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This is a ranking of the top 50 public high schools in Utah — as listed in the Utah 2012-2013 educational directory — according to Utah Comprehensive Accountability System data.

Under the Utah State Office of Education's UCAS system, ratings are given based on scores from end-of-year Criterion Referenced Tests, which assess student proficiency in math, science and language arts, as well as graduation rates at the high school level.

Each school is scored on a 600-point scale, with 300 points possible in growth and 300 points possible in achievement. The state average, for high schools, is 399/600.

In the area of potential for academic growth, 200 points are possible in all students, and 100 points are possible for below proficient student growth. In achievement, schools are awarded up to 150 points for the percentage of students who are at or above proficient and 150 points for readiness, or the graduation rate calculation.

For further clarification or more detailed reports on individual schools, click here.

The first data under the new system was released in Nov. 2012, for the 2011-2012 school year. At the time, John Jesse, the assessment and accountability director for the Utah State Office of Education, told the Deseret News that parents should not take a below- or above-average score as a sign of total success or failure, but that they should look into what is contributing to the scores and what can be done to help them improve.

"Rather than make judgments, let's ask questions," Jesse said. "Is the school doing something to make that (score) happen?"

The list does not include schools that were given N/A rankings or used an alternative high school accountability report. It also does not include special schools and programs or charter schools.

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50 Enterprise High
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

School district: Washington
Grades tested: 7 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 437/600

Growth points: 217/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 67/100

Achievement points: 220/300
Proficiency: 125/150
Readiness: 96/150

Number of teachers: 27
Enrollment: 393
Minority: 14 percent
English learners: 9 percent
Low income:: 48 percent
Students with disabilities: 13 percent

49 Orem High
http://ohs.alpineschools.org/

School district: Alpine
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 438/600

Growth points: 200/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 67/100

Achievement points: 238/300
Proficiency: 108/150
Readiness: 130/150

Number of teachers: 63
Enrollment: 1,210
Minority: 15 percent
English learners: 3 percent
Low income: 30 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

48 Millard High
http://www.millard.k12.ut.us

School district: Millard
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 439/600

Growth points: 213/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 63/100

Achievement points: 226/300
Proficiency: 96/150
Readiness: 130/150

Number of teachers: 21
Enrollment: 311
Minority: 20 percent
English learners: 6 percent
Low income: 51 percent
Students with disabilities: 21 percent

47 Syracuse High
Kristin Nichols

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 441/600

Growth points: 208/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 233/300
Proficiency: 100/150
Readiness: 133/150

Number of teachers: 85
Enrollment: 1,963
Minority: 14 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 23 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

46 Pine View High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Washington
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 443/600

Growth points: 225/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 75/200

Achievement points: 218/300
Proficiency: 98/150
Readiness: 120/150

Number of teachers: 54
Enrollment: 982
Minority: 23 percent
English learners: 4 percent
Low income: 40 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

45 Morgan High
Tom Smart, Deseret News

School district: Morgan
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 444/600

Growth points: 191/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 58/100

Achievement points: 253/300
Proficiency: 115/150
Readiness: 138/150

Number of teachers: 37
Enrollment: 735
Minority: 6 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 23 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

44 Bonneville High
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

School district: Weber
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 445/600

Growth points: 225/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 220/300
Proficiency: 93/150
Readiness: 127/150

Number of teachers: 85
Enrollment: 1,367
Minority: 23 percent
English learners: 3 percent
Low income: 35 percent
Students with disabilities: 10 percent

43 American Fork High
Rochelle Price

School district: Alpine
Grades tested: 9-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 448/600

Growth points: 208/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 240/300
Proficiency: 112/150
Readiness: 128/150

Number of teachers: 99
Enrollment: 2,087
Minority: 8 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 19 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

42 Murray High
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

School district: Murray
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 449/600

Growth points: 217/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 67/100

Achievement points: 232/200
Proficiency: 105/150
Readiness: 127/150

Number of teachers: 78
Enrollment: 1,505
Minority: 21 percent
English learners: 4 percent
Low income: 27 percent
Students with disabilities: 7 percent

41 Wendover High
August Miller, Deseret News archives

School district: Tooele
Grades tested: 7 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 450/600

Growth points: 250/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 200/300
Proficiency: 69/150
Readiness: 131/150

Number of teachers: 18
Enrollment: 194
Minority: 80 percent
English learners: 41 percent
Low income: 100 percent
Students with disabilities: 17 percent

40 Riverton High
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

School district: Jordan
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 457/600

Growth points: 225/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 232/300
Proficiency: 104/150
Readiness: 128/150

Number of teachers: 85
Enrollment: 2,030
Minority: 10 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 17 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

39 North Summit High

School district: North Summit
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 459/600

Growth points: 208/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 251/300
Proficiency: 116/150
Readiness: 135/150

Number of teachers: 21
Enrollment: 283
Minority: 13 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 35 percent
Students with disabilities: 12 percent

38 Beaver High
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

School district: Beaver
Grades tested: 7-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 459/600

Growth points: 216/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 243/200
Proficiency: 120/150
Readiness: 123/150

Number of teachers: 23
Enrollment: 488
Minority: 15 percent
English learners: 4 percent
Low income: 42 percent
Students with disabilities: 12 percent

37 Mountain Crest High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Cache
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 461/600

Growth points: 208/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 253/300
Proficiency: 117/150
Readiness: 136/150

Number of teachers: 70
Enrollment: 1,640
Minority: 12 percent
English learners: 4 percent
Low income: 32 percent
Students with disabilities: 10 percent

36 Maple Mountain High
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

School district: Nebo
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 464/600

Growth points: 208/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 256/300
Proficiency: 114/150
Readiness: 142/150

Number of teachers: 60
Enrollment: 1,243
Minority: 9 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 22 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

35 Bountiful High
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 465/600

Growth points: 225/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 240/300
Proficiency: 105/150
Readiness: 135/150

Number of teachers: 69
Enrollment: 1,446
Minority: 15 percent
English learners: 3 percent
Low income: 19 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

34 Dixie High
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

School district: Washington
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 466/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 92/100

Achievement points: 224/300
Proficiency: 111/150
Readiness: 113/150

Number of teachers: 56
Enrollment: 1,041
Minority: 18 percent
English learners: 4 percent
Low income: 40 percent
Students with disabilities: 10 percent

33 Tabiona High
Ken Hansen

School district: Duchesne
Grades tested: 7 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 468/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 226/300
Proficiency: 122/150
Readiness: 104/150

Number of teachers: 9
Enrollment: 75
Minority: 1 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 35 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

32 Delta High
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

School district: Millard
Grades tested: 9-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 469/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 227/300
Proficiency: 95/150
Readiness: 123/150

Number of teachers: 34
Enrollment: 589
Minority: 16 percent
English learners: 3 percent
Low income: 42 percent
Students with disabilities: 14 percent

31 Herriman High
Tom Smart, Deseret News

School district: Jordan
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 469/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 150.200
Below proficient: 92/100

Achievement points: 227/300
Proficiency: 102/150
Readiness: 125/150

Number of teachers: 78
Enrollment: 1,879
Minority: 15 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 20 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

30 Northridge High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 469/600

Growth points: 234/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 67/100

Achievement points: 235/300
Proficiency: 107/150
Readiness: 128/150

Number of teachers: 84
Enrollment: 1,789
Minority: 21 percent
English learners: 5 percent
Low income: 30 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

29 Monticello High
Jason Olson

School district: San Juan
Grades tested: 7- 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 471/500

Growth points: 217/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 50/100

Achievement points: 254/300
Proficiency: 121/150
Readiness: 133/150

Number of teachers: 19
Enrollment: 285
Minority: 18 percent
English learners: 8 percent
Low income: 39 percent
Students with disabilities: 12 percent

28 Carbon High
Geoff Liesik, Deseret News

School district: Carbon
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 472/600

Growth points: 234/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 67/100

Achievement points: 238/300
Proficiency: 105/150
Readiness: 133/150

Number of teachers: 33
Enrollment: 596
Minority: 16 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 33 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

27 Manila High
http://www.dsdf.org/mhs.htm

School district: Daggett
Grades tested: 7 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 473/600

Growth points: 200/300
All students: 200/300
Below proficient: N/A

Achievement points: 273/300
Proficiency: 123/150
Readiness: 150/150

Number of teachers: 16
Enrollment: 91
Minority: 10 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 31 percent
Students with disabilities: 10 percent

26 Bryce Valley High
http://bvhs.garfk12.org/

School district: Garfield
Grades tested: 7-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 477/600

Growth points: 234/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 67/100

Achievement points: 243/300
Proficiency: 118/150
Readiness: 125/150

Number of teachers: 10
Enrollment: 130
Minority: 18 percent
English learners: 12 percent
Low income: 53 percent
Students with disabilities: 17 percent

25 Box Elder High

School district: Box Elder
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 477/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 235/300
Proficiency: 103/150
Readiness: 132/150

Number of teachers:65
Enrollment: 1,357
Minority: 11 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 30 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

24 Desert Hills High
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

School district: Washington
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 478/600

Growth points: 225/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 253/300
Proficiency: 124/150
Readiness: 129/150

Number of teachers: 56
Enrollment: 958
Minority: 10 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 25 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

23 Springville High
Jason Olson, Deseret News

School district: Nebo
Grades tested: 8 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 479/600

Growth points: 233/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 246/300
Proficiency: 105/150
Readiness: 141/150

Number of teachers: 66
Enrollment: 1,248
Minority: 15 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 33 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

22 Piute High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Piute
Grades tested: 7 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 480/600

Growth points: 208/300
All students: 133/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 272/300
Proficiency: 128/150
Readiness: 144/150

Number of teachers: 13
Enrollment: 166
Minority: 8 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 61 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

21 Wayne High
www.wayne.k12.ut.us

School district: Wayne
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 481/600

Growth points: 238/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 88/100

Achievement points: 243/300
Proficiency: 106/150
Readiness: 137/150

Number of teachers: 14
Enrollment: 151
Minority: 3 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 44 percent
Students with disabilities: 19 percent

20 Clearfield High
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 482/600

Growth points: 250/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 232/300
Proficiency: 102/150
Readiness: 130/150

Number of teachers: 79
Enrollment: 1,612
Minority: 23 percent
English learners: 5 percent
Low income: 38 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

19 Uintah High
Geoff Liesik, Deseret News

School district: Uintah
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 484/600

Growth points: 267/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 217/300
Proficiency: 91/150
Readiness: 126/150

Number of teachers: 47
Enrollment: 1,133
Minority: 10 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 29 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

18 Woods Cross High
Jeffrey D. Allred

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 485/600

Growth points: 250/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 235/300
Proficiency: 109/150
Readiness: 126/150

Number of teachers: 64
Enrollment: 1,289
Minority: 14 percent
English learners: 3 percent
Low income: 23 percent
Students with disabilities: 7 percent

17 Union High
Scott G Winterton

School district: Duchesne
Grades tested: 9-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 486/600

Growth points: 283/300
All students: 183/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 203/300
Proficiency: 98/150
Readiness: 105/150

Number of teachers: 37
Enrollment: 820
Minority: 19 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 26 percent
Students with disabilities: 11 percent

16 Snow Canyon High
Jud Burkett, The Spectrum

School district: Washington
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 486/600

Growth points: 250/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 236/300
Proficiency: 110/150
Readiness: 126/150

Number of teachers: 54
Enrollment: 1,042
Minority: 19 percent
English learners: 5 percent
Low income: 36 percent
Students with disabilities: 10 percent

15 Westlake High
Tom Smart, Deseret News

School district: Alpine
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 487/600

Growth points: 250/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 237/300
Proficiency 118/150
Readiness: 119/150

Number of teachers: 86
Enrollment: 2,252
Minority: 12 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 29 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

14 Viewmont High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 490/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 75/100

Achievement points: 248/300
Proficiency: 114/150
Readiness: 134/150

Number of teachers: 79
Enrollment: 1,724
Minority: 7 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 16 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

13 Weber High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Weber
Grades tested: 10 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 494/600

Growth points: 242/300
All students: 150/200
Below proficient: 92/100

Achievement points: 252/300
Proficiency: 113/150
Readiness: 139/150

Number of teachers: 95
Enrollment: 1,799
Minority: 11 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 19 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

12 South Sevier High
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

School district: Sevier
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 500/600

Growth points: 275/300
All students: 183/200
Below proficient: 92/100

Achievement points: 225/300
Proficiency: 93/150
Readiness: 132/150

Number of teachers: 26
Enrollment: 428
Minority: 17 percent
English learners: 3 percent
Low income: 49 percent
Students with disabilities: 14 percent

11 Mountain View High
Jason Olson, Deseret News

School district: Alpine
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 505/600

Growth points: 275/300
All students: 183/200
Below proficient: 92/100

Achievement points: 230/300
Proficiency: 109/150
Readiness: 121/150

Number of teachers: 60
Enrollment: 1,365
Minority: 27 percent
English learners: 4 percent
Low income: 41 percent
Students with disabilities: 7 percent

10 Timpanogos High
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

School district: Alpine
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 513/600

Growth points: 267/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 246/300
Proficiency: 117/150
Readiness: 129/150

Number of teachers: 72
Enrollment: 1,391
Minority: 22 percent
English learners: 5 percent
Low income: 30 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

9 Park City High
Tom Smart, Deseret News

School district: Park City
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 515/600

Growth points: 250/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 83/100

Achievement points: 265/300
Proficiency: 125/150
Readiness: 140/150

Number of teachers: 68
Enrollment: 1,013
Minority: 15 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 14 percent
Students with disabilities: 8 percent

8 Pleasant Grove High

School district: Alpine
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 523/600

Growth points: 275/300
All students: 183/200
Below proficient: 92/100

Achievement points: 248/300
Proficiency: 121/150
Readiness: 127/150

Number of teachers: 76
Enrollment: 1,929
Minority: 10 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 25 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

7 Altamont High
http://www.dcsd.org/AltamontHigh.cfm

School district: Duchesne
Grades tested: Grades 7-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 525/600

Growth points: 255/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 88/100

Achievement points: 270/300
Proficiency 120/150
Readiness: 150/150

Number of teachers: 17
Enrollment: 249
Minority: 3 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 17 percent
Students with disabilities: 9 percent

6 Davis High
Ravell Call, Deseret News

School district: Davis
Grades tested: 10-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 527/600

Growth points: 267/300
All students: 167/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 260/300
Proficiency: 116/150
Readiness: 144/150

Number of teachers: 103
Enrollment: 2,301
Minority: 6 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 13 percent
Students with disabilities: 7 percent

5 Duchesne High
Ben Brewer, Deseret News

School district: Duchesne
Grades tested: 7-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 530/600

Growth points: 283/200
All students: 183/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 247/300
Proficiency: 120/150
Readiness: 127/150

Number of teachers: 19
Enrollment: 326
Minority: 7 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 33 percent
Students with disabilities: 14 percent

4 Juab High
Stephanie Rhodes, Deseret News

School district: Juab
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 535/600

Growth points: 300/300
All students: 200/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 235/300
Proficiency: 112/150
Readiness: 123/150

Number of teachers: 32
Enrollment: 700
Minority: 7 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 36 percent
Students with disabilities: 13 percent

3 Richfield High
http://www.richfieldhigh.org/

School district: Sevier
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 550/600

Growth points: 300/300
All students: 200/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 250/300
Proficiency: 115/150
Readiness: 135/150

Number of teachers: 37
Enrollment: 645
Minority: 17 percent
English learners: 2 percent
Low income: 47 percent
Students with disabilities: 14 percent

2 Dugway High
Tom Smart, Deseret News

School district: Tooele
Grades tested: 7-12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 554/600

Growth points: 300/300
All students: 200/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 254/300
Proficiency: 119/150
Readiness: 135/150

Number of teachers: 12
Enrollment: 78
Minority: 33 percent
English learners: 0 percent
Low income: 12 percent
Students with disabilities: 13 percent

1 North Sevier High
http://www.northsevierhigh.org/

School district: Sevier
Grades tested: 9 - 12

State average school performance: 399/600

School performance: 556/600

Growth points: 300/300
All students: 200/200
Below proficient: 100/100

Achievement points: 256/300
Proficiency: 115/150
Readiness: 141/150

Number of teachers: 17
Enrollment: 267
Minority: 6 percent
English learners: 1 percent
Low income: 45 percent
Students with disabilities: 7 percent

Related: The bottom 50 bottom schools in Utah, according to the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System