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Hurricane High School

Public | 10-12

 

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Posted July 24, 2012

I was a Student at Hurricane High School for My Sophomore year and I LOVED It! By Far the best school that I have ever attended in my life. I am so sad to leave Hurricane High School. I have so many great memories there. The Teachers are amazing and I Loved every minute of my time there. The Drama Teacher (Hill) is Awesome! He works Hand in hand with each student and makes sure that you succeed. There are NO cliques! I Loved that there were No Cliques, The Students at Hurricane were so friendly and welcoming to new students. All around I would say that Hurricane High School is an amazing school and I wouldn't hesitate at all to send your child there. Amazing Teachers, Friendly Students, Great Test scores, and all over just a really fun school to attend. The teachers like to get a good kick out of teasing ya but its just for fun and only jokes they would never say anything to offend the students. I Would not think twice about sending your high schooler here. GO TIGERS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2012

MY DAUGHTER IS A GRADUATE FROM THIS SCHOOL SOON TO HAVE MY OTHER TWO FALLOW, THE OVER ALL SCHOOL IS GREAT THE TOWN SUPPORTS EVERY THING THEY DO.. over ALL I WOULD GIVE THIS SCHOOL A 5 IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS AND THE DRAMA TEACHER IS GREAT ..HE REALLY LOVES THE KIDS AND WORKS RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM HAND AND HAND ..IM PROUD TO BE A TIGER SUPPORTER
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2011

I love this school. It is a wonderful environment that supports students progression in any of their desired fields. Students are taught to behave respectfully and to be responsible. The Arts teachers and AP or CE teachers are superb; especially the fantastic drama teacher who has built up student's confidence and dedication time and time again. The principle doesn't get the credit he deserves from many of these reviews. He does care about the success of the students and does a wonderful job. The councilors are friendly and always desirous to help. It is a school that is backed 100% by the community! Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2011

I really enjoyed going to school here. It is a small school with a lot of pride and spirit. The community is very tight knit and although the city council might not be the best the school is wonderful. The teachers are great, but you do have to be willing to put effort in, because as much as they would like teachers are unable to carry all of their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2011

A decent school if you put forth the effort. However, I found the lack of diversity at this school (racial and religious) a distraction many times. Again, it is what you make of it and it has decent academics. I just felt very different at this school, more so than before I moved here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2010

i graduated from HHS a few years ago. I found that the school expects you to live by their specific religous standards. I am not religous at all and found this completely ridiculous. However there are some REALLY great teachers there whom I learned alot from.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2009

Great school with very good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

I love hurricane high school. Its got a lot of great people and teachers but the principal isnt very supportive of the students. As a cheerleader at hurricane high, i dont think our principal has very much pride and spirit in our school especially coming from another school in our district. He's not very friendly or nice to the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2008

My daughter just graduated from Hurricane High School and had a wonderful experience. We moved from northern Nevada two years ago and have found the school to be academically rigorous as well as it offers a wide variety of curriculum choices. The music program is phenomenal as are all the liberal arts programs. The core classes (math, English, science, social science) are outstanding as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My grandson is now asophmore attending Hurricane High as well as the Success academy at Dixie College. Things are going well and now he and one of hi friends are talkinging about different fields in engineering. We received his PSAT scores they were excellent.In order to be elgible for National Merit Scholarsips you must be a Junior in highschool. Since he has taken it as a Sophomore it was great preparation for next years test. Unfortunate more parents and principals don't use this site!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

It has been a wonderful experience for my son to attend this school, he has learned so much. We want to especially thank Mr. Richard Hill for opening a new world of knowledge. My son was taking baby steps in learning, he now has a 4.0 average in all subjects, and comes home daily and shares something new he has learned that day. I want to thank all the teachers and counselors for making this an excellent school of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
12%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
Pre-Algebra

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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School basics

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  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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345 West Tiger Blvd
Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: (435) 635-3280

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