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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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
University High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Fresno, CA. It has 489 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

University High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
138 responses
Average ACT
29
68 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$47,189
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,600
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.19 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Electives
    21%
  • Phoenix Bowl
    21%
  • Magic of the Arts
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Talent show
    13%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • 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
489
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,326
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$11,810/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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I'm a senior and for the past 4 years, I have loved every teacher at UHS, they are all passionate about teaching and have had a strong education. Since UHS is on Fresno State's Campus, we have opportunities to take any college coures we would like and experience college life beginning Sophomore year. All the students are friendly and welcoming, I believe everyone strives to be Understanding Honorable and Studious! UHS's athletic teams, have grown alot since my freshman year. Academics is what we do best! The workload seems like alot, but if you follow
the routine and not procrastinate, it's easy to do! My favorite thing this school has, is the faculty. Everyone knows you by your Junior year and your Councilors are there for you since freshman year. Overall, we are like a big family and every class takes care of eachother.
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I came to University High school as a junior transfer, and I am throughly pleased with my decision. The atmosphere was not only welcoming when I arrived, but all year round. In the classroom, students are encouraged to share their ideas and explore deep concepts. Additionally, it was phenomenal to see that the importance of "what" topic we were learning was as important as the "why" we were learning that topic. Given the smaller class sizes, teachers give more time to helping out students individually in the areas that are needed. The balanced regime of the arts program and academics is perfect for this school and is unlike any other I've seen. Overall, I feel very prepared for college!
I loved UHS. I loved how small the class sizes were so you could form that one on one relationship with your teachers and get to know all your peers. I also loved how everyone else also strongly believed in their education. It was motivating to be surrounded by so many talented and intelligent young individuals. The school also grants lots of freedom to its students, allowing them to take classes at the college campus neighboring it, allowing them to use microwaves and vending machines, allowing them to have no dress code, having no bell schedules, etc. The only thing I would change is the science and math departments since there is no standardized curriculum the teachers themselves design it.