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2023 Best High Schools in Utah

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What High School Paths Does Utah Provide?

Utah is home to 393 high schools, a 5% increase over the national average, which is quite impressive. This means students in Utah have more options when it comes to their education. The overall average grade for the state is B–, matching the national average.

In total, 80% of Utah's high schools are public and they have an average rating of B. Of those 316 schools, the majority are traditional public schools (244). Around 59% of those traditional public schools sit above the national average, so there's still 144 such schools that are considered better than normal.

Moving on to other public high school alternatives, there are 69 charter schools, 70% of which exceed the national average in quality. Of the 3 magnet high schools, 1 earned above average marks.

In terms of private high schools, there are 49 in total (roughly 12% of all schools). With a median rating of A, about 29% of Utah's private schools are rated above the national average. About 29% of private high schools in Utah are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 11. There are also 7 all-boys and 8 all-girls options.

Many of the high schools are also beginning to increase their online offerings, but as of now just 13 are offered online (just 3% of all schools).

Top 25 Best High Schools in Utah

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#1 Best High School in Utah

The Waterford School

Sandy, UT

private

School Status

1,025

Students

7:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

K-12

Grade Levels

#2 Best High School in Utah

Rowland Hall

Salt Lake City, UT

private

School Status

1,030

Students

9:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

K-12

Grade Levels

#3 Best High School in Utah

Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

Lindon, UT

charter

School Status

607

Students

null:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

6-12

Grade Levels

#4 Best High School in Utah

No. Ut. Academy for Math Engineering & Science

Layton, UT

charter

School Status

740

Students

null:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

9-12

Grade Levels

#5 Best High School in Utah

Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

Orem, UT

charter

School Status

556

Students

15:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

9-12

Grade Levels

#6 Best High School in Utah

Beehive Science & Technology Academy

Sandy, UT

charter

School Status

312

Students

null:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

6-12

Grade Levels

#7 Best High School in Utah

Skyline High School

Salt Lake City, UT

public

School Status

2,104

Students

null:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

9-12

Grade Levels

#8 Best High School in Utah

Judge Memorial Catholic High School

Salt Lake City, UT

catholic

School Status

720

Students

12:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

9-12

Grade Levels

#9 Best High School in Utah

Itineris Early College High School

West Jordan, UT

charter

School Status

394

Students

19:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

9-12

Grade Levels

#10 Best High School in Utah

Lincoln Academy

Pleasant Grove, UT

charter

School Status

881

Students

null:1

Student-Teacher Ratio

K-12

Grade Levels

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