University City High School

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3601 Filbert St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 387-5100

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 700

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for University City High School

University High School is a changed school. There's more support from teachers. The students look forward to classes and enjoy after school activities.

Posted by a student on 06/21/13

I used to attend University high school and it is one of the worst schools I have ever been to,and I am so happy that I do not attend there anymore.Not only is this school behind on educational standards but it's a school which makes you feel as if it's not even worth coming.First of all why should it ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/23/08

As a profesional with decades of experience, I'd have to say it doesn't get much worse than University High. A large of the problem seems to be in the inability and/or unwillingness of administration to put an end to the behavioral circus. Disrespect for teachers, property serve to devalue the importance ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 02/02/08

How bad is bad when your son is enrolled at the school, plays on the varsity team and the administrative staff has no idea of his whereabouts or even if he is a member of the student body. This school lacks professionalism and integrity. No wonder the students do what they want and the parents want nothing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/16/07

Its a shame that parents do not participate in anything. They have great new teachers this year and the school is doing their best. Parents need to stop complaining and step up.

Posted by a parent on 10/26/07

Sad how the school is being run. Grades, student behavior, and overall academic standard needs serious attention.

Posted by a other on 06/19/07

Even though most consider U-city a bad school I don't. I think it really depends on what program your child is in. My daughter is in Sem and she loves it and thrives there I have met everyone of her teachers and they are all fighting for change. the fault doesn't just lie in the teachers it lies in the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/12/06

I am a school district employee and a very concerned parent. The environment of the school is appalling. I believe this school is getting worse due to the ineffectiveness of large amount of teachers using their teaching techniques, lack of some staff members inexperience of dealing with problem situation, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/29/06

I have to admit, that this school was headed in the right direction a few years ago. But ever since they lost there old principal. this school has not been he same. The kids are NOT learning what they should. Dont get me wromg, they have LOTS of great teachers, that are doing their best to make sure ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/29/04

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Test scores for University City High School

PSSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
University City High School
Philadelphia City School District
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Philadelphia schools — University City High School is located at 3601 Filbert St, Philadelphia PA 19104. 3601 Filbert St is in the 19104 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA The school district for University City High School is the Philadelphia City School District. University City High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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