Alta High School

332 reviews
  1. Canyons School District
  2. 8-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
11055 South 1000 East
Sandy, UT 84094
Telephone
(801) 826-5600

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
11 responses
Average ACT
26
123 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
AP Enrollment
8%
AP Exam Pass Rate
64%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    5%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    39%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    56%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Homecoming week and dances
    31%
  • Football Games
    29%
  • Sports events
    16%
  • Soccer games
    11%
  • Don't have one
    5%
  • Pep Rallies
    5%
  • Playing for the Softball team
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,835
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$11,465/ year
National
$11,890
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses

Reviews

332 reviews
  • Excellent
    59
  • Very Good
    141
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    2
I was not prepared at all, I didn't know how to file my taxes, that to pay rent I would have to go get stamps and envelopes or where to even buy them! I didn't know how to start getting credit, how to make a budget, basically anything that has to do with finances. They let me skate by with a lot of stuff that I can't do in the real world or in college, so in the long run, it wasn't helpful. They didn't teach anything that I actually needed to know. The only thing that was actually helpful was going to the tech center where I got my CNA.
  • Niche User
  • May 9 2015
Alta High School was a large school with a lot of different programs and classes available to fit the interests and pursuits of all of it's students. The academic and arts departments were staffed by competent and helpful teachers, and the sports programs were very skilled at preparing student athletes to play in college. Some of my most inspiring teachers were at Alta, notably my Chemistry, Physics, and AP Language and Literacy teachers. Their teaching sparked my interest in science, eventually leading me to pursue a career in Exercise Sciences, as well as assisted me a great deal in learning how to craft both professional and rhetoric essays. My time was also spent in the Peer Leadership Team, one of the many clubs that Alta provides, teaching elementary students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse and putting on Christmas programs for senior centers. In conclusion, Alta High School has something for every student that is willing to apply themselves to their passions.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
I loved high school. I took mostly Advanced Placement classes in preparation for college and my teachers were absolutely amazing. They really taught me time management and test taking skills. All of my AP teachers were amiable, and would always offer their help when I had a problem. This last year I had the opportunity to work on the mural that Alta High painted in the school. It was an amazing experience and it really added to my senior year. Overall, Alta High school stimulated and encouraged my academic and artistic abilities and prepared me for attending Brigham Young University. I am still in touch with many of my friends from this school, even though we attend different universities.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago