University High School
- Irvine, CA
University High School Reviews
Rating 3.86 out of 5 490 reviews
University High School was an excellent experience that prepared me well for college. The community was excellent and the teachers are very helpful.
I've had a pretty amazing experience at University High School in Irvine, California. They have provided me with so many opportunities for rigorous learning and opportunities to be involved in so many unique clubs, activities, and classes. Students at University High are really passionate and love to collaborate with each other. Teachers also really care about their students and I've had so many meaningful interactions in their classes. Classes are interesting and engaging and we often have interesting discussions. Also, no matter what question I have or if I want to learn more about something, there is always someone willing to help me -- teachers, counselors, students, anyone! I've had a chance to really foster my love for learning by taking honors classes. The only downside I would reflect on is how competitive the environment can be, which makes you feel a bit pressured at times to be high achieving. But competitiveness has also encouraged me as well!
Uni is a very unhealthy atmosphere and any student you ask will tell you that the school puts a very high amount of pressure on students to perform very highly and take unnecessarily challenging classes. The majority of teachers prioritize grades and assignments over real learning and their students' mental wellbeing.
University High School is a great school that most students really enjoy and look back to once they actually enter college. It has such a great community through the football games, pep rallies, and a great student community that makes everyone feel like they are a Trojan.
University High is a fantastic school that prepares students for college. It carries a great reputation in its academics. The school is very competitive and pushes students to study hard.
University High School has a lot of problems, however, I think the good outweighs the bad. For example, the teachers at this school overall great. There are so many teachers on campus that just excel at their job and make students and their futures are genuinely cared for. The History department is by far the strongest with some of the best teachers who really do live to teach and you can tell they are passionate about what they do. On the other hand, there are teachers that are uninspired and can sometimes make or break someone's entire class. The math department struggles to reach this point of engagement that other departments are able to, however, you can still see some passion within any of the staff which is refreshing to see as a student. The school spirit at this school is absolutely insane. Even though our sports aren't that good, you know full well that our school will still be cheering them on. Even when the football team goes 0-10, everyone is still there to support.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at University High School. With so many clubs and athletic opportunities, I have found great communities within the campus. I was able to take many rigorous AP and College Prep courses, which I know have prepared me well for when I go to college. Admin, staff, and teachers are very supportive and create engaging lessons.
The school has friendly and welcoming teachers, but some don’t teach lessons or concepts very well, making it harder for students to understand certain concepts. Students are also pushed to take advanced classes due to peer pressure and the normalization of taking advanced classes. As a result, students who take “normal” classes are looked down upon.
University High School is a school that have amazing academics. It is very rigorous when it comes to grades and school work but still a rewarding experience. However, some students were over-stressed and over-worked all the time. 4 out of 5 brownie points.
Speaking from my four years at University High School, the way I would describe it is that it is a tough yet manageable school. Although the academic rigor is higher than most other schools, the school still has several strong suits that allow students to suceed such as knowlegeable teachers, preparation towards college, and a strong academic emphasis, as seen with their numerous accolades. Moreover, the school also offers a great student environemnt to balance any academic stress with lots of activites that boost student spirit like Spirit Night, Unilympics, etc. I think University High school offers enough resources to ensure that the student can maintain a balance between academics and the ideal high school experience.
University High School academically is an incredible school. You are put in an environment where taking AP classes is the normal, and while many didn't like that, I found it very motivating. This culture can be helpful or detrimental, depending on the type of person you are. You need to be ready for challenges and for a lot of work. Developing time management is key, especially when you are a part of other clubs/activities. This school leads you to an ultimate resume when applying for college but that is only if you put the effort to stack your resume.
University High School definitely challenges students academically and thoroughly prepares students for college. However, the academic competition creates a toxic environment for students and the school culture endorses bad sleeping habits and overwork students. There is a lot of pressure from the community, reputation, and parents affiliated with University High School causing many students to burn out.
This school has many deaf students that I can socialize with. It also has excellent deaf support and interpreting services.
University High School is a great school. It fosters an environment of hardworking individuals with the drive and motivation to succeed. The school has a lot of amazing teachers who genuinely care about their students and their success. The downside is that the environment is pretty competitive and stressful for adolescents.
UHS is probably most known for its high-ranking and high-achieving students, but there is much more to appreciate about the high school. UHS really supports its students through various college and career prep programs, information/advising sessions, and educational resources. The teachers and staff want you to succeed. The school provides a lot of technological resources as well. The athletics are a bit weak, but we have a good tennis and golf team. The facilities could use some renovations.
I am about to be a senior in University High School and I have been very comfortable throughout my time as a student here. We have a very diverse student body which is what I think makes out campus very unique. The teachers are caring and always want us to succeed.
University High School has made my high school experience memorable so far. It's a great place with an amazing community, teachers and students often have strong bonds.