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Timpanogos High School

Public | 10-12 | 1392 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

THS is an excellent school. Every year it is in the top five academic schools for the state of Utah. I have had two students that graduated and one more who will begin this fall. THS has a great AP program. My, son graduated with 48 AP credits. Mrs. Crandall and Mr. Nagro are excellent in the English department. Mr. Eastman has been an asset to counseling department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

This is the best high school. I love Principal Murphy. The National Honor Society does so much great community service. The English teachers are amazing. Mr. Eastman is a great counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2012

I am a former student of THS, and even though it's been 12yrs since I've attended school there the THS I remember was always focused on the success of their students. I was not one of the rich students or an academic achiever or involved in any extra curriculars or a trouble maker. However all of my teachers knew exactly who I was by name and face, alot of the administration as well, if my mom called the school to find out what could be done to help me out my counselor would meet with her and figure out what I could do to improve myself. One of the things that my counselor did was make me TA for my geometry class for math credit because I always struggled with math(and still do)


Posted October 8, 2010

Cons: Attendance personnel are rude and defensive. Teachers who compete for the same students often do NOT get along -- and the kids are the pawns in their career strategies. Tons of senior preference, as opposed to promoting excellence. Faculty gets 60% vote for student council. Student vote -- at 40% -- is a sham, but most kids think they are really voting their class officers. Scheduling is a JOKE. Faculty too entrenched in typical, mediocre public school mindset and tend to be inflexible about new ideas and alternative education. Instead of embracing things that server STUDENTS, they are more concerned about control/power. Too much twaddle. Pros: Nice building, well kept and clean. Principal regularly walks the halls and knows many kids by name (although not many of the reserved ones who could probably use the recognition more). Many AP classes offered. Pretty good academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Love the principal - he's done great things with the school. Excellent academics and lots of students passing AP exams. Great, supportive atmosphere. Beautiful school, beautiful setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Attendance personal are very rude and the attendance policy is very strict. There is an 'arc' class that you have to attend 2 hrs of for every absence. The overall school is ok but I would consider attending another high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Love this School! All the teachers rock! There are few, if not any, cliques. THS ROCKS!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

Awsome!!! I love it here! Eveyone is nice, and there are none of those quliks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2010

I'm a student at the school, and I just have to say that out new principal, Mr. Murphy, is fantastic, and he does one of the best jobs I have ever seen. He's very encouraging and is a fantastic administrator.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2010

Timpanogos is a great high school. It has a rep as a rich school but I have never really seen this nor has my child ever told me she feels that way. There are a lot of ways for kids to get involved and the teachers really seem to care. Given there are a couple teachers who care more then others. but over all it's a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

Timpanogos HS is lacking when it comes down to academics and no longer offers very many distance education classes or concurrent enrollment. another disappointment was the environment, as a student coming in from a non wealthy family it was quite easy to feel out of place. the school is not very diverse at to say in the least.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

Two of my kids have attented (one is still there) Timpanogos HS and I have been very impressed with the administration and staff. The counseling dept. in particular has been very helpful. I'm disappointed as a parent that others do not see the THS offers a full academic program with excellent student activities for our kids. Our kids must make the most out of their opportunities to be successful. As a parent, we send our kids off each morning in the hope that they will learn and be safe. THS does a good job with most and the Principal should receive credit for creating this environment. My suggestion to parents is to visit some of the SL schools and see how well THS does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

Three of my children attended Timpanogos High School. Generally, the school lacks good leadership, the teachers are mediocre, and emphasis is too great in extracurricular activities. The attendance policy adopted last year is vague and undefined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

Awesome! There are so many clubs to choose from and the students probably have the most school spirit I've ever seen! The sports are great and the school is always clean. It has a great atmosphere!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

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

Algebra I

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
35%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
58%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
Earth Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Pre-Algebra

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

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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 80% 78%
Hispanic 16% 15%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • 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
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1450 North 200 East
Orem, UT 84057
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