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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Desert Hills High School is a highly rated, public school located in Saint George, UT. It has 1,369 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
About Desert Hills High School...
Address
828 E Desert Hills Drive
Saint George, UT 84790
Telephone
(435) 674-0885
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Desert Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1110
9 responses
Average ACT
25
270 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,022
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,400
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Sports games
    30%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • I liked the wishbox assembly
    10%
  • Assemblies
    9%
  • Some of the school dances
    7%
  • Super Smash Brother's tournaments
    6%
  • The sporting events were fun
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,369
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,294
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,876/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I love so much about Desert Hills High School! The faculty are experts in their fields, are generally young and fun-loving people, and are committed to do anything in their power to help students succeed. I also really like the courses available. They are plentiful and unique, and there's surely something for everyone. The school is very clean and maintained, and has a very open and welcoming layout which is great for both students, parents, and visitors. All in all, I love attending Desert Hills High School and would highly recommend it to all.
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I love the environment at Desert Hills High School! The students are very courteous to all of the teachers, and the teachers know what they are teaching! The teachers are enthusiastic, and even with school starting, I am excited about this new school year! The students are very respectful of the building and campus, and I rarely see trash or garbage on the ground. The students are also very responsible, whether it is between homework, or yielding at a crosswalk. They offer a great variety of classes and electives, there is no way you can only choose four! The motto of the school is Respect, Responsibility, Integrity; and I think all of the students are aware of that and respect it.
Desert Hills is a great environment, academically as well as socially. The teachers provide plenty of learning opportunities and provide help to any student who needs it. Opportunities for college classes are also given and plenty of college preparedness is given in core classes. Socially, all students are very kind and welcoming. I have a very good experience there. One thing I’d like to see changes is the resources and facilities we have on campus. Desert Hills has nice auto and foods labs, but poorly equipped computer labs with a lot of older generation computers, causing very slow internet usage. New computers would greatly add to the environment.