A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
University High School Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Southfield, MI. It has 430 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
24815 Lahser Rd
Southfield, MI 48033
Telephone
(248) 746-4370
Website

University High School Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
120 responses
Average ACT
24
130 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Pep rally, student v staff games, scheduling
    27%
  • Leadership night
    21%
  • Various pep rallies & student v. staff games
    20%
  • Lock-In Event
    11%
  • Clubs
    10%
  • Basketball
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
430
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,141/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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University High School Academy has been my second home for almost 6 years now. I started attending University High School Academy in 2013 at the U.H.S.A Prepatory program they offered for 8th graders. Reading the acceptance letter I received from University in 2012 caused an abundance of emotions to overtake my young mind, and body. Attending University High School at this age helped prepare me for the work load that was to come later on in my high school career. As the years went on university became more, and strictly academically based. University prepares students for college with the workload, and teaches leadership skills, which is why I feel I lack the overall high school experience. Many high schools are able to maintain academics, have sports teams, assemblies, games, homecomings, and school spirit bonds that my school lacks. If I had the opportunity to change my high school to my liking, I would improve the school interaction, and incorporate the school spirit that we lack.
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UHSA was a great school! They prepared me for the real world and to take college. The teachers are excellent and are compassionate. I am grateful to all of them. They treated me like I was family while giving me the gift of a quality education. The principal was very involved with the students. She knew us all by name. They kept us well rounded with involvement in sports and activities as well as the current events that were affecting the world. After graduating, I was able to adjust well while at college. A lot of the things I have learned so far is a review as I was introduced into it in high school. This was a solid foundation to build upon.
Throughout my entire high school journey University High has become the high school I've always dreamt of. This school has done an excellent job of creating an authentic high school experience, even in a smaller environment. Also my school is very active and uniting us all, which really builds a strong academic community. We participate in various events such as leadership night to build stronger leadership skills. Furthermore this school has not only taught us to become leaders but taught us how to collaborate in diverse groups, training us to become amazing leaders of the future.