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Alta High School

320 reviews
  1. Canyons School District
  2. 8-12
  3. Public
#47 in 2016 Best Public High Schools in Utah
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. Outcomes
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
11055 South 1000 East
Sandy, UT 84094
Telephone
(801) 826-5600
Website
Data not available

Alta High School Rankings

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

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
26

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
61%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
Data not available
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    6%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    35%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    58%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
  • Don't have one
    3%
  • Football Games
    35%
  • Homecoming week and dances
    35%
  • Soccer games
    12%
  • Sports events
    15%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,835
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,602
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
20%
Female Athletes
14%
Expenses Per Student
$9,830/ year
National
$11,927
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses

Reviews

320 reviews
  • Excellent
    54
  • Very Good
    134
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    2
I wouldn't go here again, simply bc I am a minority.
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago
The school has a really good history and is a strong community.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
I liked the building/facilities and the options they had for clubs. Having so many different clubs to try really helped me decided on the major I'm working on at the moment. It was all because I had teachers who encouraged us to try to new things.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago