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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
University High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Fresno, CA. It has 482 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
2611 E. Matoian M/s Uh134
Fresno, CA 93740
Telephone
(559) 278-8263

University High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
97 responses
Average ACT
29
48 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,842
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,500
National
$184,700

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.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Electives
    22%
  • Phoenix Bowl
    22%
  • Magic of the Arts
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Talent show
    13%
  • Concerts
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
482
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,355
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,927/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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University High School is an amazing college prep high school! It has a much friendlier atmosphere and sense of community than most that I have seen. While the workload can be intense, the teachers really care about individual learning and will sometimes even dial back if they notice that their class is getting too overwhelmed. At UHS, receiving tutoring is encouraged and not looked down upon by other students. Additionally, since the school is so small and everyone takes most of the same classes, it is easy to find classmates and peers who are willing to help and know what each teacher expects. Overall, UHS is a wonderful school that really prepares students for the rigor of college.
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University High School is an incredible institution for those who are inspired and dedicated to challenging and improving themselves. The teachers are demanding but fair, the academics are difficult, the students are both competitive and cooperative, and the class size is small. The two-week electives work well, there are a multitude of ap classes offered, and there are many college courses offered. The Fresno State Union is close by, far surpassing any cafeteria food. The students are unique, motivated, and understanding of one another. The school is definitely the best in central California, and it's rigorous and cohesive academic programs prepare students for college and beyond.
As a college-preparatory, music-oriented charter school, University High makes the most of its name. Its rigorous academics and integration with the Fresno State campus allows upperclassmen to experience college classes, commuting, and food. Plus, the small <500 school size permits a tight-knit community of classmates and faculty, who all can talk to another with little qualms about discussing academics, extracurriculars, or general incoherence. While it is also extremely competitive, people generally lift each other up during stressful times, and through this, build the school up as a whole. As phoenixes, we rise from the ashes to become stronger than ever, together.
Overall, my experience at UHS has been quite a wild ride, but also the best time of my life. It is a school of nerdy, funny, and unique personalities that I will forever cherish having the opportunity to meet - and I will miss them all after graduation this year.