Cyprus High School in Magna, UT - Niche

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Cyprus High School is a public school in Magna, Utah. It has 1,656 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 52% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 265 reviews written and they have been mixed.

8623 West 3000 South
Magna, UT 84044
(385) 646-5300

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3.5 from 265 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Cyprus has never really had extreme issues with health or safety, but in the case that it did, it would be unprepared or even unable to handle the situation(s) very well.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Cyprus has a lot of sports of which students can be involved with, however at least a quarter of those students, on average, aren't committed to the sport and do not fully stand by or see eye to eye with coach's and/or other players. Cyprus therefore has had a reputation for poor athletic departments recently.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I'm a senior and I've grown very comfortable with the environment, but then again it is filled with subpar students and a couple of trouble makers who occasionally manipulate other students. It's a "black hole" as some fellow students have put it, nevertheless there are students who shine despite the school's tarnished reputation. Cyprus is a work in progress.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most teachers at the Cyprus, notably the AP teachers, have what it takes to effectively teach their classes and maintain a superior level of learning among their students. However, most just barely do enough to keep their classes running smoothly and fail to enrich students' lives.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: In my opinion the security and teaching staff focuses more on irrelevant things. For example, if a teacher who doesn't have or use a hallpass allows you to go to the bathroom, office, career center, etc, they will start to ask questions and won't let do anything; some even make you walk all they way back to the classroom and won't let you go until they hear the teacher say it is okay. This has happened to me many times and it is mostly when the bell is going to ring in about 10-5 minutes.

    However, other problems aren't addressed. I notice people who bring and use drugs and alcohol on school ground, and no one tells them anything. Probably because they staff hasn't noticed. But that is the problem I'm referring to! Isntead of annoying those students who try to succed they should start focusing on the obvious threats, not on the little Latina girl who needed to get a copy of her transcript for a scholarship application at almost the end of school because she didn't want to miss any of her classes and has to take the bus, so she cannot stay after school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Hunter High School 4 mi. 2,124
2.33 Kearns High School 6 mi. 1,553
American Preparatory Academy--Accelerated School 6 mi. 1,311
2.66 Taylorsville High School 9 mi. 1,671
2.33 West Jordan High School 10 mi. 1,701

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Cyprus High School United States American Preparatory Academy--Accelerated School Hunter High School Kearns High School Taylorsville High School West Jordan High School
White 62.0% 51.0% 23.0% 49.0% 53.0% 60.0% 65.0%
Hispanic 29.0% 25.0% 55.0% 36.0% 37.0% 25.0% 24.0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 2.0% 5.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 11.0% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 5.0% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3.0%


Grade 10 37.0%
Grade 11 34.9%
Grade 12 28.1%

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 37 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 32% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 33% School spirit
  • 19% The teachers
  • 15% The Drill Team
  • 12% Teachers are willing to work things out with you
  • 12% Community Support
  • 8% The track/football field.
  • 2% None of these

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 26% There wasn't too much AC in the spring/summer
  • 20% A lot of students give Cyprus a bad reputation
  • 16% Not much motivation
  • 14% Drop-out rates
  • 11% A poor impression of us without looking at our
  • 5% Faculty doesn't put enough effort into students
  • 5% Majority of student body has negative attitude
  • 1% We are a West Side school and that gives people
  • 1% Great teachers and responsible students.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 36 responses

  • 31% Pride and age
  • 28% Its age
  • 6% Humble students and staff
  • 6% Pride,Welcoming, Reputation, School Spirit,Success
  • 3% Some top tier teachers for AP and Honors
  • 3% Clubs abd staff

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 75% Once a Pirate. Always a Pirate.
  • 14% Some good classes, not worth the school pride
  • 8% Im a pirate on a ship and i refuse to sink
  • 3% Pirate born pirate bred I'm a pirate til I'm dead

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 44% Push yourself to take the honors and AP classes.
  • 29% Join AVID to help prepare for greater success
  • 15% Get involved. Join clubs. Support your school.
  • 6% Don't let the school's reputation determine you.
  • 6% Be friendly

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.