American Fork High School in American Fork-Pleasant Grove Township, UT - Niche

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American Fork High School is a public school in American Fork-Pleasant Grove Township, Utah. It has 2,114 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 430 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

510 N 600 E
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 756-8547

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3.8 from 430 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Every thing is awesome the atmosphere is great just get involded!!!
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved American Fork. Most of my teachers were really great and inspiring and definitely pushed me to keep trying. There are a lot of AP options and extra-curricular activities. People were generally friendly.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: One of the best things about AF High are the teachers. They manage to teach the proper curriculum as well as make you feel like your life matters and teach you valuable life lessons that you can take with even after you graduate. There are a lot of cliques and groups though, but once you get into one, you become part of a family.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's an awkward building with a lot of Mormons, but the people are friendly and the teachers are great. I enjoyed the classes and overall school. I would go back. Don't bring up religion and you'll be fine.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: There are a few things that I don't absolutely love about American Fork, but in general I think it's an incredible school. The student body has such amazing spirit and is so unified. I've never in my life seen another school with as much pride as "Dear Old AF High". And if amazing, kind students aren't enough to make you want to go to school, the teachers and the administration will definitely make you want to go. I struggled with quite a few mental health issues during my junior year. They got so debilitating that I wasn't able to go to many of my classes. However, almost every single teacher and administrator has been SO willing to work with me and to get me caught up and back on track. They're so selfless and so accommodating. The faculty at American Fork High School genuinely cares very deeply about each and every single student. You are extremely well taken care of and you know that you are loved and that you belong.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Lone Peak High School 2 mi. 2,365
3.33 Lehi High School 3 mi. 2,074
3.66 Pleasant Grove High School 4 mi. 1,907
3.66 Mountain View High School 7 mi. 1,312
3.66 Timpanogos High School 8 mi. 1,363

Around American Fork High School

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


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

American Fork High School United States Lehi High School Lone Peak High School Mountain View High School Pleasant Grove High School Timpanogos High School
White 89.0% 51.0% 90.0% 93.0% 69.0% 90.0% 77.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 5.0% 2.0% 23.0% 6.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 0% 1.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


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 51 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 16% Safe, fun atmosphere
  • 15% Great school spirit
  • 14% Teachers are understanding
  • 13% Many opportunities to be involved
  • 13% World class marching band
  • 12% Variety of subjects taught, including Latin.
  • 9% Teachers are understanding for the most part.
  • 7% New addition and gym
  • 1% Lots of opportunities for every interest
  • 1% Wonderful computer science classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 18% There is a hallway known as "The Birth Canal".
  • 14% Short lunch
  • 12% Parking is terrible, there are not enough spaces.
  • 10% If you're not in a group its hard to have friends
  • 10% It's easy to feel excluded if you aren't LDS
  • 9% The auditorium is small with bad acoustics.
  • 9% Lack of diversity
  • 5% Attendance Policy
  • 4% There are four separate gymnasiums.
  • 4% Small Lunchroom
  • 3% As mentioned before, the layout is ridiculous.
  • 3% More support for male sports from student body

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 38 responses

  • 63% We have one of the top marching bands in the US
  • 8% A lot of the the buildings are new.
  • 5% It has the worst floor plan I have ever seen.
  • 3% There is a caring atmosphere.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 24% Big
  • 18% School Pride
  • 18% Best school
  • 15% Religious
  • 12% Full
  • 9% Diverse
  • 6% Mormon

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 27% Just be you
  • 27% Don't be afraid to try new things.
  • 11% There is not much diversity
  • 11% There will be a lot of cliques and groups
  • 11% Actually do the readings.
  • 8% Listen
  • 5% Almost everyone is Mormon.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.