American Fork High

Summary:

American Fork High is a public high school serving grades 10-12 in American Fork, Utah, with a student population of 2,412 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school is part of the Alpine School District, which is ranked 29 out of 100 districts in Utah and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

American Fork High consistently ranks among the top high schools in Utah, ranking 20th out of 139 schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's performance on the Utah Aspire Plus assessments is impressive, with 55.2% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, 36.1% in Mathematics, and 51.8% in Science. These scores are significantly higher than the state and district averages. The school's exceptional performance is particularly notable in certain student subgroups, ranking 3rd out of 66 Utah high schools for Hispanic students and 9th out of 93 for low socioeconomic status students.

However, American Fork High has a relatively homogeneous student population, with 83.46% of students identifying as White in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than the nearby schools like Timpanogos High, Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy, and Skyridge High School, which have more diverse student populations. Additionally, the school's per-student spending of $8,219 in the 2018-2019 school year is lower than the nearby schools, which range from $7,343 to $9,138 per student, and it has a higher student-to-teacher ratio of 27:1 compared to the nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 10-12

 510 N 600 E
       American Fork, UT  84003


(801) 610-8800

District: Alpine District

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 139 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,219 Help


Feeder schools for American Fork High:

Elementary:    Barratt School
    Deerfield School
    Forbes School
    Greenwood School
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Middle:    American Fork Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  27.0 Help
Number of students:  2,412

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.5%
Hispanic:
9.9%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.1% Help


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Compare Details American Fork High ranks better than 85.6% of high schools in Utah. It also ranks 2nd among 9 ranked high schools in the Alpine District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.5%), Hispanic (9.9%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at American Fork High is 27. 7 high schools in the Alpine District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at American Fork High is $8,219. 6 high schools in the Alpine District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

American Fork High:

SchoolDigger ranks American Fork High 20th of 139 Utah public high schools. (See American Fork High in the ranking list.)

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Alpine District:

SchoolDigger ranks Alpine District 29th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for American Fork High

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Rank History for all students at American Fork High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 55.28 55th 142 61.3%
2009 52.49 62nd 148 58.1%
2010 51.55 65th 153 57.5%
2011 46.34 89th 164 45.7%
2012 56.50 47th 166 71.7%
2013 72.63 10th 167 94.0%
2014 66.77 21st 120 82.5%
2015 68.75 22nd 131 83.2%
2016 54.77 47th 129 63.6%
2017 64.81 26th 125 79.2%
2018 59.31 24th 123 80.5%
2019 60.42 46th 136 66.2%
2021 59.35 39th 129 69.8%
2022 66.80 29th 131 77.9%
2023 78.50 20th 139 85.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at American Fork High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 96.59 1st 16 93.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at American Fork High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 85.62 9th 84 89.3%
2023 82.05 9th 93 90.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at American Fork High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 78.28 12th 62 80.6%
2023 95.20 3rd 66 95.5%
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Rank History for White students at American Fork High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.03 40th 123 67.5%
2023 72.48 22nd 122 82.0%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for American Fork High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1362 0 11 26 12 n/a n/a 0 1411
1989 1420 0 10 20 15 n/a n/a 0 1465
1990 1517 0 16 21 17 n/a n/a 0 1571
1991 1559 1 34 20 12 n/a n/a 0 1626
1992 1652 0 38 22 11 n/a n/a 0 1723
1993 1792 3 37 25 12 n/a n/a 0 1869
1994 1922 0 19 27 11 n/a n/a 0 1979
1995 2079 3 17 19 8 n/a n/a 0 2126
1996 2079 3 17 19 8 n/a n/a 0 2126
1997 2174 3 21 19 4 n/a n/a 0 2221
1998 1152 4 12 21 2 n/a n/a 0 1191
1999 1129 5 11 24 2 n/a n/a 0 1171
2000 1069 2 8 30 4 n/a n/a 0 1113
2001 1042 6 15 37 5 n/a n/a 0 1105
2002 1227 5 19 45 4 n/a n/a 0 1300
2003 1227 5 19 45 4 n/a n/a 0 1300
2004 1339 2 19 49 5 n/a n/a 0 1414
2005 1418 6 21 69 7 n/a n/a 0 1521
2006 1515 7 25 72 6 n/a n/a 0 1625
2007 1551 10 26 74 10 n/a n/a 0 1671
2008 1709 22 29 86 10 n/a n/a 0 1856
2009 1725 19 35 86 7 n/a n/a 0 1872
2010 1739 15 26 83 8 n/a n/a 39 1910
2011 1817 11 20 80 4 19 3 0 1954
2012 1851 15 27 78 6 21 3 0 2001
2013 1885 21 25 113 4 20 46 0 2114
2014 1860 17 29 125 4 26 52 0 2113
2015 1914 13 24 138 11 23 58 0 2181
2016 2013 15 31 152 9 21 79 0 2320
2017 2050 14 30 171 10 13 72 0 2360
2018 1950 20 21 189 5 16 74 0 2275
2019 1990 18 16 197 4 13 65 0 2303
2020 1976 18 20 193 3 19 70 0 2299
2021 2065 17 19 200 3 23 82 1 2410
2022 1999 10 20 224 8 25 90 0 2376
2023 2013 14 17 239 11 23 95 0 2412

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at American Fork High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1411 65.6 21.5 n/a
1989 1465 70.5 20.7 n/a
1990 1571 66.0 23.8 9
1991 1626 65.8 24.7 8.9
1992 1723 67.0 25.7 9.9
1993 1869 67.6 27.6 8.6
1994 1979 76.6 25.8 10
1995 2126 92.2 23.1 7.5
1996 2126 92.2 23.1 7.5
1997 2221 91.2 24.4 9.3
1998 1191 62.5 19.1 13.4
1999 1171 64.1 18.3 38.3
2000 1113 62.2 17.9 23.5
2001 1105 50.3 22.0 17.4
2002 1300 55.5 23.4 25.2
2003 1300 55.5 23.4 25.2
2004 1414 60.2 23.5 26.6
2005 1521 63.0 24.1 16
2006 1625 86.0 18.9 19.6
2007 1671 70.2 23.8 0
2008 1856 71.2 26.1 8.5
2009 1872 53.6 22.7 14.6
2010 1910 76.6 24.9 21.3
2011 1954 72.9 26.7 20.1
2012 2001 77.9 25.6 20.2
2013 2114 81.5 25.9 29.9
2014 2113 84.6 24.9 20.8
2015 2181 n/a n/a 19.9
2016 2320 n/a n/a 19.4
2017 2360 84.6 27.8 17.2
2018 2275 n/a n/a 16
2019 2303 89.6 25.6 15.8
2020 2299 85.9 26.7 11.9
2021 2410 n/a n/a 11.8
2022 2376 88.1 26.9 11.5
2023 2412 89.1 27.0 13.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio American Fork High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1411 65.6 21.5 n/a
1989 1465 70.5 20.7 n/a
1990 1571 66.0 23.8 9
1991 1626 65.8 24.7 8.9
1992 1723 67.0 25.7 9.9
1993 1869 67.6 27.6 8.6
1994 1979 76.6 25.8 10
1995 2126 92.2 23.1 7.5
1996 2126 92.2 23.1 7.5
1997 2221 91.2 24.4 9.3
1998 1191 62.5 19.1 13.4
1999 1171 64.1 18.3 38.3
2000 1113 62.2 17.9 23.5
2001 1105 50.3 22.0 17.4
2002 1300 55.5 23.4 25.2
2003 1300 55.5 23.4 25.2
2004 1414 60.2 23.5 26.6
2005 1521 63.0 24.1 16
2006 1625 86.0 18.9 19.6
2007 1671 70.2 23.8 0
2008 1856 71.2 26.1 8.5
2009 1872 53.6 22.7 14.6
2010 1910 76.6 24.9 21.3
2011 1954 72.9 26.7 20.1
2012 2001 77.9 25.6 20.2
2013 2114 81.5 25.9 29.9
2014 2113 84.6 24.9 20.8
2015 2181 n/a n/a 19.9
2016 2320 n/a n/a 19.4
2017 2360 84.6 27.8 17.2
2018 2275 n/a n/a 16
2019 2303 89.6 25.6 15.8
2020 2299 85.9 26.7 11.9
2021 2410 n/a n/a 11.8
2022 2376 88.1 26.9 11.5
2023 2412 89.1 27.0 13.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for American Fork High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $231 (2.8%) $7,987 (97.2%) $8,219

Data source: Utah Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on American Fork High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 46th of 136 High schoolsRanks 20th of 139 High schools
 19.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (American Fork High)54.155.2
 1.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Alpine District)51.449.4
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)49.545.3
 4.2%
10th Grade Mathematics (American Fork High)36.936.1
 0.8%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Alpine District)41.729.7
 12%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Utah)36.327.7
 8.6%
10th Grade Science (American Fork High)39.751.8
 12.1%
   10th Grade Science (Alpine District)39.537.6
 1.9%
   10th Grade Science (Utah)3332.2
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students23032412
 4.7%
African American1814
 22.2%
American Indian411
 175%
Asian1617
 6.3%
Hispanic197239
 21.3%
Pacific Islander1323
 76.9%
White19902013
 1.2%
Two or More Races6595
 46.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.8%13.1%
 2.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about American Fork High

American Fork High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Barratt School
Elementary : Deerfield School
Elementary : Forbes School
Elementary : Greenwood School
Elementary : Legacy School
Elementary : Shelley School
Middle : American Fork Junior High

American Fork High ranks 20th of 139 Utah high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at American Fork High are 83% White, 10% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,412 students attended American Fork High.


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