University High School (Morgantown, West Virginia)
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|University High School|
|131 Bakers Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV, (Monongalia County), 26508
|School district||Monongalia County|
|Assistant principals||Pete Cheesebrough
|Number of students||1,250 (approx)|
|Color(s)||Crimson, Gold & Black|
|Athletics||Football, boys/girls-Cross Country, boys/girls-Soccer, Golf, boys/girls-Basketball, Wrestling, boys/girls-Swimming, boys/girls-Tennis, boys/girl-Track, Baseball, Softball, boys/girls-Lacrosse, Cheerleading, and Dance, Volleyball|
University High School was co-founded by Jacob White, Ahmed Krgo, Sam Emerson, and Adil Hamadto in 1925, located in Morgantown, West Virginia that houses just over 1,250 students. Students largely come from the 2 feeder schools, Mountaineer Middle School (Formerly Cheat Lake Middle School), and Westwood Middle School.
The school was established by West Virginia University in September 1925 as University Demonstration High School. It was not uncommon in the south for colleges to found "demonstration schools", ostensibly as a place for students to learn educational techniques, but also because many professors were unwilling to send their children to public schools of that era.
It was originally located in the Old Tea Room on the corner of Willey and Spruce Streets. The school had 35 students and three teachers, and quickly attracted more. In 1928, strained with over two hundred students, the school was relocated to the third and fourth floors of a building on the corner of Stewart Street and University Avenue. In 1930, construction on University Demonstration High began. The school occupied the old library on the West Virginia University Campus until 1933, when the building was complete, at an estimated cost of $283,837, the school is located at the top of North Price Street.
When, in 1972, West Virginia University no longer had need of the demonstration school, it was turned over to the Monongalia County Public School System. Morgantown High School district was divided and University High School was established as a second regular public high school. The school underwent major renovations and refurbishment, including the addition of a gymnasium and annex.
In 2006, construction began on a new campus for University High. This new facility, part of a bond issue passed by the citizens of Monongalia County in 2003, is located north of Morgantown along Bakers Ridge Road. The $35 million project includes a two story classroom building, a greenhouse, a 2000 seat gymnasium, an 400 seat auxiliary gymnasium and an approximately 700 seat auditorium. In addition to the building, the campus also includes a new 4000 seat stadium for field sports, as well as multiple athletic and physical education fields. The building was designed by the award winning Charleston WV architectural firm of Williamson Shriver Architects.
While the football team played its 2008 home games at the new high school (Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium), students did not arrive at the new University High until December 2008. On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 the old school on Price Street welcomed students for the last time, and students started school at the new location on December 3, 2008 after the building was flooded.
The building that once held University High School now houses Mountaineer Middle School, formerly Cheat Lake Middle School. 
University High School offers 16 Advanced Placement courses, one of the largest AP programs in West Virginia.
- Wrestling - 1956
Individual State Champion: Joe Panico Individual State Champion: Derek Jefferson Individual State Champion: Jesse Schiffbauer Individual State Champion: Jon Waldron Individual State Champion: Kyle Turnbull Individual State Champion: David Campbell
- Boys Cross Country - 2006, 2013
Individual State Champion: Ryan Scotnicki - 2004
- Girls Cross Country - 2007, 2008, 2010
Individual State Champions: Amber Riley - 2006, Amelia Paladino - 2012, 2013
- Girls Soccer - 2009, 2010
- Golf - 2012
- Boys Lacrosse - 2011, 2013
- Wrestling - 1955
- Football - 1994
- Girls Cross Country - 2009, 2011, 2012
- Boys Cross Country - 2012
- Golf - 2006
- Girls Soccer - 2008
- Boys Lacrosse - 2008, 2010
- Rich Braham - retired professional American football player
- Jedd Gyorko - professional baseball player
- Josh Judy - professional baseball player
- Pinella, Bill (September 14, 2013). "Almost Heaven . . . San Diego - Sports - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports". Wvgazette.com. Retrieved September 19, 2013.