Alta High School in Sandy, UT - Niche

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Alta High School is a public 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 280 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

11055 S 1000 E
Sandy, UT 84094
(801) 826-5600

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3.6 from 280 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Alta is one of the only schools that has the thick traditions that exist in it today. There is something for everyone to do here and it is absolutely the best school in the entire nation. I would recommend it to everyone and anyone. There is no place quite like Alta. All the athletic games are such a blast and Alta has by far the biggest and loudest student section at least in the state of Utah.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Alta High School was split into two when Corner Canyon High School opened. Everyone who were true Hawks stayed at Alta. During my Senior year of high school, everyone left felt like family. This school is amazing.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: very cliquey, lots of money, very political. Everyone had their place. Popular kids with money ran the school and had most opportunities
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved the teachers and overall supportive feeling of the school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lots of school spirit with great teachers that really help you learn the material.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Corner Canyon High School 2 mi. 1,810
3.33 Jordan High School 2 mi. 2,195
3.33 Hillcrest High School 5 mi. 2,306
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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

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


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 32 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 25% Sports
  • 21% Clubs
  • 19% All of the above
  • 13% Music
  • 10% People
  • 8% Advanced classes
  • 2% Robotics
  • 2% Engineering Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 33% Very clicky groups
  • 18% Negative attitudes of students you can't change
  • 13% The small amount of time to have lunch
  • 11% The new Advisory period
  • 11% All of the construction
  • 7% 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 27 responses

  • 52% Spirit
  • 30% Athletics
  • 11% Top notch music program
  • 7% Kindness to everyone and each other

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 58% Spirited
  • 19% Athetics
  • 15% Supportive
  • 8% The best!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 45% Join clubs or teams. get involved
  • 41% Don't be afraid to 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 18 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.