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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Alta High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sandy, UT. It has 2,137 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Alta High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1230
22 responses
Average ACT
26
335 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$91,836
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,268
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week and dances
    29%
  • Football Games
    28%
  • Sports events
    14%
  • Soccer games
    10%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Don't have one
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,137
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,077/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Alta High school is great! I am graduating here soon and I must say that Alta has a great school spirit and culture. The academics here are top-notch and students are guided towards college so easily. Our school has become partners with some of the local colleges (Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah) in order to provide the best education for students as they transition to college. The staff at Alta High are wonderful and make connections with students. A recent bond was passed in our community allowing for a much-needed renovation of our school; with this bond, the school will become a better place for students to learn and grow.
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Alta is one of the best schools. . .ever. Everyone has a place at this school and we are extremely united. We have some of the best teachers. There are so many clubs that you can join and you can even make your own one! There are also so many things you can also do to get involved. These things include, but are not limited to. . . Dance company, ballroom, sports, choir robotics, band, etc. Alta is like my second home. It is a place where you don't have to worry about not being accepted. Alta is for everyone.
Alta High School has made a huge impact on who I am today. This place is more than just a school, it is like a huge family. I have been on my schools Dance Company for the past 2 years so I have been able to see how much the school gets involved in the community! I am sad to graduate because that means saying goodbye, but I know that Alta High School has given me all the skills I need to become successful in the real world. I am proud to be a Hawk.