University High School (San Juan)

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University High School
Established1913 (1913)
DirectorAna Jimenez
Number of students514
Color(s)Red, white
NewspaperEl Ser UHSiano

The University High School, (Spanish: Escuela Secundaria de la Universidad de Puerto Rico) commonly referred to by its initials "UHS", in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a college preparatory laboratory high school operated by the Faculty of Education of the University of Puerto Rico. Located on the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, it provides education to approximately 514 students from 7th to 12th grade.


Its main building is a century-old art deco building located on Gándara Avenue and includes a three-story classroom annex designed in the 1970s by architect George McClintock, along with a roofed basketball court pavilion and school lunch cafeteria building (also designed by McClintock in the 1970s) shared with the UPR Elementary School.


UHS's faculty is composed of University of Puerto Rico professors. Students who have fulfilled their general education requirements are allowed to take college-level courses at UPR's Río Piedras campus and all students are allowed to use the José M. Lázaro general library and other campus facilities. UHS students have breakfast and lunch at the Lunchroom belonging to the University Elementary School, located next to the UHS.

Student organizations[edit]

UHS has a monthly newspaper titled El Ser UHSiano, along with a Student Council, and several organized clubs, among them, a Spanish Oratory club, a Model United Nations club, a Forensics Club, and a National Honors Society chapter.


UHS has several sports teams, including a soccer team, a volleyball team, swimming team and a basketball team.

University of Puerto Rico Strikes of 2017[edit]

The University High School joined the University of Puerto Rico strikes, 2017 on the 28th of March. The strike was ended after a vote on continuing it was held during a student assembly on May 13.[1]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "UHS en Río Piedras vota en contra de la huelga". Metro Puerto Rico. Metro Puerto Rico. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°24′3″N 66°2′59″W / 18.40083°N 66.04972°W / 18.40083; -66.04972