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About This School

Provo High School is a public high school in Provo. 1,720 students attend Provo High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 40% of the 1,720 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Provo High School is 20:1. Discovery Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 65%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Hispanic 27% 27%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 52%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My 15 yr old step son goes to Provo High. I am not impressed at all so far in the lack of communication we have with the school about his grades. The laws in Utah are way to relaxed and it only rewards laziness. My husband and I know what our son is capible of and the school is not holding him to the same standards at all. When he was with us he was on the honor roll and he has done nothing but struggle with no communication as to why and what areas need to be worked on. Very disappointed.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended here for all 4 years of high school. I found that a school is what you make of it. The teachers I had were knowledgeable. The programs that I participated in were top programs in the state. I found if there was something that you wanted to do and work on there was a teacher there that'd help you to achieve that.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended this school during my Junior and Senior years of high school and I was unsatisfied with my experience. The Honors Spanish class I took didn't assign homework or even have textbooks. Many of the students were superficial and I had a hard time making friends (but I think that's probably most high schools). Most of the staff was not helpful at all except for my counselor and the woman in charge of concurrent enrollment (Jeri). The school did have concurrent enrollment and distance education which afforded me with the opportunity to take college classes and get my associate's degree a year ahead of my peers. This was one of the only things I enjoyed about the experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    Outstanding school in my opinion! Just like any other it depends on what the child desires and want to accomplish. Provo High offers all kinds of opportunities for the students but students have to be AMBITIOUS enough to go for it. My kids were involved in leadership sports AP and Honor classes and all kinds of enriching activities. They excelled academically and received scholarships to great universities. Parental involvement could be better and so could teacher accessibility. I get involved early in the school year so that seems to set the tone with the teachers. As far as diversity is concerned it all depends on how well adjusted the kid is. My two students are African Americans. There are only a handful of African Americans at Provo High yet my kids still did very well. They respect themselves so others treated them with respect.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently go to the school. I feel very judged. Not manyu different beliefs are accepted through out stuedents! i feel very discriminated there! not much help and support.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had five children attend Provo High School. All five excel academically but have found it is an uphill battle if a child has a high IQ coupled with depression bipolar disorder or any nontraditional 'disability' that interferes with daily functioning. PHS provides excellent support for highly motivated and academically excelling students. They provide a variety of extracurricular activities opportunities for school involvement great counselors and some tremendous teachers. Overall terrific school.

  • (8 years ago)

    There is no doubt that Provo High is very safe and has been safe for a very long time. However to say it is perfect is not exactly true. The better thing about Provo High School is that it is one of the most diverse schools in the area however you still cannot categorize the school as diverse. The teachers do a good job but many of them do not do the best. Parent involvement is excellent but I feel there needs to be a better teacher involvement. More of the teachers need to work their hardest in giving each and every student and adequate amount of education in order to survive the future.

  • (9 years ago)

    Provo High School is a very safe and inclusive school. One of its greatest strengths is that students from all economic and racial backgrounds are accepted and included. It is not elitist! I have found the teachers to be well qualified caring and innovative in teaching. We curently have a bright ambitious and very capable principal. Provo High has been a great school for my children. They have been well prepared for college entrance exams college level work as well as being kind caring adults.

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