American Fork High School in American Fork, UT - Niche

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American Fork High School is a public school in American Fork, Utah. It has 2,113 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 440 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 440 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love American Fork High School. Although it's just another high school, which most kids don't like, it's a pretty good one! I love all the teachers here. They all really try to reach out to me and to other kids as well. I don't feel embarrassed or anything if I have questions. I honestly know that they are there to help me. Along with the teachers, I also love my counselor and the people at the front desk. They are all so nice and I love talking to them. The sports are also great and are so fun to be a part of. High school has been a good experience so far.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: This school is extremely clique-ish and religiously oriented. If you don't play sports or fit into the majority's definition of acceptable you will be doomed to be an outlier forever.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I loved how some of the teachers treated me. But, I didn't like the bell schedule and how early school started. I also didn't like how there were a lot of clicks and groups.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The overall experience with the school was fine. It was not something that I would necessarily change if I could do it over. I was worried my Sophomore year about friends, and cliques. But, as I continued to attend the school I realized that everyone just needs to be themselves. The school is unique because of its diversity. It isn't ruled by just one clique. There are so many different types of people and if you just be yourself there is a place for you at American Fork High School. I would choose it again but if I could do it all over again I would come out of my shell earlier and just be myself. People like it when you are real and I figured that out pretty late. My favorite experience was on the High School Soccer Team. We bonded and we were a family. Every girl was unique and different but we loved them anyway and it was amazing. Incredible actually.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The student support is growing more and more every year.

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4.00 Lone Peak High School 2 mi. 2,358
3.33 Lehi High School 3 mi. 2,248
4.00 Pleasant Grove High School 4 mi. 1,964
4.00 Mountain View High School 7 mi. 1,305
4.00 Timpanogos High School 8 mi. 1,376

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

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 88.0% 51.0% 88.0% 93.0% 65.0% 85.0% 75.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 6.0% 2.0% 26.0% 8.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 0.0%
Grade 10 34.5%
Grade 11 34.1%
Grade 12 31.4%

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 60 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 17% Great school spirit
  • 16% Safe, fun atmosphere
  • 12% Many opportunities to be involved
  • 12% World class marching band
  • 12% Teachers are understanding
  • 12% Variety of subjects taught, including Latin.
  • 8% Teachers are understanding for the most part.
  • 8% New addition and gym
  • 2% Lots of opportunities for every interest
  • 1% Wonderful computer science classes
  • 1% Opportunities to earn college credit.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 16% There is a hallway known as "The Birth Canal".
  • 15% 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
  • 8% Lack of diversity
  • 8% The auditorium is small with bad acoustics.
  • 7% Attendance Policy
  • 4% There are four separate gymnasiums.
  • 3% Small Lunchroom
  • 3% More support for male sports from student body
  • 2% As mentioned before, the layout is ridiculous.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 47 responses

  • 60% We have one of the top marching bands in the US
  • 6% A lot of the the buildings are new.
  • 4% It has the worst floor plan I have ever seen.
  • 2% There is a caring atmosphere.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 23% Big
  • 21% School Pride
  • 14% Religious
  • 14% Best school
  • 12% Full
  • 9% Diverse
  • 5% Mormon
  • 2% A family

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 26% Just be you
  • 26% Don't be afraid to try new things.
  • 13% There is not much diversity
  • 11% There will be a lot of cliques and groups
  • 9% Almost everyone is Mormon.
  • 9% Actually do the readings.
  • 7% Listen

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% 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.