131 Baker's Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
University High School serves 1,336 students in grades 9-12.
University High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 11% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

University High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

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School Overview

University High School's student population of 1,336 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,336 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
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School Rankings

University High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 638 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of University High School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#143 out of 638 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
59%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
90%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,336 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in WV)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.19

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