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Coordinates33°39′06″N 117°49′20″W / 33.651673°N 117.822211°W / 33.651673; -117.822211Coordinates: 33°39′06″N 117°49′20″W / 33.651673°N 117.822211°W / 33.651673; -117.822211
TypeComprehensive high school
MottoUnity through Diversity
Established1969; 51 years ago (1969)
School districtIrvine Unified
NCES District ID0684500
CEEB code051-984
NCES School ID068450007067[1]
PrincipalKevin Astor
Staff95.21 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment2,207 (2019–20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio26.17[2]
Color(s)      Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and White
Athletics conferencePacific Coast League
Rival Woodbridge High School
NewspaperThe Sword and Shield
YearbookThe Odyssey

University High School (also known as UHS or "Uni") is one of six public high schools serving grades 9-12 in the city of Irvine, California, United States. It was established in 1970 and is situated on 55 acres (22 ha) of land[3] in the southwestern portion of the city, adjacent to the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

The school comprises six main academic buildings, a performing arts theater, a band room for instrumental music, a swimming pool, eight tennis courts, an indoor gymnasium supplemented with other indoor athletic facilities, a stadium, and several practice fields.[4] Housed within the facilities are the departments of English, world languages, math, science, social science, instrumental music, art, industrial technology, athletics, physical education, English proficiency programs, special education, and the Orange County Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. The school colors are navy blue, Columbia blue, and white. The school mascot is the Trojan.

University High School was named the best public high school in California and 8th best public high school in America in 2011 by Newsweek.[5] University was also the highest ranked institution on the list that was not a charter or magnet school.

  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - University High School (068450007067)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved Nov 12, 2012.
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  4. ^ "Campus Map". University High School. University High School. 21 May 2013. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  5. ^ "America's Best High Schools 2011". Newsweek. The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2012.

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