Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 16 - Community Walk

Sonnie Hereford neighborhood



Thursday, July 21 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at

Sonnie Hereford Elementary

10:00 a.m. 


Thursday, July 28 - School Orientation (tentative)

3:30-4:30 - New Student Orientation

5:00-6:00 Back to School Night / Teacher Meet & Greet


August 10 - Open House (Time TBA)

The 2015 – 16 school year is officially over, let me thank you for the support you've shown the faculty and staff at UPES this year.  We've had a wonderful year of learning and I hope you'll find many opportunities over the summer months to enjoy your children as much as we have enjoyed them over the last nine months.



       UPES is proud to announce that our students were the grand prize winners of The Plastic Bottle Competition and earned $2,000.00 from the city of Huntsville for working to collect 3 million plastic caps.  Special thanks to parents, families and friends who helped us earn this money that will be used as we continue to develop programs for our students throughout the upcoming school year.




        School will be closed from June 9 - July 11.  Once the school opens in July, we'll be focused on preparing the hallways and classrooms of our new school Sonnie Hereford Elementary located at 2755 Wilson St.   




****Next school year, we'll celebrate the theme: Every Day, A New Beginning as we welcome your children back to school in August!  Have a great summer!


Summer Reading Challenge can be found on HCS website.


UNIVERSITY PLACE ELEMENTARY:  We are Tigers..... hear us R.O.A.R!!! 

 Respect Everyone. Own our own choices. Always follow directions. Ready and on time.



2015-2016 School Hours 

las horas de la escuela durante el ano 2015-2016

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 



View The Principal's Message


A special thanks to all of the community volunteers and donations from 100X Church, Church of the Valley, Village of Promise, Junior League of Huntsville, UAH Hockey and Softball, Huntsville Hospital, Lighthouse Sunday School Class at Willowbrook Baptist Church, Anthony Daniels, and many other organizations for making our first Holiday Family Night a success. Without you, our scholars may not have had a holiday season. 


S.T.E.P. Parent Consent Form
PreK Application Information
INow Home/Parent Portal
Parent/Guardian Workshops
HCS Student Code of Conduct 2015-2016
University Place Bus Routes

Huntsville City Schools: In the News
Character Education Words for 2015/16 School Year
Accessing Pearson Curriculum - HelpGuide and Video for Parents and Students
Three Huntsville City Schools Recognized by National PTA as Schools of Excellence
Huntsville City Schools Designated as a National CyberPatriot Center of Excellence
Huntsville City Schools "State of the Schools" Address 2016
Summer Reading for Middle School and High School Students
Summer Math Challenge
Huntsville City Schools Summer Meal Program for 2016 begins Monday, June 6
School Calendar for 2016/17 school year
Johnson High School Memorabilia to be Displayed by City of Huntsville
Huntsville City Schools’ Class of 2016 Breaks All-Time Scholarship Record With Over $54 Million
Huntsville City Schools and Huntsville Hospital Announce Plan for Expansive Health Sciences Education Program

Thank you Senator Holtzclaw for your generous donation to support literacy at University Place!
Senator Bill Holtzclaw

Our scholars had a blast eating cookies and dancing their hearts out for reaching their goal during the second semester. 

We had an amazing turn out of families and volunteers! Our scholars had access to free coats, toys, hats, mittens, and hygiene...
Look at all of those toys!

Thanks to UAH Hockey for hosting a coat and toy drive for University Place!

We had a great night learning to read!

We really enjoyed having our parents join us for Thanksgiving Lunch.

We love to celebrate when we reach our goals!

We are excited to see our parents, grandparents, and guardians at our monthly Parent Parties where we present parent education...

We had so much fun at our Back to School Rally!! Thanks to all of our parents and students that participated!

All school supplies, including backpacks, pencils, scissors, glue, etc. will be provided by the school during the 2015-2016 school...