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

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University High School is a top rated, public school located in Irvine, CA. It has 2,312 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1390
586 responses
Average ACT
31
430 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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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+
Median Household Income
$148,443
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,689
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,597,132
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 51 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 168 responses
  • Spirit Night!
    18%
  • Club Kick Off
    17%
  • Office Hours
    13%
  • Sporting events
    12%
  • Musicals
    11%
  • Spirit rallys
    11%
  • Plays
    9%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,312
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 54 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 54 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,247
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 68 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 68 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,882 / year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 73 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 73 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 73 responses

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