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University High School

1,294 students in grades Pre-K ‐ 12

Rated: Met Standard

University High School is a school in Waco with 1,294 students. Many students are economically disadvantaged. Students perform well below the state average in passing TAKS scores. Fewer than half of students are prepared for college in both English Language Arts and Math.

Teachers have roughly the same experience as the state average and are paid about the same as the state average.

The school spends $4,418 per student for academic programs and $6,874 per student for all school functions.

University High School is located in Congressional District 17, State Board of Education District 14 represented by Sue Melton, Texas House District 12 represented by Kyle Kacal and Texas Senate District 22 represented by Brian Birdwell.


Percent of student body by ethnicity

Percent of student body by academic risk factor

Student enrollment by grade level (percent of students/number of students)

Average number of students per class


Rate of students who dropped out

Rate of students who completed school

Number of days students were present divided by number of days students were enrolled

Percent of graduating students completing the requirements of a given graduation plan

College Readiness

Percent of graduating students who take advanced courses

Mean ACT score for all students who took the test

Mean SAT score (math and critical reading) for all students who took the test

Percent of graduating students who meet college-ready criteria on TAKS, SAT or ACT

Percent of high school seniors who graduate by ethnicity

Percent of high school seniors who graduate, receive a GED, or continue high school by ethnicity


Percent of teachers by years of experience in the field

Average years of experience in district and career

Average teacher salary by seniority (salary/percent of teachers)

Teachers by ethnicity and gender (percent/number of teachers)

Percent of staff by role


Spending per student by program

Spending per student by school function in dollars


These campuses are identified as peers for University High School by the comptroller's FAST report based on factors – like "regional wages, district size and student characteristics" – that affect the cost of education.

Name Enrollment Accountability Rating City
A+ Academy C 1,033 Met Standard Dallas
Advantage Academy C 1,507 Met Standard Dallas
Alba-Golden High School 461 Met Standard Alba
Anderson-Shiro Junior/Senior High School 360 Met Standard Anderson
Bartlett Schools 388 Met Standard Bartlett
Big Sandy School 505 Met Standard Dallardsville
Carlisle School 648 Met Standard Price
Chilton School 494 Met Standard Chilton
Como-Pickton School 816 Met Standard Como
Covington School 298 Met Standard Covington
D'Hanis School 317 Met Standard D'Hanis
Diboll High School 478 Met Standard Diboll
Dodd City School 318 Met Standard Dodd City
Dr Fermin Calderon Elementary School 687 Met Standard Del Rio
Era School 436 Met Standard Era
Gary School 384 Met Standard Gary
Granger School 418 Met Standard Granger
Groveton Junior High- High School 408 Met Standard Groveton
Gustine School 230 Met Standard Gustine
Harmony Science Academy San Antonio C 768 Met Standard San Antonio
Hartley School 198 Met Standard Hartley
Kerens School 657 Met Standard Kerens
Life School Oak Cliff C 1,273 Met Standard Lancaster
Lometa School 314 Met Standard Lometa
Maud School 512 Met Standard Maud
Mildred High School 422 Met Standard Corsicana
Miller Grove School 259 Met Standard Cumby
New Summerfield School 479 Met Standard New Summerfield
Northwest Elementary School 462 Met Standard Hereford
Nyos Charter School C 389 Met Standard Austin
Prairie Lea School 241 Met Standard Prairie Lea
Rice High School 392 Met Standard Rice
Robert G Cole Middle School/High School 685 Met Standard San Antonio
Saltillo School 256 Met Standard Saltillo
Sands CISD 221 Met Standard Ackerly
Shelbyville School 751 Met Standard Shelbyville
Tenaha School 470 Met Standard Tenaha
Texas Virtual Academy At Southwest C 2,119 Academically Unacceptable Houston
Venus High School 474 Improvement Required Venus
Wharton High School 1,016 Met Standard Wharton