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A Message to the Community

The entire UHS community is saddened by our recent loss.  Please see the below resources for grieving students and families:

If your son and/or daughter needs additional support, please call our counseling office, 232-5900 and we can provide you with additional support services and, if necessary, set up a time to meet.

Regarding Moving University High School

On October 3rd, 2017 the TUSD Governing Board tasked TUSD Superintendent Dr. Trujillo, the UHS School Council, and TUSD General Counsel Ross with investigating the proposed move of University High School to the current Catalina High School campus.  This move would include Catalina High School moving to the Rincon High School campus for the 2018-2019 school year.  This process is being done in collaboration with the Fisher and Mendoza plaintiffs, Special Master Hawley, Federal Judge Bury, and both Catalina and Rincon High Schools.  This resolution is in response to the presentation UHS stakeholders provided the TUSD Governing Board as requested by the TUSD Governing Board on May 23, 2017.

University High School is a proud member of the Tucson Unified School District and is working diligently to fulfill its obligation to the TUSD Governing Board’s directive.  At this point, no decision has been made and it will not be made without the input of everyone involved and approval from those leading the federal court case. 

University High School will continue to provide high quality instruction to all students and is already beginning its planning for both the 2018-19 summer and academic school year programs.  We understand that you are in the process of selecting the school that is best for your child and we strive to support you along the journey.  Please, visit our website regularly as we will be posting updates through out the process.  

More information can be found on the Campus Proposal and Information page.

University High School ranks No. 15 in nation in annual report

University High School was ranked No. 15 in the nation and No. 6 in the state in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report analysis of the country's high schools.

The rankings are based on criteria including schools' performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. More than 22,000 high schools were evaluated this year.
Amy Cislak, principal of University High School, says she is proud of the school's students, their achievements and the school's diverse community.

"While these rankings only look at a small part of what schools do each and every day, we are incredibly proud of our achievements.  For our students to have a 96 percent AP passing rate (when we do not require nor put pressure on students to take AP exams) is impressive," she said. 

"We are also incredibly proud that these scores reflect a diverse and vibrant community. Special Master, Dr. Willis Hawley reported this year that University High School is the most diverse public exam high school in the country," Ms. Cislak said. "We are proud that students of all backgrounds come together at UHS.  The culture and community here is like no other and I am proud every single day to be the principal at UHS."

What Makes Us Special

University High School is a National Blue Ribbon School and has consistently been ranked in the top schools nationwide. This rigorous school serves academically focused and intellectually gifted students. At UHS, we provide curriculum and social support not offered in the comprehensive high school.

Vision Statement
University High School will be the premiere regional college preparatory school that serves academically focused and intellectually gifted students by providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum and by offering programs that reflect the diverse backgrounds, talents and cultures of our students within a supportive school-wide community.
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421 N. Arcadia Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-5900
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