University High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
College Readiness Index
Academic Performance Index
Student/Teacher Ratio
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 480 Students
  • 20 Teachers

University High School
FRESNO, CA 93740

Phone: (559) 278-8263

District: Fresno Unified School District


University High School offers a unique curriculum that includes courses such as zoology, Latin and musicianship. Located on the campus of California State University—Fresno, juniors and seniors enroll in classes at the university, often earning college credit in the process. Admission to University High School is selective but does use a lottery system if applications exceed availability. Applicants must have at least two years of musical experience to be considered, and every student at UHS is required to participate in a band, orchestra or choir. Extracurricular activities available at University High School range from the ecology club to forensics and soccer.

Rankings / Awards

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Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
State Rank
Charter Rank

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 480
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 46%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 8%
Full-Time Teachers 20

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP®/IB exams).

Academic Performance Index Evaluation Achieves CA goal
College Readiness Index 86.9

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School Yes
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding No


This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 17
Total Students 22,047
Academic Performance Index Evaluation Does not achieve CA goal
College Readiness (district average) 29.8

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Nearby Schools

University High School is 1 of 17 schools in the Fresno Unified School District.

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