University High School in WV - Niche

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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    147 3.7
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University High School is a public coed school. It has 1,240 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 52% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 147 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

131 Baker's Ridge Rd
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 291-9270

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 147 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: those who are involved really care
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: There are many who go above and beyond, but not enough
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: The teachers my daughters have had are caring, intelligent and helpful. I went to talk to a math teacher about my daughter's schedule two days before the school year started. Mrs. Burgess, the principal, stopped me and yelled at me. I would never speak to another adult they way she talked to me. I don't know why she is allowed to stay at that school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: A visitor has to be buzzed in through a locked door which brings you into the office. If you want to go into the actual school, you have to leave your driver's license. I think its a pretty safe place. The nurse has always been available and helpful when my daughter needed her.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of clubs to join. There is usually a "Club Day" every month. The students can attend 2 clubs on that day. My daughter is in "Friends of Rachel". Her friend wanted to start a club to support to the lesbian /gay/ bisexual community. The principal made her jump through so many hoops. The principal kept putting her off and I think hoping she would give up, but she didn't. My daughter says there are so many kids in that club that they barely fit in the library. But they had to do a lot more things to start that club than any other new club. The principal is prejudice and a bully.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Morgantown High School 5 mi. 1,704
3.00 Fairmont Senior High School 19 mi. 732
2.33 East Fairmont High School 21 mi. 769
1.66 Preston High School 20 mi. 1,311
1.00 Grafton High School 25 mi. 657

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

University High School United States West Virginia East Fairmont High School Fairmont Senior High School Grafton High School Morgantown High School Preston High School
White 92.0% 51.0% 91.1% 94.0% 79.0% 98.0% 83.0% 98.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 4.7% 2.0% 16.0% 0% 7.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0.7% 0% 0% 0% 4.0% 0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 1.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.3%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 24.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 21% Melissa Farley
  • 15% Mike Roh
  • 10% The math and science department
  • 10% Athletic and Academic opportunities
  • 10% Mrs Ernstes
  • 8% Helpful teachers
  • 8% Mr. Cheeseborough
  • 5% Jennifer Ancell
  • 5% Physics classes.
  • 5% Councilors are very helpful
  • 3% Lacrosse Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 21% Principal is never doing her job or at school
  • 16% Administration makes it difficult to get answers
  • 16% Guidance office, Administration
  • 11% More Student Activity, Make students feel welcome
  • 11% More athletic support and individual/team recongni
  • 11% Need block registration
  • 5% Better ran clubs and more organization
  • 5% Overall, there isn't a bad thing about my school
  • 5% Drug and alcohol abuse

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% The teachers in the math and sciences.
  • 25% The outstanding teachers
  • 17% Smart students, good athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 27% Above average overall.
  • 27% Lively
  • 27% Phenomenal
  • 9% Divided
  • 9% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Take as many AP classes as possible.
  • 33% Get involved
  • 11% Do not take regular classes freshman year

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 8% I hate everything about this school.