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Alta High School is a public school in Sandy, Utah. It has 2,526 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 252 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

11055 South 1000 East
Sandy, UT 84094
(801) 826-5600

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 252 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I have not had problems with these things myself nor have my friends so I have not seen a lot of this. I'm sure we have a school nurse but I don't know who it is. I know a lot of kids who have done drugs or gotten drunk but we live in a pretty good area so most students don't do this.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I do not eat lunch at school but the cafeteria is not big enough to fit all the students at lunch, the food smells gross and I have realized the quality of food is not very good. However I think this is average because all schools I have gone to have this problem. When a place like this has to feed so many people the food isn't going to be the best.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Our school is average in this topic. Our guidance counselors are good at working with students but are sometimes hard to get a hold of. The biggest school-wide policy that affects students is the no hat rule.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: This school has a lot of opportunities for athletes. They have recently put in new tennis courts and weight rooms. I know a lot of people that are involved in sports. Many students attend games and have good school spirit.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers I have liked and others I have not. I have a few teachers that can take charge of the class, teach engaging lessons, and are knowledgable but I also have teachers that don't handle students very well and do not teach well because most of the students are goofing off.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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St. John the Baptist Elementary School Private, Religious
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Crescent View Middle School 1 mi. 1,418
3.00 Jordan High School 2 mi. 1,731
3.00 Hillcrest High School 5 mi. 1,594
2.66 Brighton High School 5 mi. 1,692
3.00 Bingham High School 5 mi. 2,388

Around Alta High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Alta High School United States Bingham High School Brighton High School Crescent View Middle School Hillcrest High School Jordan High School
White 90.0% 51.6% 84.0% 86.0% 84.0% 71.0% 76.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 24.5% 5.0% 5.0% 7.0% 16.0% 12.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
African American 0% 15.2% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 10 32.5%
Grade 11 35.3%
Grade 12 32.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 29% All of the above
  • 26% Sports
  • 23% Clubs
  • 16% Music
  • 6% People

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 35% Very clicky groups
  • 23% Negative attitudes of students you can't change
  • 12% The new Advisory period
  • 12% All of the construction
  • 12% The small amount of time to have lunch
  • 8% Nothing it is amazing

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Spirit
  • 16% Athletics
  • 11% Kindness to everyone and each other
  • 11% Top notch music program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Spirited
  • 26% Athetics
  • 16% Supportive
  • 11% The best!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Don't be afraid to get involved
  • 43% Join clubs or teams. get involved
  • 10% Live through every minutes because it's awesome

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.