University High School

2450 Cougar Way
Orlando, FL 32817
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 2,575 students in grades 8-12, University High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 2,575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : 96% (Top 10% in FL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

University High School's student population of 2,575 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Total Students
2,575 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

University High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of University High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (FL)
#2500 out of 3704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of University High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
34%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of University High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
48%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of University High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
61%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of University High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of University High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in University High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
56%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in University High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
12%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in University High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
20%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in University High School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in University High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in University High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Florida.
0.63
This chart displays the diversity score of University High School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
96%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of University High School and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in University High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in University High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is University High School's ranking?
University High School is ranked #2500 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are University High School often compared to?
University High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Colonial High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
What is the graduation rate of University High School?
The graduation rate of University High School is 96%, which is higher than the Florida state average of 87%.
How many students attend University High School?
2,575 students attend University High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of University High School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are White, 12% of students are Black, 9% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of University High School?
University High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does University High School offer ?
University High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12
What school district is University High School part of?
University High School is part of Orange School District.

School Calendar

View the University High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School
August 12, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Presidents' Day/Teacher Non-Work Day Schools Closed/District Offices Open
February 17, 2025 (Monday)
Spring Break Schools Closed/District Offices Open
March 17, 2025 (Monday)
End of Fourth Marking Period/ Last Day of School
May 28, 2025 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

5   2/26/2018
Awesome school
- Posted by Parent - Shyam S

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 2,575 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : 96% (Top 10%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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