About the District
Excellence in education has been a top priority for residents living in University City. Strong
academic foundations have flourished since 1868 when the first school opened its doors. Just four
and a half years after the incorporation of the City of University City on September 4, 1906, the
freeholders saw the need to organize a school system. On February 21, 1911, with a city population
of only 2,417 and a student enrollment of 160, The School District of University City was officially
established. When school began in September 1912, the school population was 769.
Today, you will find outstanding educational programs serving a student population of nearly 3,200.
From crayons to college, University City’s educational success begins with its progressive early
childhood program and is reflected in the approximately 220 high school graduates annually.
Schools are a reflection of the community they serve. The School District of University City is certainly
a fine example as it reflects the rich history, longtime traditions and prosperous economy of an area that
takes pride in its youth and the promise they hold for the future.