151 reviews
  1. Monongalia County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
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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
1190
29 responses
Average ACT
26
62 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
  • 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 expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
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

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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.
There are a lot of clubs to join. There is usually a "Club Day" every month. The students can attend 2 clubs on that day. My daughter is in "Friends of Rachel". Her friend wanted to start a club to support to the lesbian /gay/ bisexual community. The principal made her jump through so many hoops. The principal kept putting her off and I think hoping she would give up, but she didn't. My daughter says there are so many kids in that club that they barely fit in the library. But they had to do a lot more things to start that club than any other new club. The principal is prejudice and a bully.
The teachers are very knowledgeable. They really care about their students and that's the reason they stay at the school considering the how the poorly the principal treats them. One day my daughter told me that she was in the cafeteria getting "grab and go". The principal yelled at a TEACHER to get homeroom. The teacher held up her ID and said, "I'm a teacher." Now that is sad that the principal doesn't know the teacher and that teacher has been at UHS for 3 years.