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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C

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University City High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,838 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
458 responses
Average ACT
27
140 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$86,065
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,149
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$617,666
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 56 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 185 responses
  • Spirit Weeks
    17%
  • Senior Disneyland Trip
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Homecoming football game
    14%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Homecoming dance
    8%
  • Grad Nite in the Gym
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,838
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,530
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 72 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 72 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,805 / year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 75 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 75 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 75 responses

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