University City High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Diego Unified
Type Public
 Phone (858)457-3040
 Location 6949 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA 92122
Charter School No

University City High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 44th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The University City High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific17.1%301
Native American Indian0.3%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%6
Two or more races6.2%109

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 25.6%

27.3% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, University City High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 326th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
9 out of 10

Students at University City High scored an average 72% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 6.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*85% to 89%*
Boys55% to 59%*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander65% to 69%*90% to 94%*
Black21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic35% to 39%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*80% or more*
White75% to 79%*95% or more*
With Disabilites20% or less*40% to 59%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for University City High students in 2016 was 1137.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
9 out of 10

580 out of 881 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (66%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 7% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

University City High offers 15 AP courses. 37 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 90% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. University City High had 509 taking AP exams with a 372 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 75% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 73% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 37% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 34%
AP Courses Offered 15

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.3%22
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students1.3%22

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.2%73
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.7%47


University City High
6949 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, CA

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San Diego Unified
San Diego, CA