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9-12
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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 2,023
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11800 Texas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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(310) 914-3500
(310) 478-6535
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October 02, 2014
This school is a hidden jewel. It has a culture that draws both students and parents in and offers them high academic standards, a warm environment and general as well as specific excellence that promotes well rounded human beings. The students are well prepared and no matter where they started, they end up at the top. Often schools have students who are already highly prepared when they enter high school and even though their faculty may be well prepared, they really don't have to show any great skills to push these students through. Other schools are the opposite and have real challenges for preparing students so teachers are fighting an uphill battle. At Uni there is a rich variety of academic levels, cultures, and socio-economic levels and the teacher are fabulous at using this to prepare all of the students. No matter where they come from and no matter where they start, the students journey hand in hand sharing academic rigor (AP and Honors classes), their cultures and their experiences on their way to college. Colleges like Harvard, Columbia, Darthmout, UC Berkley, UCLA, USC, ASU, Univ of Michigan, San Francisco State, CSUN, San Jose State and more!!! GREAT SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
University High School is the best school.. you will see students coming from totally different countries coming to this school. Everyone in the school is very nice, warm and most welcoming.. This staff and administration is great.. You will feel very safe in this school.. All the AP teachers are very devoted to the students... I have been going to uni for almost 3 years and i think IT IS THE BEST SCHOOL! :)

- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2013
The students and staff are warm, welcoming, and willing to work. There is a clear sense of school pride and I feel lucky to be a part of the supportive staff. The school also has myriad programs for kids centered around all types of interests- biking, food, athletics, peer mediation, GSA, drumline, etc. If I were half my age, I'd want to go there!

- submitted by a teacher
June 25, 2013
I am a current senior at University High School and can say that I do not regret coming here at all. I have achieved a 4.3 GPA since being here and have had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of AP courses to enrich my education. The teachers are fantastic and there are an abundant amount of opportunities for kids to pursue their passion, from varsity sports and music to over thirty different clubs. Kids who work hard here go to top schools such as Harvard, Yale, JHU, UCLA, and UC Berkeley so going to Uni is a great option for kids who want to excel in academics.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2013
I am a current student at University High School. My current GPA is 3.8. I can honestly say this school is the worst experience of my life. I have been at University High School for just one year and myself and near all the students feel that transferring is the best option for us. I admit the sports and Uni is nice as well as the campus, but the teachers lack the ability to actually teach and the administrators simply dont care. This school is not a good choice and I highly advise against going. -Current Student

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2012
Uni is quite possibly THE greatest school in all of LAUSD. The culture and the diversity is amazing. The students are all hard working, motivated, and all in all, simply wonderful. The teachers are all amazing and super understanding.They provide a safe campus for all and try their best to help every student reach their full potential. At Uni, you create bonds with people you never thought you'd befriend. Walking into the school, you might be alarmed at how big the school is. But once you're there for a couple of days, you become engaged in the greatness of the school. It offers challenging courses for students who want to achieve a higher education, and the majority of the school goes on to major universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Brown, all UC's and more. There are so many extracurriculars for students to get involved in. It's a very open minded school and everyone accepts everyone. It is the typical American high school, but not your average one. I can gladly say that in my 4 years at Uni High, not once did I complain about going to school. I guarantee you will love this school more than anything and you'll never want to leave because of the life long friends you will make

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2012
UNI is without a doubt the gem of the westside public schools. It offers a comprehensive academic program, with academic, extracurricular, and athletic programs available for all types of students. Our School for Advanced Studies and AVID College Prep programs are hugely successful. Our faculty is a nice blend of veteran educators and younger teachers who regularly stay beyond traditional school hours to meet the needs of our student population. We serve approximately 2,000 ethnically diverse students from all neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Because of our park like campus grounds, UNI is regularly featured in numerous television series, commercials, music videos, and major motion pictures. We are widely known to be the safest campus in LAUSD. In addition, our athletics programs are top notch. We have a state-of the-art brand new indoor gymnasium, and outdoor PE complex. Currently, the Westside YMCA is constructing a joint use facility on our property for student, faculty, and community usage. One visit to our campus and you'll be sold.

- submitted by a teacher
December 29, 2011
An incredible shhool with a beautiful campus and nice students. SAS program is an great opportunity to get ahead. You will not regret going here!

- submitted by a community member
July 05, 2011
University High is a transcendent high school, I would not trade it for any other. MOST of the teachers are great! The work is challenging and there is no slacking allowed. I would prefer the SAS/ Honors program if attending. Take as many AP classes as you can.. The teachers that teach the courses are great! I am going into the 11th grade and I cannot wait for the 2 years I will spend there.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2010
This is a great school!!! Great students, and teacher are amazing! Uni is going straight up the ladder with improvements every year.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
I attended University High School some years ago, and have since graduated from an accredited university. The teachers at Uni are absolutely amazing, they really prepared me for college. Their SAS program is terrific as well. I take off two stars because I would probably not send my children here, unless the entire administration (principal, dean, etc.) are replaced. They have very little understanding of leadership and respect for the student body. The best teachers/the worst administration!

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 07, 2009
Quite frankly, there are many quality teachers in this school. The new principal is clearly steering students and staff in a new direction that not only leads to success with testing but with learning in post-secondary institutions.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2009
Come visit us! I've been teaching at Uni for six years. Test scores are one thing but going into the classrooms for visits is another. I encourage all parents and community members to come to Uni and see the rigorous instruction that occurs - every day. Unless you've see a teacher in action, you don't know much about a school. Best of luck in finding the right match for you and your family!

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October 22, 2008
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August 06, 2008
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June 28, 2008
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June 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
The SAS program, or honor classes at this school is very diverse and challenging. Not only are the classes fulfilling, my daughter says that the students at this school are very accepting and there's a lot of healthful competition between the rival school, Palisades HS.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
Not only does Univeristy HS offer a variety of challenging honor (SAS program) and AP classes, my daughter (freshman) is involved in several clubs and sport teams offered at this school. I highly recommend the SAS program at this school because the students there are very diverse and there's a lot of competition between the rival school, Palisades HS.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
As a student at University HS, I really find the experience here at Uni to be enriching; all the teachers and students are very accepting and friendly. I'm in SAS so the classes are more rigorous and the teachers push you a lot. Plus, it's a really safe school, we barely have any fights here, probably because it's a really diverse school.

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June 05, 2008
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March 27, 2008
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September 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
University High School has a very unique history, with several graduates returning to teach, and many teachers pursuing their education to achieve a masters degrees or higher says a lot about the quality staff at University High School. Students have many opportunities for leadership. The diversity of clubs and extra curricular activities that students can take part in give students balance. Coaches here understand that need and work with students so they can do all the things that they are interested in. Students want to feel safe as much as the administration wants to keep the school safe, so they work together to try to handle confrontations before they get out of hand. An example of this is the peer mediation class that teaches students how to help other students with their personal issues. Parent involvement is getting better. The school website and teacher emails should help facilitate better communication.

- submitted by a teacher
June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
October 03, 2006
I'M NOT A PARENT- FORMER STUDENT: When I attended University High School, I felt the school was a very good one. Other than that, and the fact that we aren't that great in sports, University fairs well amongst Senior High Schools in the region. I graduated and am currently in college...I made it! and I have a 3.6 GPA as of today. There were some great teachers there...and some I would say had no business teaching there.

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
The school location is great, kind of hidden away. The academics are good but I was a little disappointed when my daughter couldn't get the help she needed when she struggled with geometry. Its a shame the test scores went down which made the school ineligible to receive incoming bussed students. The college prep AVID program is fantastic. I wish they had AVID when I was in high school. As for the social atmosphere, my daughter's number of friends was somewhat limited because she wasn't a nerd, or into goth/punk-rock, gangs or being fake. She couldn't wait for the school year to be over so she could transfer to another school. But overall, it was a good learning experience for her.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
My senior is well-prepared for college. I believe the theater arts department is one of the best in the district, if not the best! The amount of support provided to parents for students who need more help is lacking. There is very little communication between teachers and parents, which is the key to student success!

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May 03, 2006
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April 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
Very big school. very prestigous and mixed population and is very well known. I rate it a 19 out of 20.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2005
Academics are good, all los angeles district schools are overcrowded. My son had some pretty good teachers. Basketball team is not that great, need help.

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August 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 27, 2005
I believe this school is a very good one. The area is great and I used to go there. The educaton is very intense. One of the things I liked about it was the copernican schedule they had, where the classes where an hour and a half long but you could really learn about any given course then the fact that you could be out by 1:30 p.m. and head to work was even better. The staff is very friendly. The school was always clean. The teachers have alot to offer. A teacher that retired was one of my favorites, Mr. Arnold Rubinoff who was back then in charge of the photography class great teaching material! This school will always hold my high regards.

- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2005
This is a great school. I loved it!

- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2005
This is an okay school. The est scores have gone done from the previous years. The level of parent inviolvement is low also.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
Excellent school, diverse backgrounds, nice side of town.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
It is an average school. Parents have to make the effort for their kids to take advantage of teacher's help. If you, as a parent, don't care, teachers won't either. That's life. Don't complain later about the school. All the kids have about the same choices coming in, and parents too. Make bad choices and you will get bad results. Work hard, push your kid, ask questions, demand appointments, set limits and it will be ok. Be 'cool and relaxed' and you will also get those results, 'BAD'.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2004
School with a great history but has become a sub par school. Too many kids bussed in, not enough neighborhood kids. Usually starts the year underenrolled so that kids who enroll late a schools that have reached capacity are diverted to uni. Has a strong older faculty especially in the AP classes but the ap program has steadily gotten worse. Administration is fair at best. Extra curricular programs are poor not well supported.

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August 31, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
Their Literacy Coach is amazing and has really galvanized the entire school. Teachers are not working in isolation so much. The old teachers are retiring, thank goodness.

- submitted by a parent
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University Senior High School
11800 Texas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90025
(310) 914-3500
Last modified University Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
University Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top