University High School

421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
University High School serves 1,129 students in grades 8-12.
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 ≥80% (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 ≥80% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 1,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥80% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥80% (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 1,129 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Total Students
1,129 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 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 0.68, which is more 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
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#24 out of 1854 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥80%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥80%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
11%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
47%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
43%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
97%
76%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 #24 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Arizona.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥80% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while ≥80% 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 97%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 76%.
How many students attend University High School?
1,129 students attend University High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of University High School students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of University High School?
University High School has a student ration of 23:1, 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 8-12
What school district is University High School part of?
University High School is part of Tucson Unified District (4403) School District.

School Reviews

5   2/27/2023
Nice school w smart students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - LOLA

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 1,129 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥80% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥80% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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