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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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
    B
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
Website

University High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
82 responses
Average ACT
26
146 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
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
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Mohawk bowl
    19%
  • Playing sports against our cross town rivals.
    19%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Pre-game tailgating with my friends at the school
    11%
  • Hawk Wild
    8%
  • Musical
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
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%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,082
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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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.
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I had a blast at University High School. I was involved with three varsity sports, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, secretary of National Honor Society, and I graduated in the top 10 of my class in 2015. Through my scholarship in high school, I'm going to graduate from college in May with no student debt. Right now, I'm looking for scholarships that will help pay my way to a study abroad in Greece over Spring Break. I really could not be here without what I learned at University High and the people that I've met and who have taught me.
I love UHS so much. The teachers always find a new way to get students involved in class. The whole staff board is very fast and opening to the students. Its a very easy school to ease into and they don't overload you with tons of work. The teachers treat you like adults and prepare of for the college and a little for adulthood. The teachers very help full to all and have one on one interactions, with every student. Classes might be a little long but its just enough time to study and do all the work given. All and all i love the school. Also the food is mediocore at best but it works.