University High School serves 1,708 students in grades 9-12.
University High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,708 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
- Minority Enrollment: 63%
- Graduation Rate: 95% (Top 30% in CA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 5%
- Math Proficiency: 86% (Top 5%)
- Reading Proficiency: 84% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
University High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
University High School's student population of 1,708 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
University High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of University High School is 0.67, 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
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#69 out of 3649 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is University High School's ranking?
University High School is ranked #69 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
86% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of University High School?
The graduation rate of University High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 85%.
How many students attend University High School?
1,708 students attend University High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of University High School students are Asian, 37% of students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of University High School?
University High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does University High School offer ?
University High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is University High School part of?
University High School is part of Irvine Unified School District.
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