University City High


Features at a glance

Foreign language instruction

Career technical education courses

An organic garden on campus

Special Olympics program

AVID college preparedness school

Ecology and environment learning programs

School-based sports and athletics clubs

Parent involvement programs, including a parent center

Supports for LGBTQIA students, including a GSA club

Wellness programs and onsite wellness coordinator

Safe and inclusive anti-bullying leadership programs

Community and business partnerships

Internships with local companies in STEAM fields

Dual college enrollment enabling students to earn college credits

Scholarship-level athletics

Military JROTC school offering leadership development

Opportunities for internships and apprenticeships

Gifted and Talented Education


Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Welcome to University City High School, home of the Centurions! This year marks our 40th year and over the years the Centurions have distinguished themselves in academic, extra curricular and athletic endeavors.

Our school serves one of the largest geographic attendance areas in the San Diego Unified School District and draws students from all over San Diego to its programs and course offerings. We are a diverse student and faculty population that mirrors San Diego and works together to maintain our collegial school community.

Graduates of UCHS go on to successful careers internationally in professional, academic and occupational settings. The University City community members are justifiably proud of their community high school. 

We are the heart of the University City community of San Diego. Our student body, of nearly 2,000 students, comes from a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, and students come from all over the district to take advantage of our great programs. 

We have a cutting-edge Bio-Med Program that gives students the opportunity to explore careers in health sciences and biotechnology. Our Engineering, Child Development and MCJROTC programs provide our students with unique and hands-on experiences.

Our Marching Band was a SCSBOA Gold Medalist Finalist in 2019 and the Centurion Theatre program offers technical theater, stage management and performing arts courses. Our athletic teams compete in the top of their bracket and each season bring home trophies, awards and recognition for their skill and sportsmanship.

UCHS offers a wide range of excellent instructional programs. The Advanced Placement Program, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program, the seminar program, and the special education program address the needs of identified students. 

In addition to our stellar programs, one of our greatest strengths is our staff of experienced, well-trained, and highly qualified professionals who have dedicated themselves to offer one of the best-quality high school programs available Our staff’s efforts have been validated by our standardized test scores, including the Academic Performance Index (API), that have consistently exceeded both district and state averages.

Our unique programs, dedicated staff and passionate community make UCHS the best place to grow and learn. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to the Centurion family. Take a look at UC in action, with our Virtual Tour!

Contact us


University City High
6949 Genesee Ave
San Diego,CA92122