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University High School is a public school. It has 1,261 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 54% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 139 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 139 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: Our school is very new, so all of the resources and facilities are very state-of-the-art. Some of the technologies include: Smartboards, laptops, computer labs, iPads, etc. Our schools offers many parent conferences to allow the parents to be aware of how their children are doing in school. Many college prep courses are offered and are taught by some very great teachers. There are Advanced Placement courses offered in every subject so that students with different interests will all get a chance to enhance their education.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Academics: Our guidance counselors make the scheduling process very easy. They are there to answer any questions we have and help our choose the right classes based on each individual's academic abilities. Our school has recognized many AP Scholars and National Merit Scholars. Our school offers after-school math tutoring for anyone at the school who needs it. This is a great program that is run by the Mu Alpha Theta organization.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Students at my school go out of their way to involve as many students as they can in different clubs and organizations. We all challenge each other to strive for success. Community service is required in almost every club we have, and it feels great to give back to our community throughout the year. I never feel pressured to do anything I don't want to do.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I feel very safe at school. My school does not tolerate bullying or violence, and punishment is put into action if those things occur. They take many security measures regarding different situations and make all the other students and I feel very safe and secure. We have a resource officer at school that assists with any possible issues that may arise.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Overall, my experience at University High School has been great. It has given me the opportunity to branch out and achieve things I never thought I could. I have the ability to take AP classes that are offered by the best teachers. I have been provided with club competitions with FBLA and have competed at the state and national level. This has given me many learning opportunities as well as fun experiences. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely chose University High School It has prepared me for college thanks to the guidance counselors, teachers, and administration.

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Nearby Schools

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3.66 North Elementary School Public
2.66 Trinity Christian School Private, Religious
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4.00 Suncrest Middle School Public
3.66 Cheat Lake Elementary School Public
3.66 Cheat Lake Middle School Public
3.33 Suncrest Primary School Public
Morgantown Learning Academy Private
3.66 Morgantown High School Public
3.33 Brookhaven Elementary School Public
3.66 South Middle School Public
2.66 Morgantown Christian Academy Private, Religious
Covenant Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Skyview Elementary School Public
3.33 Westwood Middle School Public
3.33 Mountainview Elementary School Public
2.00 Albert Gallatin South Middle School Public
2.00 Friendship Hill Elementary School Public
2.33 Bobtown Elementary School Public
St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School Private, Religious
2.66 Mylan Park Elementary School Public
2.00 Mapletown Junior/Senior High School Public
2.66 Ridgedale Elementary School Public
Mount Moriah Christian School Private, Religious
Perry Elementary School Public
2.00 Smithfield Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 North Elementary School 3 mi. 741
3.66 Cheat Lake Elementary School 4 mi. 804
3.66 Morgantown High School 5 mi. 1,622
3.66 South Middle School 5 mi. 694
3.33 Mountainview Elementary School 6 mi. 780

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

University High School United States Cheat Lake Elementary School Morgantown High School Mountainview Elementary School North Elementary School South Middle School
White 91.0% 51.6% 93.0% 85.0% 84.0% 66.0% 88.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 2.0% 7.0% 7.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 14.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 4.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.3%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 23.9%

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 12 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 24% Melissa Farley
  • 17% Mike Roh
  • 14% The math and science department
  • 7% Jennifer Ancell
  • 7% Athletic and Academic opportunities
  • 7% Physics classes.
  • 7% Councilors are very helpful
  • 7% Mrs Ernstes
  • 7% Mr. Cheeseborough
  • 3% Helpful teachers
  • 0% Lacrosse Program

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

  • 22% Principal is never doing her job or at school
  • 17% Administration makes it difficult to get answers
  • 17% Guidance office, Administration
  • 11% More Student Activity, Make students feel welcome
  • 11% More athletic support and individual/team recongni
  • 11% Need block registration
  • 6% Overall, there isn't a bad thing about my school
  • 6% Drug and alcohol abuse
  • 0% Better ran clubs and more organization

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% The teachers in the math and sciences.
  • 20% Smart students, good athletics
  • 20% The outstanding teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Phenomenal
  • 22% Above average overall.
  • 22% Lively
  • 11% Divided
  • 11% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Take as many AP classes as possible.
  • 38% Get involved
  • 0% Do not take regular classes freshman year

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 10% I hate everything about this school.