for help before and after school. The student population as a whole, cares about each other and the school. The facilities at school are awesome, especially, the pool which is one of the best in the state of Washington! The science department could use an update. The culinary facilities are great and provide opportunities to learn about food industry.
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I moved from Uganda, an Easy African country three years ago. My goal was too acquire a higher level of education in an environment that encourages excellence. And here I found comfort in my students and teachers. Starting in 9th grade, the teachers and stuff were supportive of me and my peers making sure am used to the community. My peers understood the fact that English is my second language and that it was my first time studying in america. The junior high seemed like my module school so I decided to attend the high school. My experience here at Curtis Senior High School is embedded with "PRIDE", an abbreviation for Perseverance
Respect
Integrity
Determination
Excellence
Which guides students at the high school during school and non school hours. Overall the University Place school district directs students on the right track to achieving great excellence in school and life.
Growing up in this district has been a terrific environment for kids because the community in the area is so huge and you immediately feel like you are at home for any family. The community loves to socialize and is still evolving to this day. The only I would prefer to change is that I wish the administration at schools would not hand so much curriculum to the teachers to have to teach. They have too much and when they toss all the work on students in high school, we really struggle and should not be given 6 hours of homework everyday. In college, professors do not even assign that much work.