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Highland High School

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Posted February 1, 2013

Highland High is a wonderful school with a great student to teacher ratio and well rounded students.


Posted January 5, 2011

Highland High School is one of the best schools in this valley! We have great teachers, great coaches, great students, and a excellent administration! GO RAMS
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2010

Great education. A lot of effort put into a great balanced education0
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It has great teachers and students who get along and work with each other despite all their differences.


Posted September 6, 2009

Highland High is a great school. But needs a new football coach!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Highland high school what can i say i love this school from the oldest teacher who have been working there to the new ones. This school so diversed and the spirit week assembly is the most funnest assembly of the year! to freak east! amazing! highland high is a place where we come not only to just get an education but also meet new wonderful people! i am i junior graduating next year and its been so amazing! we dont have cliques like east and west and surely do not haze like they do!!!!! are school we like to mingle and just have fun but also get an education! all my older sibblings came here and now i am the last! we have so many extra curricular and so many clubs!!!! so i say before you take your kids to east or west!!! come see what highland has to offer!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2008

Highland is a great place of learning and meeting new people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2008

I have one finishing this year and one more to go the next. More or less the school has been good and I am a big beliver that you get out what you put in. But a lot of the last 4 years there were no books or they were very old (district or school issue?) A lot of the teachers do not take control of the classrooms and the ones that do, are so full with the students trying to get an education. Overall they seemed to be safe and most of the kids were great. I have seen both sides private and public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

Highland High is wonderful, I love it! It has a lot of people, and wonderful sports! I've never been happier...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

Highland High is an excellent place for your student to grow and mature to an adult. There are many activities for them to join and it will be the best and most important 4 years of their lives, so enroll at Highland if you want your kid to have a great highschool experience
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2006

Highland High is on the cutting edge of public education. Students have so many opportunities in so many areas! The recent addition of a world-class art gallery in the very center of the school is breath-taking. Three beautiful glass walls enclose some of the best quality student work around. Academics are first class and AP programs abound. My students have had a great experience so far and have great expectations for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

I am amazed at the quality of fine arts staff and their dedication to their students. Congratulations on just being named the SLCSD Fine Arts Academy. My child has had an excellent experience there and has a 4.0 with AP and Honors classes galore to choose from. 'Newsweek' magazine named it one of the top 100 schools in the country. We have a deep tradition of school spirit and a great football and rugby team. I am proud to have all of my children attend such a diverse, academically challenging high schoool. Go rams! We love the enthusiasm of the new school administration. How many principals do you know who would dress up in a scottish kilt and cheer with the cheer leaders? The kids love him! He is fun and strict with dress code and truancy. What a nice balance. Lori smith
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2004

Since the addition of a brand-new administration at Highland High, everything has improved. No one gets away with skipping class, it's a safer environment and I've never seen more school spirit in my life. Highland High is definitely one of the best schools out there now that things have changed for the better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2004

Highland High is one of the worst schools i have ever ben to. Safety in this school is low, there are kids slufing 24/7, walking down the halls and yelling out stuff while classes are in progress. And nobady seems to care for all of this, I mean there are classes so big that you can walk out of the cllass and teacher would never notice. I know all of this becuze I went to this school, and if you are planning to put your kid in this school I wouldnot reccomend to do so.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2003

textbooks outdated, inadequate funding from government, teachers salaries too low( you get what you pay for) rudeness and intolerance abound.(Must come from the top) Utah spends more money on paving roads then it does on education.
—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 88% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
12%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
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 63% 77%
Hispanic 21% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 54%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2166 South 1700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: (801) 484-4343

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