Offering Grades 9-12
University High School is a co-educational public high school with a rigorous college prep curriculum. UHS is for students committed to success in high school and beyond. College Success is goal #1 for UHS students. University High School operates a partnership with Wayne State University and UHS juniors and seniors may earn college credits at WSU through dual enrollment. Admission to WSU is guaranteed to qualified UHS graduates.
Successful track record - seven graduating classes in college!
• Senior Classes on University Campus
• Highly Qualified, Dedicated and Skilled Teachers
• Safe, Supportive, Caring Learning Environment
• College Transition Specialist & College Success Advisor Staff Positions
• Involved Students:DECA, MHSAA Athletics, NHS, Robotics, Student Council, and more!
Our Graduates at a Glance:
• 98% Graduation Rate
• 100% College Acceptance Rate
• 80% of those entering college are still attending
• Top 15% in state for students graduating, attending college & earning college credit
College Enrollment Rates
UHS graduates are currently outpacing the state for all students in post-secondary enrollment. According to the National Student Clearing House, 82 percent of UHS graduates are enrolled in post-secondary institutions. And 100 percent of UHS students gain acceptance to colleges and universities.
UHS also has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the metro area, at 95-100% every year.
Several very active school clubs and athletics opportunities give students experiences beyond the classroom where they excel, as well. Students are involved in DECA, Michigan’s largest organization for students preparing to become leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Several UHS students compete at the national DECA championships each year.
The UHS boys basketball team won the 2013 MHSAA District 24 Basketball Championship. In 2012, the UHS girls basketball team achieved Academic All-State status. Both the girls and boys teams are frequently district finalists.
New students enter UHS in Grade 9 or 10, and applications are currently being accepted from students who live in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb Counties and other counties adjacent to Oakland County, through Schools of Choice.
Jason Beatty is the Administrator of Building Affairs. Contact Mr. Beatty by email Jason.Beatty@ferndaleschools.org or call 248/586-8844.
Katie Jeffrey is the Administrator of Staff Affairs & Instruction. Contact Ms. Jeffrey by email Katharine.Jeffrey@ferndaleschools.org or call 248/586-8845.
Brian Alford is the Administrator of Student & Family Affairs for University High School. Contact Mr. Alford by email Brian.Alford@ferndaleschools.org or call 248/586-8848.