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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
University High School of Science and Engineering is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Hartford, CT. It has 431 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
351 Mark Twain Drive
Hartford, CT 06112
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University High School of Science and Engineering Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
139 responses
Average ACT
28
22 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$58,108
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,055
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Snow Ball
    33%
  • Honor Roll ceremony.
    24%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Pep rally
    10%
  • School elections
    10%
  • Home coming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
431
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$24,450/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Teachers and faculty support students to do their best and challenge them to prepare them for future success. They give students who are determined the skills they need to go to college and be a well rounded person. The small school allows for a close community to support one another. For those who are gifted these students are able to take college courses at the University of Hartford which is a short walk up the sidewalk onto the university campus. There high school students are able to take one or two college courses to really experience and prepare themselves for college. The majority of students who graduate from UHSSE apply, are accepted, and go to college; especially 4 year programs.
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University High School of Science and Engineering is a very diverse school that provides students with experiences that they may not attain in a public school. The ability for students to take courses at the University of Hartford while enrolled in UHSSE is a key aspect in making this school as great as it is. Students generally earn enough credits at Uhart to graduate college early. The school is filled with students of different races, religions, and class, giving them the opportunity to become cultured and comfortable with everyone.
University High School of Science and Engineering is an amazing school to explore STEM. The teachers are very engaged with their students and encourage them to explore creative learning opportunities outside the classroom. Many students get the opportunity to take classes at the University of Hartford at no cost. University of Connecticut and University of New Haven courses are also taught at the school. Most students will graduate high school having already taken 25+ college credits. Some even graduate with over 60 credits.