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American Fork High School

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Posted April 28, 2013

The Best School Ever, They Care about the students and that they graduate, they care about your education and what best for you, Im glad that i was able to graduate, they do need to work on the Counseling Department, some of the Counselors they seemed like they didn't want to help the student with graduating, they need to stop making students pay for their Transcripts, they used to send them to the school and give you your transcript but now you have to pay. but in all they are the best school out there
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2012

We are new to this area and live in Lone Peak boundaries. After talking to many other parents and students, we chose to send our children to American Fork High. So happy with our decision. Teachers and counselors couldn't be more helpful and the student body seems very welcoming and friendly. My kids are excelling in challenging classes and thriving at tjs school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

American Fork High School is an excellent school. Not only does it help the average, or below students, I have a child who has ADD, excel in every way they are willing to, but it also has amazing A.P. programs, in Foreign Language, Fine Arts, History, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language, and Science. I have been really impressed with the principal and the administration. The teacher are always willing to help anyone who is willing to put forth the time to learn the material. American Fork High School is, in my opinion, one of the better schools in Utah.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

I transferred my child to this school from Lone Peak. He received the warmest welcome from the teachers and students. This school does well in academics and athletics, and has a very welcoming environment. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

We moved here a year ago after living in Phoenix. I have to say this is average. The school is overcrowded, and not kept up. There is a new wing to the school, but the older halls/classrooms are falling apart. They do have an excellent sports/music programs, but the academic programs is geared towards those students are highly acheiving. Students struggling in school or not at the top of their class are somewhat forgotten. If you are from out of state the students are very unfriendly and it was very difficult for my child to make friends. After receiving almost straight A's in school in Phoenix, he came to American Fork High School and his grades plumeted to a 2.8gpa, mostly due to social issues. Overall, I wouldn't say this school is 'fantastic' only average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

American Fork high school is a fantastic school. The teachers are helpful, knowledgable and reliable and the student body is friendly and welcoming. At American Fork, the faculty goes to many great lengths to make the school an excellent place for learning and growth. We also have very reputable music and drama departments. Overall, I would most definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I think american fork high school is a great pubic high school. The teachers are great, they seem to realy care about their students and their goals. The AP programs are fantasic and the School has an overall amazing pass rate. However, the Principal seems to make very weird decisions regarding the school. She recently dropped the student spirit program the 'cavemen crazies' and is not allowing pep assembly's. Other then the Principal problem American Fork High School is wonderful and i would suggest any parent sending their child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

This school has an excellent academic record. I believe the AP test passing proficiency sits at 86% across the board. The number of AP programs is one of the largest in the State. For the honors English program alone there is a 20 hour project due the beginning of the sophomore year and I believe a 30 hour project due the first day of the Junior year, with expectation to pass the AP test the end of the junior year. These projects are to be completed over the summer. I can t think of another school in the area with this requirement. I have been very impressed with the teachers as well and there willingness to help children understand the concepts taught. I can t think of a time however when my child was allowed to repeat a test. But maybe it is because my child is in the honors program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2005

Very poor quality in academics. Emphasis on sports is greater. Community not academically oriented and thus neither is the school. Very low academic expectations and performance levels expected of students. (And this is compared to 3 other high schools, out of Utah, our children have been in.) For example, students given multiple (2 to 3) chances to retake the same exam; teacher takes the highest one. Homework assignments are simplistic, often focused on 'busy work' and not teaching students to think.
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 87% in 2013.

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 86% in 2013.

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 40% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 40% in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 68% in 2013.

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50%

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19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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86%

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77%

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79%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

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19%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 77%
Hispanic 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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510 North 600 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: (801) 756-8547

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