University High School

131 Baker's Ridge Rd,

Morgantown, WV, 26505-5121

Tel: (304)291-9270
Grades: 9-12

1,261 students

University High School serves 1,261 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the WV average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 8%.
University High School operates within the Monongalia County s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is equal to the WV state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 1261 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,261 students
University High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
University High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade University High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is more than the state average of 0.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
University High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
University High School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
1%
University High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
4%
5%
University High School Black (1990-2012)
White
91%
92%
University High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups University High School Sch Ethnicity University High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.15
University High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
45%
University High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
8%
University High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,793 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Monongalia County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
10
Number of Students Managed 11,793 3,689
Monongalia County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 79%
Monongalia County s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $123 MM $44 MM
Monongalia County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $125 MM $44 MM
Monongalia County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,930 $11,815
Monongalia County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,180 $11,723
Monongalia County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Morgantown High School (4.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Suncrest Middle School (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Easton Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Morgantown Easton Elementary School
    2901 Point Marion Rd
    Morgantown , WV , 26505
    (304)291-9228
    2.4  mi  |  253  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Morgantown North Elementary School
    825 Chestnut Ridge Rd
    Morgantown , WV , 26505
    (304)291-9280
    2.8  mi  |  741  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Morgantown Suncrest Primary
    523 Junior Ave
    Morgantown , WV , 26505
    (304)291-9347
    3.6  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Morgantown Cheat Lake Elementary School
    154 Crosby Rd
    Morgantown , WV , 26505
    (304)594-2772
    3.6  mi  |  804  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Morgantown Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Suncrest Middle School
    360 Baldwin St
    Morgantown , WV , 26505
    (304)291-9335
    3.7  mi  |  498  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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