Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – University High School – Newsweek – 19/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – University High School – Newsweek – 19/100


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University High School (UHS) is an accelerated public high school located in Tucson, Arizona. Originally known as Special Projects High School (SPHS), University High School is in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). The mission statement of UHS identifies it as “a special function high school which serves students who are academically focused and intellectually gifted and provides curriculum and social support not offered in the comprehensive high school."

Honors as a preparatory school

In May 2012, US News and World Report identified UHS as one of “America’s best high schools- Gold Medal list".[2] In 2012, US News and World Report ranked UHS at 4 among public high schools as well as earning a gold medal in achievement according to US News’ ranking system.[3] In May 2006, Newsweek named UHS as one of “The Public Elites," schools that, “NEWSWEEK excluded…from the list of Best High Schools because so many of their students score well above average on the SAT and ACT."[4] On January 30th, 2013 Jonathan Rothschild the mayor of Tucson, Arizona declared said day to be University High School Day. In 2005, it was honored as a Blue Ribbon school.[5]

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City: Tucson
State: AZ
School Classification: O
GRAD RATE(%): 100
AP/IB TESTS: 1.6
COLLEGE BOUND(%): 100
AVG SAT: 1896
AVG ACT: 29
SUBS LUNCH(%): 13
AVG AP SCORE: 3.8
NEWSWEEK SCORE: 3.94