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University High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,527
Best High School in California
#25
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Irvine Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)936-7600
 Location 4771 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Charter School No

University 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 25th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The University High student body is mainly Asian Pacific with a significant White population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White34.3%868
Black2.5%62
Hispanic7.7%195
Asian Pacific51%1,289
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%8
Two or more races3.9%98

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 9.8%

12.3% 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 High students are largely wealthy and rank 124th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman676
Sophomore593
Junior610
Senior648
Total2,527

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 83rd in California

Students at University High scored an average 71% 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 7.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
Boys65% to 69%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 84%*80% to 84%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic30% to 39%*60% to 69%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
White55% to 59%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilites21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Limited English40% to 44%*25% to 29%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1326

The average SAT score for University High students in 2016 was 1326.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 40th in California

913 out of 1,258 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (73%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 25% and in the top 4% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 20th in California

University High offers 21 AP courses. 38 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. University High had 829 taking AP exams with a 789 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 95% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 38% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 33%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%10
Boys0.6%8
Girls0.2%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.9%23
Boys1%13
Girls0.8%10

Location

University High
4771 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA
92612
(949)936-7600

10 out of 10 1

District

Irvine Unified
Irvine, CA