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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
University High School is a highly rated, public school located in Morgantown, WV. It has 1,224 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
131 Baker`S Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
Telephone
(304) 291-9270

University High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
96 responses
Average ACT
26
154 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$49,624
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Playing sports against our cross town rivals.
    19%
  • Mohawk bowl
    18%
  • Pre-game tailgating with my friends at the school
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Hawk Wild
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,224
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,082
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,618/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I was thankful to go to a bigger high school where there were outstanding academic opportunities. With endless clubs, sports programs, and musical opportunities there is intriguing and welcoming extracurricular activities at University High School. Your education and learning was top priority to all faculty and staff. Go Hawks!
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There is a large and diverse amount of clubs, sports, and classes for students to choose from. Most of the teachers at the school are well qualified and teach their subjects well. Many of our athletic programs are highly ranked and perform well in the OVAC and state tournaments every year. However, this school has one major flaw in our administration and counseling offices. Both suffer from high turnover rates and many of our several vice principals and counselors seemingly do nothing. I’m in my senior year now and I cannot tell you who my counselor is or if they even still work here. Student outreach is nonexistent.
University High School is a great high school in West Virginia. UHS was built in 2006, so it's fairly new and clean. The lunchroom, gymnasiums, and auditorium are large enough to accommodate the nearly 3,000 students that attend UHS everyday. They offer hundreds of extracurricular activities in the form of sports teams, clubs, and elective classes, so there's pretty much something for everyone. The majority of students are in at least one extracurricular. The academic standards at University High are pretty rigorous yet reasonable. I prefer honors classes over the regular ones. I also took 4 out of the 15 AP courses available, and I was well prepared for the AP exams. Overall, my absolute favorite thing about UHS is the teachers. They make coming to school more enjoyable and fun. The administration and staff do everything they can to make the school a better place. I will cherish my time at UHS for the rest of my life.