University High School

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421 N Arcadia Ave

Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 232-5900

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,044

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

41 Parent Reviews for University High School

Lots of homework, but it's a great education and a great experience. I came from a small school and I'm finding that not only am I learning a lot about academics, but I am also learning about going to a larger school like UHS.

Posted by a student on 09/28/14

In my opinion UHS is a great school. Like my middle school, it is challenging, but the difference is that most of the teachers actually care about the individual student and not just their grades and test scores. Of course, there are some bad teachers in the faculty, but the majority of the faculty is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/26/14

University High School has plenty of resources that a student can go to to get help. As a student I know because I find myself using these resources whenever it i getting hard to keep up. For example if you are struggling on any level in math you can always go to math tutoring on mondays tuesdays and ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/13/13

As a parent of a Sophomore,I need to say this school is a role model school for whole US for being in Top 50 nationwide high schools. 100% students population is bound to college every year with drop rate 0%. last year scholaships tottled at 31 millions. excellent, very well experienced teachers, AP ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/02/13

I am impressed with the way University High School (Tucson), keeps approximately 73% of it's student body population throughout the four years. To begin with 245 students, and end up with 178 graduating students (see above) is great. However, some schools, like Basis-Tucson, keep only 35% of it's population; ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/26/13

My daughter just started August 2nd and I am already very impressed. She has attended both private and charter schools and never been challenged like she is here, and it is just the first week. The parents get homework too. Every teacher sent home a class syllabus(including drama) with very clear ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/07/12

Excellent school with great teachers and students. Good balance with a difficult curriculum, but not overworked to allow time for extra-curricular activities.

Posted by a student on 06/27/12

I have just attended my child's graduatioon from this school. After the ceremony I asked every graduate I knew if it was worth it, and without exception the answer was a resounding "YES". It IS competitive, and it takes hard work, but I feel it is likely the best education in a city where education ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/28/11

I am a student and I have to say that this school is an amazing idea that was poorly executed. Gifted students DO need a place to go, and this school works for that, however academically they don't care about what you want. Just because we are gifted doesn't mean we want to be forced into several AP ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/27/11

As a student at UHS I found only one good teacher. The other teachers were some what rude. The students (with only a few exceptions) are also rude and think they are better than everyone else. The curriculum is challenging but I found that I got a good, if not better education at the school I switched ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/28/10

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Test scores for University High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
University High School
Tucson Unified District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Tucson schools — University High School is located at 421 N Arcadia Ave, Tucson AZ 85711. 421 N Arcadia Ave is in the 85711 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for University High School is the Tucson Unified District. University High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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