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Pleasant Grove High School

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Posted May 3, 2012

This school is a mix of good and bad. There are many teachers that are willing to work very hard to teach their students, and they have really helped me to succeed, but a lot of them seem somewhat uncaring about their students. The most significant problem to me is the rampant grade inflation at the school. Everyone expects an 'A' for their work, and teachers are pressured by the administration to give them. Teachers who give grades that are earnedget in trouble with the administration. Also, the entire district doesn't weight grades, so many students take easy classes to get a high GPA, hurting kids who take AP classes. On the other hand, extracurriculars are good at this school. I feel that the AP classes and honors classes are normally challenging enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2011

Pleasant Grove High School is an above average high school. There are many caring, committed teachers who go the extra mile. The sports programs is strong for males and females, the music program is excellent, and the drama program is out of this world! (We weren't even able to get a ticket this past show because it sold out more than a week straight!) The office staff is fabulous. Best of all, this school offers concurrent enrollment so students who are interested in accumulating college credits while attending high school may do so. It is very possible for a committed student to graduate high school with an Associates Degree as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

It has the best teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

The person below me obviously isn't a very good student (as you probably saw yourself), and is probably not taking full advantage of the good things that PGHS has to offer. The extracurricular activities are first rate (I'm the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper) and all of the architectural...disadvantages, are currently under construction. Overall Pleasant Grove High School is a great institution and is more than sufficient for any young man or woman's education with the right effort applied.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2007

i am a current student at pleasnt grove. the school is alright but i think there are far more accpetable schools than this. it is way outdated and needs an update terriblay, walking from trailer to trailer is such a pain and drag. the extracurricalur activitys could use a ton of work, as there are not as much, or of great quality compared to other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2006

This is a good public school. I attended my high school years there and had a great academic and social experience.
—Submitted by a former 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 88% in 2013.

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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

Language Arts

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

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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

Language Arts

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

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
52%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Pre-Algebra

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

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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 90% 77%
Hispanic 7% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 26%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band

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  • Baseball
  • Golf
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  • Basketball
  • Golf

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Music
  • Band
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700 East 200 South
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: (801) 785-8700

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