City Academy Photo #2 - 6 of our students were selected to participate in the Chill program. Chill inspires youth to overcome challenges through board sports.
City Academy Photo #3 - Each student participates in a service learning committee. Pictured is our Yearbook Committee taking photos for the yearbook.
City Academy Photo #4 - Student in Environmental Science prepares a water sample from a local river for testing.
City Academy Photo #5 - Students in their College & Career Awareness course make energy bars during a unit on nutrition. Hands-on and minds-on learning!
City Academy Photo #6 - Teacher and student in Computer Science Principles class. Students are able to earn industry recognized certificates in computer programming and also cyber security.
City Academy Photo #7 - All students use technology to enhance the curricula at City Academy. Each student receives a Chromebook when they arrive and are gifted that Chromebook upon graduation.
City Academy Photo #8 - City Academy has a dynamic visual arts program. We work with all ability levels and provide prolific training from beginners to college level artists.
City Academy serves 135 students in grades 7-12.
City Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Utah state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).
City Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
City Academy's student population of 135 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
Students by Grade
City Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 959 schools in Utah (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of City Academy is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#168 out of 959 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education
I am so thankful that I was able to attend City Academy in high school. Due to the small class sizes, I was able to receive individualized attention from each teacher, helping me to be successful throughout my schooling. Awesome teachers and small class sizes were the best fit for my education.
As a parent of a child who attended City for two years, I would caution any parent considering City. They have a revolving door of teachers, uncaring administration, and cannot individualize education in any way for your child. We have gone back to public school after City and are finding many more opportunities for our child and much more help.
It was a different school in 2011, now it has changed drastically. I went to West High before, where I was bullied and ridiculed, but at City the teachers care. The students rarely pick on one another now. It feels like home when I walk in the doors. They all want you to succeed, unlike other schools. The music program is amazing, as is the theatre program. Our STEM programs are outstanding. We may be little, but this school is fierce!
This school saved my life! I came from a big school, and it ruined me. Made me a shell of a human. City Academy has undergone some serious changes, including firing and hiring new staff members, tweaking the rules, and becoming more involved. The school is amazing, and I recommend it to everyone!
I attended this school for 4 years. Now that I am out of school and trying to find a job, I see how bad an experience this school was for me. It is a disaster!
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