School Details

United High School

2811 United Avenue, Laredo, TX 78045
(956) 473-5600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 4138 students 18 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • United Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
  • United Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

United High School is a public high school in Laredo. The principal of United High School is ALBERTO ALEMAN, whose e-mail is aaleman@unitedisd.org. 4,138 students attend United High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the United High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 4,138 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 53% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at United High School is 18:1. John B Alexander High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 98% 98%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.01%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.05%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 73%
Limited English proficiency 8% 39%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Organized with a capital O! My son just registered for the 9th grade and this his first year at a public school and the staff were very welcoming and friendly during the process. The UHS school administrators are to be commended on how organized they run this school. My son comes from a small charter school and they are not organized and the staff members are not friendly. I am confident that my son will have a great education and valued experience at UHS school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Overall I really believe this is a great school especially since it is a very large size school and still they're well organized. Our pricipal and asst. principals appear to have great leadership skills. Real teamwork is obvious dedicated caring teachers are always hard at work there a large variety of exracurricular activities available. There are many opportunites for parent to be well informed and involved. Safety and discipline is a real priority here. I have three children and have chosen to live in Laredo for the School. I'm a proud parent of two United High School graduates and a sophmore student still attending.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers are very dedicated to the students..

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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