University High School

  • University High School serves 567 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 12% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • University High School's student population of 567 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • University High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of University High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1927 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
82%
16%
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White
1%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.300.43
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Graduation Rate90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I would reccomend this school to students who want to go to a good college rather than science or technology's outdated college entrance teams. This is one of the last magnet high schools in the state of New Jersey. So I recomend it. It has the Arts such as chorus and band. It also has a good social atmosphere which is always beneficial for girls and boys (Rating... Girls:Good... Boys:Nice). Parent involvement: Low. However it is able to be changed. It has a good reward system for making honor roll and perfect attendance. Lacks football, soccer, hockey,tennis, wrestling, swimming, rugby, squash, bowling, and lacrose. They have basketball and Mens and womans track and feild (rating: alright). They also have a variety of clubs but it is centered around the humanities such as debate or chess which is the schools focus. It also has a french and spanish club and offers the languages. The school is headed in the right direction but it will be a lot better with a new school building. Hopefully it will come soon. Otherwise the school is decent for those who play sports it is still a fine school that will lead you to a good future and will not hold your hand. You sould come to this school if you want to be a credit to the school insted of vice versa. Thank you for reading. And good luck!
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5  
University High School has the best academic programs i have seen in a school. Not to mention that their sports teams all have at least a 2.3 gpa rule that all of their student must adheree to. From personal experience i can tell you that Mr. Leon does everything he can it get parents involved with the school. University is definitely a excellent school on all parts.
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