University High School

  • University High School serves 1,735 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • University High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • University High School's student population of 1,735 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,735 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of University High School
Total Classroom Teachers114 teachers
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School Comparison

  • University High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of University High School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank#5362 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
73%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in University High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
21%
13%
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White
5%
28%
This chart display the percentage of White students in University High School and the percentage of White public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.64
This chart display the diversity score of University High School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display 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 Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaco Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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This School Has poor Education and the teachers are nothing but rude students have no self respect and are disrespectful i am a student at the school and i hate it kids are rude and loud and have NO Home training techers act like they just dont care and i hope the school gets shut down
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