University High School (Tolleson)

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University High School
9419 W. Van Buren St.

United States
Coordinates33°26′53″N 112°15′50″W / 33.448°N 112.264°W / 33.448; -112.264Coordinates: 33°26′53″N 112°15′50″W / 33.448°N 112.264°W / 33.448; -112.264

TypePublic (magnet) secondary
OversightTolleson Union High School District
PrincipalSusan Thompson (current) Courtney Stevens (former)
Staff17.40 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment477 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio28.91[1]
Color(s)Dark Green and Gold

University High School (UHS) is an American public college preparatory high school located in the Tolleson Union High School District in Arizona. The UHS mission statement is "harnessing the power of dreams". The school mascot is a lighthouse, and the colors that represent it are green and gold.

History[edit | edit source]

University High School opened in 2006. It was founded by Dr. Dean and three co-founders. It is a shared campus with Tolleson Union High School, established in 1927. It is currently ranked #6 in Arizona according to US News in 2016, and is ranked #36 in America according to US News.[2]

Curriculum[edit | edit source]

All of the students at University High School take AP classes every year. The schedule of classes are all AP/advanced except for electives, which can be taken with Tolleson, or West-Mec. Advisory days are every Tuesday. The list of AP classes available include:

  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP World History
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP US History
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Biology
  • AP Statistics
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Physics
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture (co-taken with Tolleson)
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture (co-taken with Tolleson)
  • AP Psychology (co-taken with Tolleson)
  • AP Computer Science Principles

Admission[edit | edit source]

Students that wish to attend can apply during 8th grade, after 9th/10th grade, or (special cases ONLY) 11th grade.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "University High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 29, 2019. 
  2. "University High School- Overview". US News. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 

US News 2015

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