A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
131 Baker's Ridge Rd
Morgantown, WV 26505
Telephone
(304) 291-9270
Website

University High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
31 responses
Average ACT
25
75 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Playing sports against our cross town rivals.
    24%
  • Mohawk bowl
    21%
  • Pre-game tailgating with my friends at the school
    13%
  • Hawk Wild
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Musical
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,218
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,169
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$12,910/ year
National
$11,890
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses

University High School Reviews

154 reviews
All Categories
The friends I have made are wonderful, however the administration does nothing when truly dangerous, and harmful situations arise. Students do not get punished for wrong doings. Discipline is only given out according to how much a student is liked, whether or not they play a sport, or if they "have connections" with faculty and staff. Athletics are praised when compared to the arts which are extremely low buddy due to all the money going to athletics. Bullying is quite common amongst minorities (such as racial, LGBT+ discrimination) and there is almost a fight every week. Classes do not seem as challenging as past schools I have been too. Only a select few teachers care enough about the students to do their job with excellence.
Review University High School
Amazing teachers who care so much for their students. Only bad experience was a principal who recently was "temporarily" removed, but not before many teachers and staff left. The school is restoring to the pleasant, wonderful environment it once was. The level of education from the teachers and the care you receive from them have always made up for any slack.
University High School offers a diverse outlook on subject content; from classes like American Civil War Studies to Creative Writing, or Drawing Techniques to Business, all students have a chance to enroll in something they really care for. Developing these personalized skills early can help us tremendously in the future, and University High School faculty and staff do all they can to see us succeed.