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University High School

When I R.I.S.E., You R.I.S.E., We R.I.S.E. Together!


About Our School

University High School is a college preparatory magnet school in the city of Newark, educating roughly 500 students in grades seven through twelve. Since inception in 1969, the main objective of University High School has been to prepare each student for college. We offer a rigorous humanities curriculum with opportunities for Advanced Placement and dual enrollment college level courses.

Unique Fact

At University High School, our scholars R.I.S.E. (Responsibility, Integrity, Service, and Excellence) everyday in every way! University High School houses the Thurgood Marshall Law Academy aimed at preparing future lawyers of tomorrow and the Phoenix Rising Teaching Academy which offers 30 college credits.

School Information

  • Principal

    Genique Flournoy-Hamilton

  • Address

    55 Clinton Place
    Newark, NJ 07108

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  • Parent Liaison

    Sharee Gordon

  • School Hours

    8:10 am - 2:40 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Burgundy, Maroon
    Bottom: Gray, Grades 7-8: Khaki

  • Before School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: 7-12
    Start Time: 7:30 AM
    Provider: School

  • After School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: 7-12
    End Time: 4:00 PM
    Provider: School

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year Grade 9: 153 NA
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
98% 3%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
22 11 to 1 55% 92% 45%
Gradution Rates
Graduation Rates 2020-2021 Graduation Rates 2021-2022 Graduation Rates 2022-2023
95% 95% 91%
Number of Devices 1:1
Magnet/Specialized School Admissions Criteria

• Transcript/Grades
• Attendance
• Standardized test scores
• Submit Newark Enrolls application
• Admissions Test
*Please note that sibling preference does not apply to magnet schools. Please visit www.newarkenrolls.org for a list of up-todate criteria.

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data