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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Urbana High School is an above average, public school located in Urbana, IL. It has 1,210 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Urbana High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1140
117 responses
Average ACT
26
83 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$37,102
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$838
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$155,000
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
  • Homecoming week
    25%
  • CLub Activities
    10%
  • It has many after school programs
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Sporting Events
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,210
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,622/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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There are many kind and caring people at Urbana. It is easy to make friends, even with the teachers. Mental health is an important thing to everyone and the school does a well job of providing resources to people who need them. We are all online right now, but my teachers are doing a very well job connecting with us. Yet, my teachers do not do a good job of enforcing disciplinary action. Fights are happening constantly and when they do, action is not taken quick enough. I once had to clean off blood from my binder, chair, and desk because unfortunately two of my peers decided to fight right behind me. Most students don't see the teachers as a higher authority. Hence, they can't control their pupils. Another quite unpleasant thing about the school is the cleanliness, or lack there of. The bathroom, gym, and hallways are filthy. Overall, I have had pretty decent experience at Urbana, setting aside all the fights and odors, I've made many friends that I think will last a lifetime.
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There is a really good community at UHS, especially in the preforming arts social circles. Being in marching band is one of the best parts of my school experience there. Everyone is so welcoming and inclusive. Though the homework can be stressful sometimes the community and the friends you make there make things easier. They offer a lot of AP classes and have good teachers who care about their students futures. They offer some college course though it would be nice if they offered more. All in all it’s a pretty good school and the community is really great.
I do like Urbana High school. It’s has quite a bit of cliques but not too bad and you’ll find someone. You have a really broad choice of classes you can take. We have really good teachers and also really bad teachers. The higher English classes are pretty stressful and almost have nothing to do with learning English it seems, more social studies based. Which isn’t bad just wish it had a little bit more English involved. The school is overall pretty average. Just keep to yourself and try not to pick“battles” you have no business being in. Drama is pretty rampant but that’s in all high schools.