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School Accomplishments

2014-15

  • 2015 Growth Academic Performance Index - 916
  • Niche.com rated UHS: ranked 90th out of 14,431 schools nationally,  and 21st out of 1,025 California.
  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • 42nd  best in the Nation, 6th best in the State and the 11th best charter in the country by US News
  • 136th Nationally by the Washington Post Challenge
  • 98th Nationally and 12th best Charter by Newsweek.
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association.
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (9th consecutive year).

2013-14

  • 2014 Growth Academic Performance Index - 916
  • 53rd  best in the Nation, 8th best in the State and the 13th best charter in the country by US News
  • 98th Nationally by the Washington Post Challenge
  • 188th Nationally by Newsweek.
  • California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School
  • 18th Best High Schools in California by Cities Journal
  • California State Distinguished School.
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association.
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (8th consecutive year).

2012-2013

  • 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index - 916
  • 42nd  best in the Nation, 7th best in the State and the 12th best charter in the country by US News
  • 111th Nationally by the Washington Post Challenge
  • 2nd best Charter in State by USC / School Performance Dashboard.
  • California State Distinguished School.
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association.
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (7th consecutive year).

2011-2012

  • 2012 Growth Academic Performance Index - 926
  • 7th best Charter in State by USC / School Performance Dashboard.
  • 10th best in State, 85th Nationally by the Washington Post Challenge.
  • 7th best in the State, 80th Nationally by Newsweek.
  • 10th best charter and the 46th best high school in the Country by US News.
  • California State Distinguished School.
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association.
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (6th consecutive year).

2010-2011

  • 2011 Growth Academic Performance Index- 917
  • Top schools for math and science by US News
  • 5th best California school and 36th best public high school in the United States out of 27,000 schools according to the Washington Post's "High School Challenge".
  • NeighborhoodScout’s Top 100 Best Performing Public Schools in the U.S. rated UHS as #10 in the Nation.
  • California State Distinguished School (only one other school in the county).
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association.
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (5th consecutive year).
  • In November 2010 we moved into a new 18.7 million dollar high school facility.
  • In October of 2010 UHS was the recipient of a Tree Fresno Grant.

2009-2010

  • 2010 Growth Academic Performance Index- 917
  • NeighborhoodScout’s Top 100 Best Performing Public Schools in the U.S. rated UHS as #10 in the Nation.
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association
  • 40th best public high school in the nation as unofficially ranked by U.S. News and World Report
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (4th consecutive year).
  • UHS was visited by governor candidate Meg Whitman in October of 2009 where she met with the Head of School, visited a classroom and held a forum for our students.
  • In October 2009 UHS broke ground on their new high school facility.

2008-2009

  • 2009 Growth Academic Performance Index- 915
  • Fourth Best Public High School in the West according to NeighborhoodScout.com
  • Governor's Fitness Challenge Grand Prize Winner and School of the Year Award.  UHS received $100,000 in Arcade Style Fitness Equipment.
  • UHS was visited by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Governor used our school as a platform to advocate for a resolution to the state budget crisis. The Governor visited the site of our new school building where he greeted students and staff.
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association
  • Public Charter School Dissemintation Grant for Science Modeling
  • 45th best public high school in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 10th best charter school in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion (3rd consecutive year)

2007-2008

  • 2008 Growth Academic Performance Index - 898
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association
  • California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School
  • 36th best public high school in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 5th best charter school in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

2006-2007

  • 2007 Growth Academic Performance Index - 891
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon National Small School Champion
  • Certified Charter School by the California Charter School Association
  • California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School
  • Honorable Mention California Distinguished School

2005-2006

  • 2006 Growth Academic Performance Index -906
  • California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School
  • SchoolDigger 5-star School
  • A California Top Ranked Public School by the California Department of Education

2004-2005

  • 2005 Growth Academic Performance Index - 885
  • A California Top Ranked Public School by the California Department of Education