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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
University High School is a top rated, public, alternative school located in Normal, IL. It has 615 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

University High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1380
30 responses
Average ACT
29
248 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$55,193
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,700
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
  • Class night
    21%
  • Late start days
    15%
  • After prom
    14%
  • Mr. U-High
    13%
  • Basketball/football games
    9%
  • Theater Performances
    7%
  • Music Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
615
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,512
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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I had the best experience at U-High! I absolutely love the close knit atmosphere there! They have such a wide variety of classes to take, including a lot of AP and dual enrollment classes, along with access to the BACC program at Bloomington High school. As a freshman in college, Uhigh has not only prepared me academically, but also with responsibility and time management skills through their open campus that no other high schools in the area offer. Uhigh has lots of clubs and sports too, which gives you lots of good opportunities to meet friends. The teachers are the best there and truly care about the students. If you ever need help, they are always willing to help. Loved the fun traditions like class night and Mr. Uhigh too! This school felt like family!
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University High School has allowed me to be the person I have always wanted to be. I previously attended a junior high with no diversity and being at U-High everyone has welcomed me with open arms. Not only that but I have never felt more prepared for college. I get so many different hands on experiences with learning, different teaching styles, and more! As a freshman it can feel overwhelming attending a new school where you don't know anyone. With as many extracurriculars as U-High has it's incredibly easy to make friends. U-High is constantly sending out surveys about how they can better your high school experience or diversify it. I have never felt more welcomed and my voice is finally being heard. A big thank you to U-High for everything they have done for me.
I loved Uhigh because I felt like I was able to have a strong support system of teachers and coaches behind me pushing me to be my best and noticing and acknowledging what I exceeded. I didn't like how liberal it is and if you have a different opinion it is very easy for people to give you the cold shoulder. Teachers wouldn't but a lot of students were very liberal and would get mad at you if you offered another opinion respectfully. They might thing they were being good listeners, but then they would have to have the last word about why they were right and you were wrong. However, my experience when I ignored politics was a really positive experience.