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Provo High School

Public | 7-12 | 1694 students

 
 

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Posted March 7, 2013

My 15 yr old step son goes to Provo High. I am not impressed at all so far in the lack of communication we have with the school about his grades. The laws in Utah are way to relaxed and it only rewards laziness. My husband and I know what our son is capible of and the school is not holding him to the same standards at all. When he was with us he was on the honor roll and he has done nothing but struggle with no communication as to why and what areas need to be worked on. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2013

I attended here for all 4 years of high school. I found that a school is what you make of it. The teachers I had were knowledgeable. The programs that I participated in were top programs in the state. I found if there was something that you wanted to do and work on there was a teacher there that'd help you to achieve that.


Posted May 14, 2009

I attended this school during my Junior and Senior years of high school, and I was unsatisfied with my experience. The Honors Spanish class I took didn't assign homework or even have textbooks. Many of the students were superficial, and I had a hard time making friends (but I think that's probably most high schools). Most of the staff was not helpful at all, except for my counselor and the woman in charge of concurrent enrollment (Jeri). The school did have concurrent enrollment, and distance education, which afforded me with the opportunity to take college classes and get my associate's degree a year ahead of my peers. This was one of the only things I enjoyed about the experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2009

Outstanding school in my opinion! Just like any other, it depends on what the child desires and want to accomplish. Provo High offers all kinds of opportunities for the students but students have to be AMBITIOUS enough to go for it. My kids were involved in leadership, sports, AP and Honor classes and all kinds of enriching activities. They excelled academically and received scholarships to great universities. Parental involvement could be better and so could teacher accessibility. I get involved early in the school year so that seems to set the tone with the teachers. As far as diversity is concerned, it all depends on how well adjusted the kid is. My two students are African Americans. There are only a handful of African Americans at Provo High yet my kids still did very well. They respect themselves so others treated them with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

I currently go to the school. I feel very judged. Not manyu different beliefs are accepted through out stuedents! i feel very discriminated there! not much help and support.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2005

I have had five children attend Provo High School. All five excel academically, but have found it is an uphill battle if a child has a high IQ coupled with depression, bipolar disorder or any nontraditional 'disability' that interferes with daily functioning. PHS provides excellent support for highly motivated and academically excelling students. They provide a variety of extracurricular activities, opportunities for school involvement, great counselors and some tremendous teachers. Overall terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2005

There is no doubt that Provo High is very safe and has been safe for a very long time. However to say it is perfect is not exactly true. The better thing about Provo High School is that it is one of the most diverse schools in the area, however you still cannot categorize the school as diverse. The teachers do a good job, but many of them do not do the best. Parent involvement is excellent, but I feel there needs to be a better teacher involvement. More of the teachers need to work their hardest in giving each and every student and adequate amount of education in order to survive the future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2005

Provo High School is a very safe and inclusive school. One of its greatest strengths is that students from all economic and racial backgrounds are accepted and included. It is not elitist! I have found the teachers to be well qualified, caring and innovative in teaching. We curently have a bright, ambitious and very capable principal. Provo High has been a great school for my children. They have been well prepared for college entrance exams, college level work as well as being kind, caring adults.
—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 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school 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 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school 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 88% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
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 87% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
80%

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79%
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

Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

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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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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29%

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31%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
29%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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64%

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67%

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70%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
35%

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76%
Earth Science

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
54%

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48%

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51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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56%

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44%

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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82%

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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 65% 77%
Hispanic 28% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1125 North University Ave
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: (801) 373-6550

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