University High

Public, Magnet 8-12

 2450 Cougar Way
       Orlando, FL  32817-3500


(407) 482-8700

District: Orange

SchoolDigger Rank:
312th of 774 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,070 Help

Feeder schools for University High:

Elementary:    Andover Elementary
    Cypress Springs Elementary
    Lawton Chiles Elementary
    Riverdale Elementary
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Middle:    Legacy Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.4
Number of students:  2,575

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.9%
White:
20.0%
African American:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44%

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Compare Details University High ranks better than 59.7% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 11th among 34 ranked high schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.9%), White (20%), African American (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at University High is 21.4. 29 high schools in the Orange School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at University High is $8,070, which is the 22nd highest among 34 high schools in the Orange School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

University High:

SchoolDigger ranks University High 312th of 774 Florida public high schools. (See University High in the ranking list.)

Orange:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange 34th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for University High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.87 207th 484 57.2%
2005 62.80 185th 487 62.0%
2006 52.11 240th 477 49.7%
2007 67.36 172nd 563 69.4%
2008 63.45 212th 577 63.3%
2009 63.49 221st 587 62.4%
2010 66.58 201st 620 67.6%
2011 66.28 207th 622 66.7%
2012 41.84 313th 606 48.3%
2013 52.63 262nd 648 59.6%
2014 60.18 225th 687 67.2%
2016 42.08 355th 693 48.8%
2017 47.23 307th 714 57.0%
2018 51.64 263rd 716 63.3%
2019 51.28 276th 734 62.4%
2021 52.99 246th 746 67.0%
2022 47.88 312th 774 59.7%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, May 1, 2017

Open Quote UHS has an exceptional Magnet Program for IB and Global Technologies. It also has an outstanding performing arts department. My daughter is graduating this year (2017) from the IB Magnet program. University gave her the opportunity to excel academically and be accepted into a top 10 college in the United States. Close Quote



Enrollment information for University High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 1442 47 65 320 4 n/a n/a 0 1878
1992 1555 58 86 432 11 n/a n/a 0 2142
1993 1696 67 114 514 7 n/a n/a 0 2398
1994 1771 91 133 568 9 n/a n/a 0 2572
1995 2051 154 144 746 6 n/a n/a 0 3101
1996 2051 154 144 746 6 n/a n/a 0 3101
1997 2193 187 171 832 8 n/a n/a 0 3391
1998 2311 227 169 949 4 n/a n/a 0 3660
1999 2259 256 194 1100 5 n/a n/a 0 3814
2000 2516 325 196 1195 3 n/a n/a 0 4235
2001 2659 421 234 1401 6 n/a n/a 0 4721
2002 1519 309 243 1333 7 n/a n/a 0 3411
2003 1519 309 243 1333 7 n/a n/a 0 3411
2004 1465 284 257 1361 8 n/a n/a 0 3375
2005 1379 329 251 1485 6 n/a n/a 0 3450
2006 1391 372 252 1586 9 n/a n/a 0 3610
2007 1259 388 240 1643 9 n/a n/a 50 3589
2008 1238 400 228 1644 15 n/a n/a 64 3589
2009 1203 387 224 1550 16 n/a n/a 74 3454
2010 945 306 209 1293 18 n/a n/a 60 2831
2011 827 317 211 1317 16 3 59 0 2750
2012 799 317 229 1353 13 5 54 0 2770
2013 829 334 229 1500 16 4 77 0 2989
2014 798 311 233 1596 17 2 83 0 3040
2015 815 362 211 1619 16 3 85 0 3111
2016 733 379 207 1681 12 3 84 0 3099
2017 678 368 214 1620 12 3 80 0 2975
2018 657 356 223 1599 8 2 86 0 2931
2019 584 332 221 1619 9 4 70 0 2839
2020 559 316 244 1539 8 10 72 0 2748
2021 477 299 230 1467 8 10 71 0 2562
2022 516 297 239 1440 9 10 64 0 2575

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at University High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 1878 112.0 16.7 11.9
1992 2142 113.0 18.9 0.1
1993 2398 105.0 22.8 0.6
1994 2572 115.0 22.4 11.5
1995 3101 133.0 23.3 15.8
1996 3101 133.0 23.3 15.8
1997 3391 149.0 22.8 15.3
1998 3660 189.0 19.4 13.1
1999 3814 188.0 20.3 27.3
2000 4235 205.0 20.7 28.2
2001 4721 220.0 21.5 28.4
2002 3411 171.0 19.9 24.8
2003 3411 171.0 19.9 24.8
2004 3375 174.0 19.4 25.6
2005 3450 174.0 19.8 40.1
2006 3610 180.0 20.1 33.6
2007 3589 185.0 19.4 33.3
2008 3589 191.5 18.7 30.1
2009 3454 169.8 20.8 34.1
2010 2831 129.5 21.8 38.5
2011 2750 127.0 21.6 42.9
2012 2770 130.0 21.3 45.1
2013 2989 132.0 22.6 55.3
2014 3040 138.0 22.0 55.8
2015 3111 141.0 22.0 57.1
2016 3099 149.0 20.7 59.3
2017 2975 138.0 21.5 59.7
2018 2931 149.0 19.6 56.1
2019 2839 142.0 19.9 59.8
2020 2748 136.0 20.2 62.8
2021 2562 125.0 20.4 n/a
2022 2575 120.0 21.4 44

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio University High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 1878 112.0 16.7 11.9
1992 2142 113.0 18.9 0.1
1993 2398 105.0 22.8 0.6
1994 2572 115.0 22.4 11.5
1995 3101 133.0 23.3 15.8
1996 3101 133.0 23.3 15.8
1997 3391 149.0 22.8 15.3
1998 3660 189.0 19.4 13.1
1999 3814 188.0 20.3 27.3
2000 4235 205.0 20.7 28.2
2001 4721 220.0 21.5 28.4
2002 3411 171.0 19.9 24.8
2003 3411 171.0 19.9 24.8
2004 3375 174.0 19.4 25.6
2005 3450 174.0 19.8 40.1
2006 3610 180.0 20.1 33.6
2007 3589 185.0 19.4 33.3
2008 3589 191.5 18.7 30.1
2009 3454 169.8 20.8 34.1
2010 2831 129.5 21.8 38.5
2011 2750 127.0 21.6 42.9
2012 2770 130.0 21.3 45.1
2013 2989 132.0 22.6 55.3
2014 3040 138.0 22.0 55.8
2015 3111 141.0 22.0 57.1
2016 3099 149.0 20.7 59.3
2017 2975 138.0 21.5 59.7
2018 2931 149.0 19.6 56.1
2019 2839 142.0 19.9 59.8
2020 2748 136.0 20.2 62.8
2021 2562 125.0 20.4 n/a
2022 2575 120.0 21.4 44

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for University High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $310 (4.0%) $7,474 (96.0%) $7,784
2019 $237 (3.0%) $7,733 (97.0%) $7,970
2020 $270 (3.2%) $8,126 (96.8%) $8,396
2021 $644 (8.0%) $7,426 (92.0%) $8,070

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on University High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 276th of 734 High schoolsRanks 312th of 774 High schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (University High)5247
 5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5250
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (University High)5348
 5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Orange)5046
 4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (University High)6659
 7%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Orange)6861
 7%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6761
 6%
End of Course US History (University High)8579
 6%
   End of Course US History (Orange)7068
 2%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7065
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (University High)2923
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Orange)6351
 12%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (University High)4540
 5%
   End of Course Geometry (Orange)5344
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students28392562
 9.8%
African American332299
 9.9%
American Indian98
 11.1%
Asian221230
 4.1%
Hispanic16191467
 9.4%
Pacific Islander410
 150%
White584477
 18.3%
Two or More Races7071
 1.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about University High

Students at University High are 56% Hispanic, 20% White, 12% African American, 9% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

University High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Andover Elementary
Elementary : Cypress Springs Elementary
Elementary : Lawton Chiles Elementary
Elementary : Riverdale Elementary
Elementary : Union Park Elementary
Middle : Legacy Middle

University High ranks 312th of 774 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 2,575 students attended University High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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