A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
565 W. 11th St.
Upland, CA 91786
Telephone
(909) 949-7880
Website

Upland 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
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1120
298 responses
Average ACT
26
61 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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 172 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    22%
  • Sport events
    20%
  • Comedy Sportz
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Lunchtime activites
    8%
  • Choir performances
    8%
  • Lip Sync Show
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,456
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,907
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.88 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.88 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.88 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,521/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.92 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses

Upland High School Reviews

533 reviews
All Categories
Overall, I had a good experience here. Most of the teachers cared for their students and I only had a few that were overly tough or unreasonable. I felt very safe on the campus especially because of the surrounding gates. The people who work in the office are all friendly and will help you with anything you need. The counselours are always busy and its hard to find time to go and speak to them, but my counselor was always friendly during the mandatory sessions. The campus itself is large and well kept, so it was always a nice experience walking around the campus. We have a great football team and some very talented athletes at this school!
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Growing up in the area, I knew a lot of people at UHS so the 4,000 student population actually felt comfortable to me. As parents may be concerned, there was really little to no bullying that I was ever aware of. There were tons of clubs to get involved with: CSF, Key Club, FCA, chess, robotics. Not to mention the great football team and numerous other sports including water polo, track & field, baseball, softball, tennis, etc. The marching band was stellar and they actually won nationals in my graduating year (2014/15). There are also a lot of AP classes offered at UHS, with amazing teachers behind them. I would highly recommend taking AP history classes, as those were my favorite. It's one of the best AP programs offered in the area and the student community within the classes is tight-knit.
Everyday I enjoyed walking into a positive environment but despite this, there was an eagerness to study. Studying is two complex ways that define a student. One of them being memorization and the other actually retaining the information you studied beyond the test. At Upland High School, our teachers told us many times to study for the test. Teachers did not tell their students to study and actually learn so we could do well but just to focus on the test. This led to loss information and took a while for myself to change my habits of studying. The best thing of this all was that some teachers did show students like myself how to study. In summer school, my governement teacher slammed multiple quizzes at us each week, forcing myself to study like no other. In geometry, the teacher made the subject so enjoyable that I wanted to learn. If more teachers could teach motivation and the proper way to study at my school, there would be higher gpas' and an increased graduate rate.