University High School
University High School serves 1,817 students in grades 9-12.
University High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).
University High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
University High School's student population of 1,817 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
University High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of University High School is 0.31, 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 Data
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#636 out of 2052 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education
Would be the best school in the valley if they could muster up more school spirit out of the kids and teachers. Turnout to all events was usually bad, they didn''t put a whole lot of effort into them.
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