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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
University High School is a public school located in Ferndale, MI. It has 455 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
2521 Bermuda
Ferndale, MI 48220
Telephone
(248) 586-8846
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
940
51 responses
Average ACT
20
36 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$61,060
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Athletic games
    33%
  • Grammy's
    28%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Pep Rally's
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
455
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,847/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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I graduated as valedictorian of my class. The school is in a really great community. Didn't really offer a lot of extra curricular activities. Did have sports teams. The teachers in general are good, there were a few that really stood out. Really nice places to go during lunch. The school is a nice size, it isn't a humongous campus so you wouldn't get lost. Overall, I did feel prepared making the transition to college.
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I had a great experience at university high school. The teachers were friendly and easy to approach. The atmosphere was conducive for learning and it was a place to learn about the society, people and yourself. Since the school was not large in number everybody knew each other and communicated in a friendly tone.It was like my second home I made lifetime friendships and experienced different situations that will groom me for the future.
I liked University High because it was a college preparatory school and during your senior year, you can take classes at Wayne State University to get the feel for college. If i could change one thing about UHS, i would make it a uniform free school so people can express themselves more.