Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,001
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    413 3.8
  • Ranking

American Fork High School is a public school in American Fork-Pleasant Grove Township, Utah. It has 2,001 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 87% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 413 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

510 North 600 East
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 756-8547

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 413 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall, my experience at American Fork High has been a good one.

    Not being LDS, it has been annoying to have to put up with such a large population of them (not just because they're Mormon, but because there are so many of them other opinions get overshadowed), but for the most part it hasn't been too much of an obstacle. I think there is still a lot of work to be done to improve diversity, class sizes, and judgement of students. High school students can be rude, but it's worse when that behavior is supported by their sunday school class and family.

    I've been involved in science and the science department has been extremely helpful! The teachers are great and we got new lab rooms this year with a lot of really nice equipment.

    The band program is great overall, but the teachers could be better. The band built most of it's reputation when Mike Huestis taught percussion, but the percussion program went through a lot of changes and was left with a terrible, close minded jerk of a teacher...but that was apparently the best option. The band conductor himself has been there for too long and should retire. He is very close minded about a lot of issues. In addition, the band strives for unity, but what it really needs is a decent conductor.

    American Fork High School is not the worst school, but it certainly isn't' the best. I guess I'm proud to be a caveman, but it really isn't that big of deal.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I personally don't eat school lunch, but I do know that some options are better than others. They do a pretty good job of providing a healthy option with the whole meal, but as a whole it's probably not the best. The other problem is we only get about 35 minutes for lunch and all 2,000 students go to lunch at the same time. If you have a car, there are a few restaurants within about two miles, you just have to be quick if you want to make it back in time.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: The Administration is bias about many different things, very subjective, and it seems like they really don't care that much about the student body. This school also has the stupidest attendance policy. A student can only have three excused absences/class and after that they have to go to "attendance school" which is just sitting in a room for an hour working on homework and if attendance school isn't completed the student receives a No-Credit in the class. I've known really smart people not graduate because they got screwed by the attendance policy. In addition, if the attendance isn't made up by the last two weeks of the term, the student has to pay to attend.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Aside from cross country, there really isn't anything special about the sports here. We have a spirit club that does their best to support each game, but it can end up where they care more about the "school spirit" than the actual sport on the field. There is high attendance when we play our rival, Lone Peak, but other than that, I think the baseball team has won state a few times, football went to state for the first time in forever a little bit ago, but the cross country is amazing. They win state and place at nationals every year. The boys team is a little more successful than the girls team, but this last year the girls team kept up with the boys team for the most part.
    • High School Senior
    • N/A
    Teachers: There isn't a general type of teacher at AFHS. Every teacher really just has to be judged individually. The math and science departments have some of the most dedicated, helpful, passionate teachers in the school. They are really amazing. The english department is a little more random, some are good, some not so good, some just plain bad. Then there's the coach/teacher in some departments that really couldn't care less about their students.

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3.33 American Fork Junior High School 1 mi. 1,837
4.00 Lone Peak High School 2 mi. 2,211
3.66 Mountain Ridge Junior High School 2 mi. 1,339
3.66 Pleasant Grove Junior High School 2 mi. 1,446
3.33 Lehi High School 3 mi. 1,863

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

Gender

Gender
Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

American Fork High School United States American Fork Junior High School Lehi High School Lone Peak High School Mountain Ridge Junior High School Pleasant Grove Junior High School
White 92.0% 51.6% 88.0% 89.0% 94.0% 93.0% 89.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 6.0% 5.0% 2.0% 2.0% 6.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 2.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 0.8%
Grade 10 35.4%
Grade 11 34.9%
Grade 12 28.8%

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 40 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 5% No

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

  • 17% Great school spirit
  • 14% World class marching band
  • 14% Teachers are understanding
  • 13% Safe, fun atmosphere
  • 12% Variety of subjects taught, including Latin.
  • 11% Many opportunities to be involved
  • 11% Teachers are understanding for the most part.
  • 6% New addition and gym
  • 1% Wonderful computer science classes

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

  • 19% There is a hallway known as "The Birth Canal".
  • 15% Short lunch
  • 12% It's easy to feel excluded if you aren't LDS
  • 11% The auditorium is small with bad acoustics.
  • 11% If you're not in a group its hard to have friends
  • 11% Parking is terrible, there are not enough spaces.
  • 9% Lack of diversity
  • 5% Small Lunchroom
  • 4% There are four separate gymnasiums.
  • 3% As mentioned before, the layout is ridiculous.
  • 0% Attendance Policy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 77% We have one of the top marching bands in the US
  • 12% A lot of the the buildings are new.
  • 8% EVERYONE IS PROUD TO BE A CAVEMAN!
  • 4% It has the worst floor plan I have ever seen.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 28% Big
  • 20% Best school
  • 16% Full
  • 16% Religious
  • 12% Diverse
  • 8% Mormon

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 27% Just be you
  • 23% Don't be afraid to try new things.
  • 15% There is not much diversity
  • 12% Actually do the readings.
  • 12% Listen
  • 8% There will be a lot of cliques and groups
  • 4% Almost everyone is Mormon.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.