6949 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA 92122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
University City High School serves 1,742 students in grades 9-12.
University City High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,742 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

University City High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

University City High School's student population of 1,742 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,742 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
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School Rankings

University City High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of University City High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1861 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
15%
12%
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Hispanic
38%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
35%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of School
June 14, 2023 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,742 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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