2166 S 1700 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Highland High School serves 1,683 students in grades 9-12.
Highland High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Highland High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

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School Overview

Highland High School's student population of 1,683 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,683 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Highland High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#327 out of 959 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
24%
17%
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Black
4%
1%
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White
58%
74%
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Hawaiian
4%
2%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,683 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in UT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 10%)

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