Olympus High

Summary:

Olympus High is a public high school in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving 2,123 students in grades 9-12. The school consistently ranks among the top 20-25 high schools in the state, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and strong academic performance that exceeds district and state averages.

Olympus High stands out for its academic excellence, with 60.1% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 31.8% for the Granite District and 45.3% for the state. However, the school's student population is predominantly white (83.09%), with lower percentages of Hispanic (9.7%) and African American (2.07%) students compared to nearby schools like Cottonwood High and Innovations High School. Additionally, Olympus High serves a more affluent student population, with only 15.59% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, significantly lower than the nearby Cottonwood High (49.4%) and Innovations High School (41.64%).

Despite its strong academic performance, Olympus High spends $9,882 per student, which is lower than the nearby Murray High ($10,200) and Cottonwood High ($10,505). This suggests that the school may be able to achieve its high academic results with fewer resources, providing valuable insights into the factors that contribute to educational outcomes in the local community.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4055 S 2300 E
       Salt Lake City, UT  84124


(385) 646-5400

District: Granite District

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 139 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,882 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  24.1 Help
Number of students:  2,123

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.1%
Hispanic:
9.7%
Asian:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.6% Help


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Compare Details Olympus High ranks better than 83.5% of high schools in Utah. It also ranks 2nd among 8 ranked high schools in the Granite District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.1%), Hispanic (9.7%), Asian (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Olympus High is 24.1, which is the 3rd best among 8 high schools in the Granite District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Olympus High is $9,882, which is the 3rd highest among 8 high schools in the Granite District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Olympus High:

SchoolDigger ranks Olympus High 23rd of 139 Utah public high schools. (See Olympus High in the ranking list.)

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Granite District:

SchoolDigger ranks Granite District 74th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Olympus High

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Rank History for all students at Olympus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 45.97 80th 142 43.7%
2009 43.01 94th 148 36.5%
2010 44.89 87th 153 43.1%
2011 41.42 99th 164 39.6%
2012 44.49 95th 166 42.8%
2013 38.70 115th 167 31.1%
2014 60.96 28th 120 76.7%
2015 57.49 42nd 131 67.9%
2016 38.92 81st 129 37.2%
2017 40.09 72nd 125 42.4%
2018 49.12 49th 123 60.2%
2019 80.13 21st 136 84.6%
2021 76.91 20th 129 84.5%
2022 74.63 19th 131 85.5%
2023 76.91 23rd 139 83.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Olympus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 67.39 23rd 84 72.6%
2023 65.04 31st 93 66.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Olympus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.41 22nd 66 66.7%
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Rank History for White students at Olympus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 74.39 18th 123 85.4%
2023 73.54 19th 122 84.4%
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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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Data source: Utah State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for Olympus High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1450 1 21 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1490
1989 1383 4 14 14 3 n/a n/a 0 1418
1990 1323 4 24 16 4 n/a n/a 0 1371
1991 1252 3 21 18 6 n/a n/a 0 1300
1992 1313 2 41 20 8 n/a n/a 0 1384
1993 1391 3 38 27 6 n/a n/a 0 1465
1994 1461 4 34 21 6 n/a n/a 0 1526
1995 1468 5 32 38 1 n/a n/a 0 1544
1996 1468 5 32 38 1 n/a n/a 0 1544
1997 1490 9 35 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1577
1998 1593 7 32 41 4 n/a n/a 0 1677
1999 1517 9 38 46 5 n/a n/a 0 1615
2000 1519 7 37 59 4 n/a n/a 0 1626
2001 1482 10 44 57 2 n/a n/a 0 1595
2002 1400 17 39 57 5 n/a n/a 0 1518
2003 1400 17 39 57 5 n/a n/a 0 1518
2004 1383 8 36 58 5 n/a n/a 0 1490
2005 1327 8 32 49 10 n/a n/a 0 1426
2006 1306 15 46 50 9 n/a n/a 0 1426
2007 1329 17 48 72 11 n/a n/a 0 1477
2008 1333 15 52 85 16 n/a n/a 0 1501
2009 1285 13 53 78 13 n/a n/a 0 1442
2010 1275 23 60 89 15 n/a n/a 41 1503
2011 1255 27 55 92 14 7 4 0 1454
2012 1320 28 64 104 17 10 6 0 1549
2013 1291 40 70 107 19 9 7 0 1543
2014 1318 38 78 109 14 17 8 0 1582
2015 1242 36 75 132 15 17 8 0 1525
2016 1283 35 71 129 10 19 13 0 1560
2017 1255 51 67 154 20 21 9 0 1577
2018 1272 47 68 155 10 20 13 0 1585
2019 1308 39 65 142 4 15 10 0 1583
2020 1332 26 62 122 6 7 13 0 1568
2021 1790 59 72 176 15 12 17 0 2141
2022 1766 52 66 182 12 17 26 0 2121
2023 1764 44 56 206 11 15 27 0 2123

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 Olympus High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1490 70.7 21.0 n/a
1989 1418 65.2 21.7 n/a
1990 1371 62.5 21.9 3.7
1991 1300 54.2 23.9 1.8
1992 1384 53.4 25.9 4.5
1993 1465 58.2 25.2 4.8
1994 1526 59.5 25.6 5.2
1995 1544 72.0 21.4 4.3
1996 1544 72.0 21.4 4.3
1997 1577 66.9 23.6 3.2
1998 1677 66.6 25.2 4.5
1999 1615 72.3 22.3 6.2
2000 1626 74.2 21.9 6.2
2001 1595 36.6 43.6 6.5
2002 1518 61.1 24.8 8.3
2003 1518 61.1 24.8 8.3
2004 1490 57.1 26.1 7.6
2005 1426 53.8 26.5 9.4
2006 1426 59.0 24.2 8.1
2007 1477 52.2 28.3 1.2
2008 1501 57.2 26.2 11.3
2009 1442 30.7 24.6 4.9
2010 1503 59.5 25.2 15.8
2011 1454 56.4 25.7 15
2012 1549 62.0 24.9 20.1
2013 1543 57.0 27.0 29.2
2014 1582 64.8 24.3 12.6
2015 1525 n/a n/a 23.5
2016 1560 n/a n/a 22.3
2017 1577 64.8 24.3 24
2018 1585 n/a n/a 22.1
2019 1583 60.8 26.0 20.5
2020 1568 62.1 25.2 19.8
2021 2141 n/a n/a 19.1
2022 2121 85.6 24.7 15.6
2023 2123 87.7 24.1 15.6

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 Olympus High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1490 70.7 21.0 n/a
1989 1418 65.2 21.7 n/a
1990 1371 62.5 21.9 3.7
1991 1300 54.2 23.9 1.8
1992 1384 53.4 25.9 4.5
1993 1465 58.2 25.2 4.8
1994 1526 59.5 25.6 5.2
1995 1544 72.0 21.4 4.3
1996 1544 72.0 21.4 4.3
1997 1577 66.9 23.6 3.2
1998 1677 66.6 25.2 4.5
1999 1615 72.3 22.3 6.2
2000 1626 74.2 21.9 6.2
2001 1595 36.6 43.6 6.5
2002 1518 61.1 24.8 8.3
2003 1518 61.1 24.8 8.3
2004 1490 57.1 26.1 7.6
2005 1426 53.8 26.5 9.4
2006 1426 59.0 24.2 8.1
2007 1477 52.2 28.3 1.2
2008 1501 57.2 26.2 11.3
2009 1442 30.7 24.6 4.9
2010 1503 59.5 25.2 15.8
2011 1454 56.4 25.7 15
2012 1549 62.0 24.9 20.1
2013 1543 57.0 27.0 29.2
2014 1582 64.8 24.3 12.6
2015 1525 n/a n/a 23.5
2016 1560 n/a n/a 22.3
2017 1577 64.8 24.3 24
2018 1585 n/a n/a 22.1
2019 1583 60.8 26.0 20.5
2020 1568 62.1 25.2 19.8
2021 2141 n/a n/a 19.1
2022 2121 85.6 24.7 15.6
2023 2123 87.7 24.1 15.6

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 Olympus High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $728 (7.4%) $9,153 (92.6%) $9,882

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Olympus High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 21st of 136 High schoolsRanks 23rd of 139 High schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Olympus High)63.460.1
 3.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Granite District)36.331.8
 4.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)49.545.3
 4.2%
10th Grade Mathematics (Olympus High)51.436.6
 14.8%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Granite District)24.415.9
 8.5%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Utah)36.327.7
 8.6%
10th Grade Science (Olympus High)41.836.8
 5%
   10th Grade Science (Granite District)19.222.8
 3.6%
   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 Students15832123
 34.1%
African American3944
 12.8%
American Indian411
 175%
Asian6556
 13.8%
Hispanic142206
 45.1%
Pacific Islander1515
White13081764
 34.9%
Two or More Races1027
 170%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.5%15.6%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Olympus High

Students at Olympus High are 83% White, 10% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 2% African American, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,123 students attended Olympus High.

Olympus High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cottonwood School
Elementary : Crestview School
Elementary : Howard R. Driggs School
Elementary : Rosecrest School
Elementary : William Penn School
Middle : Evergreen Junior High
Middle : Olympus Junior High

Olympus High ranks 23rd of 139 Utah high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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