University High School

9419 W Van Buren St
Tolleson, AZ 85353
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
University High School serves 405 students in grades 9-12.
University High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Arizona 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 70-79% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-79% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

University High School's student population of 405 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
405 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

University High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of University High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#53 out of 1854 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
5%
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Asian
14%
3%
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Hispanic
64%
47%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
10%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
76%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
28%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is University High School's ranking?
University High School is ranked #53 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are University High School often compared to?
University High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Tolleson Union High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 70-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ 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 Arizona state average of 76%.
How many students attend University High School?
405 students attend University High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of University High School students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Asian, 10% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, 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 24:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
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 Tolleson Union High School District (4288).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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