Alta High School in Sandy, UT - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    8-12
  • Students
    1,835
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    320 3.7
  • Ranking

Alta High School is a public coed school in Sandy, Utah. It has 1,835 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 320 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 320 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Pricey but fun if you find one you like.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I wouldn't go here again, simply bc I am a minority.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: It's half and half. Half are great, half are not.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of extracurricular opportunities and they're generally very inclusive.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school has a really good history and is a strong community.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Corner Canyon High School 2 mi. 1,810
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3.00 Brighton High School 5 mi. 2,087
3.00 Bingham High School 5 mi. 2,380

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Alta High School United States Utah Bingham High School Brighton High School Corner Canyon High School Hillcrest High School Jordan High School
White 84.0% 51.0% 76.2% 82.0% 84.0% 86.0% 64.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 16.2% 7.0% 6.0% 6.0% 22.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 1.6% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.2% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 1.3% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.5% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 23.3%
Grade 10 21.9%
Grade 11 24.7%
Grade 12 30.2%

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 44 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 21% Sports
  • 20% Clubs
  • 19% All of the above
  • 13% Music
  • 11% People
  • 11% Advanced classes
  • 3% Robotics
  • 1% Engineering Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 32% Very clicky groups
  • 19% Negative attitudes of students you can't change
  • 15% The small amount of time to have lunch
  • 11% The new Advisory period
  • 11% All of the construction
  • 6% Bullying problems
  • 4% Nothing it is amazing
  • 2% Administration is difficult to work with

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 35 responses

  • 49% Spirit
  • 26% Athletics
  • 9% All of the above
  • 9% Top notch music program
  • 6% Kindness to everyone and each other
  • 3% Mormon

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 55% Spirited
  • 15% Athetics
  • 12% Supportive
  • 9% The best!
  • 6% Both supportive and spirited
  • 3% Mormon

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 43% Don't be afraid to get involved
  • 43% Join clubs or teams. get involved
  • 10% Live through every minutes because it's awesome
  • 3% Attend classes. Be open to learning. Enjoy it.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.