University High School is an all-around great school. University High School has an International Baccalaureate program and a Global Technologies (GT) magnet program, which was formerly known as Global Information and Future Technologies (GIFT). The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.The Performing Arts group have brought many of Disneys plays to their stage. The UHS PTSA is always involved in pep-rallies, sporting events and volunteering opportunities. As long as I could remember, UHS has been able to put together great basketball teams both male and female. Football, many DIVISION 1 players have come from UHS. Currently the football team are District Champions and play in the 8A division. UHS' baseball team has also fielded many D1 athletes. UHS has many programs such as Marine ROTC, SADD, KEY CLUB, FFA and many other great clubs/organizations. The University Marching Band has a long history of quality performances. The marching band has received the highest rating at the FBA Marching MPA twenty-two of the school's twenty-three years. The band also participated in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, IL. There are so many opportunities at UHS.
UHS is a wonderful school with an amazing faculty and staff. Students get just the right amount of freedom and discipline. I would not change a single thing about this school.
I am just a teenager worried about my new school. This is going to be my 3rd High School if I move with my mom, brother, and mom's boyfriend. I am living in MD right now but I don't know the area around this school but my mom's boyfriend does cause he lived in Florida before for 8 years!
yes i like the school for me please. school good! teacher good ! everything good! i like!!!
This is our first year at University. We're only there because my child is in the IB Program. We LOVE this program, the ciriculum is challenging, the Latin Teacher ROCKS! The only negative is that when you have to take an elective class you have to sit with the general population of kids who don't care, sleep, text, and talk durring class. The Principal is GREAT! I think he is an excellent communicator and considering what he has to work with, has a great outlook for his kids.
I just transferred my child into this HS and from it's rating here and being a B school I thought it would be at least better than the C school he was at. It has been less than 3 weeks and the violence, lack of supervision and teaching in the class room has me in disbelief. I think it's really sad when your child complains that the teacher's don't communicate with the class or give them any class work to do. I attempted speaking with a staff member and he was extremely rude and really didn't care about resolving the issue I called about, the other person I left a message for never even bothered to call back.
This school is good if you have an IB Student. Even with that said the stealing is out of control. My childs stuff was stolen out of the locker room along with numerous other children, and another child of mine had her stereo stolen out of her car. Ever year it seems to get a little worse, The Admin seem to ignore the problem at least in 2009.
University high school is a great school overall. Education is great , but the enviroment as a whole is not as good as it seems. There is great violence among students in this school. It is not shown but for a Student as my self it is visible.
University High School is a neighborhood high school. This school is ranked amoung the hightest schools for offering AP courses. Our children have excelled with academics while particpatiing in the IB Magnet program. They have become well rounded individuals while serving the community through many of the UHS service projects. The teachers are supportive of all students while building personal relationships with families.
University High School has the best special education program around. I have to high school special needs sons and they have done so well at University.
This is a great school. Great teachers who care about their kids, and great administrators. I have been very pleased with my child's journey through high school at this school. I wasn't surprised at all to hear that this school earned a B again after falling behind the past few years. Which is a better grade compared to the two schools closest to University (Timber Creek HS, and Colonial HS) who both earned C's.
The IB program and all of the performing arts programs at University High School are superb. Great teachers who care about the students! The kids can get a great education here.
I have been going to this school for two years now. I like the diversity and my teachers, i have only had 1 bad teacher so far. Teachers are really passionate about teaching. However, the main campus (10-12) gets dirtier,older,and uglier every minute. They should do some painting and remodeling. Note: If you are planning on attending UHS, make sure you take pre-ap courses because if you take normal courses you will be stuck with students that don't do anything and you will most likely just sit there the entire year.
I attended University High School from 2001-2004. I was in the 04 graduating class. Despite when I went to school, with alot of bad students and horrible administrators, I had a great time in school. I was part of the choir with the best choir director ever. The Performing Arts department definitely kept me going. They are motivating and encouraging to help you be all that you can. I graduated with honors and attended the University of South Florida. I'm now in college up in Michigan. If I had to do it all over again I would not pick any other school to go to. ~Stephanie Trautschold
my dauther is one of the student at the school and she been doing well and the teacher are alwayshelping her to do the best of her ,im proud of my dauther school and profesors
I have a student in GT program I find that the students are motivated and they have every opportunity for them to make the choice to excel. Teachers tutor and give of their time more than freely. English Teacher in this program is EXCELLENT! This teacher goes above and beyond getting the students ready for the real world. The administrative staff keeps you up-to-date. The staff answers emails promptly and think they are doing a great job!
My son really likes this school he is in the 9th grade this year. I like that they freshmen have their own campus to give them the opportunity to adjust to the high school environment before mixing them with the older kids.
I truly appriciate all of the teachers, administrators, and students that are involved in making University High School 'a place of higher learning'. I'm currently a cheerleader at Univeristy and I'am proud to say that I attened UHS and that I wouldn't like to go to any other school. Thanks to everyone for making it such an amazing school. This year is going to be absolutely amazing, and personally, I can't wait!!
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