338 reviews
  1. Canyons School District
  2. 8-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
11055 S 1000 E
Sandy, UT 84094
Telephone
(801) 826-5600

Alta High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1240
12 responses
Average ACT
26
138 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Homecoming week and dances
    31%
  • Football Games
    29%
  • Sports events
    16%
  • Soccer games
    11%
  • Don't have one
    5%
  • Pep Rallies
    5%
  • Playing for the Softball team
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$11,465/ year
National
$11,890
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses

Alta High School Reviews

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Alta High School was a large school with a lot of different programs and classes available to fit the interests and pursuits of all of it's students. The academic and arts departments were staffed by competent and helpful teachers, and the sports programs were very skilled at preparing student athletes to play in college. Some of my most inspiring teachers were at Alta, notably my Chemistry, Physics, and AP Language and Literacy teachers. Their teaching sparked my interest in science, eventually leading me to pursue a career in Exercise Sciences, as well as assisted me a great deal in learning how to craft both professional and rhetoric essays. My time was also spent in the Peer Leadership Team, one of the many clubs that Alta provides, teaching elementary students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse and putting on Christmas programs for senior centers. In conclusion, Alta High School has something for every student that is willing to apply themselves to their passions.
I loved high school. I took mostly Advanced Placement classes in preparation for college and my teachers were absolutely amazing. They really taught me time management and test taking skills. All of my AP teachers were amiable, and would always offer their help when I had a problem. This last year I had the opportunity to work on the mural that Alta High painted in the school. It was an amazing experience and it really added to my senior year. Overall, Alta High school stimulated and encouraged my academic and artistic abilities and prepared me for attending Brigham Young University. I am still in touch with many of my friends from this school, even though we attend different universities.
I have enjoyed my time at Alta High School. I feel like the teachers were attentive to my needs, and were willing to help me learn. The student involvement and attendance at outside events was very great!