B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Alta High School is an above average, public school located in Sandy, UT. It has 1,655 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
11055 South Hawk Hwy
Sandy, UT 84094
Telephone
(801) 826-5600

Alta High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
18 responses
Average ACT
26
210 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$949
Median Home Value
$289,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week and dances
    29%
  • Football Games
    26%
  • Sports events
    15%
  • Soccer games
    10%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Don't have one
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,655
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$8,156/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I loved the many different clubs and after-school activities that were open to students! I feel that the teachers, in general, were interested in helping the students to learn the material and subject as well as supporting the students in other activities too (such as clubs or AP classes). There is also a range of classes offered from technology focused to art to the normal subjects to AP and concurrent courses. Alta High is trying (on multiple fronts) to prepare students to go (and do well) to college or trade schools or into the workforce according to the student.
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I love Alta! It has been home for 4 years now and I can’t say enough good things about it. It truly has been an experience and has lead me to some great relationships that I will forever cherish. This school and the people in it have made me who I am today, besides my parents.
As I have spent four years at Alta high school I have learned a lot due to excellent teachers and hardworking peers. I have enjoyed my experience here, the students have a ton of school spirit! The teachers work with the students to keep them on track and the counselors are very involved.