Copper Hills High

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About Copper Hills High

Copper Hills High School is situated just east of the Oquirrh Mountains in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley. This modern educational facility opened its doors in the fall of 1995 and currently serves over 2,500 students. CHHS is proud to offer a clean, safe, and inviting educational environment focused on the continued improvement of student learning. The school’s comprehensive improvement efforts are data-driven and reflect the interests and concerns of each stakeholder group. Copper Hills features the district’s most progressive community approach to public education and has since established itself as a model-school for the study of smaller learning communities.

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Dedicated teachers, counselors, and administrators at CHHS work diligently to prepare graduates with the skills necessary to communicate clearly, work collaboratively, and think critically in today’s competitive workforce.

  • Copper Hills High School is pleased to serve 2,506 students representative of an ethnically diverse community. Enrollment is expected to increase over the next several years as land continues to be developed to the west.
  • The school operates on a rotating A/B block schedule consisting of 84 minute class periods. This modified eight period schedule provides the opportunity for students to earn additional elective credits.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 28.5 although actual class sizes may vary.
  • CHHS serves nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch daily. Free and reduced-price lunches are also available to those who qualify.
  • The special education team is committed to providing exceptional service for all students with special needs.
  • Copper Hills welcomes parent volunteers and values relationships built with the local business community.
  • The Jordan Applied Technology Center is just a short drive from campus and offers hands-on technical training in a variety of vocations.
  • CHHS is proud to offer 38 courses where students may generate college credit through an AP Exam or Concurrent Enrollment.
  • Copper Hills maintains the district’s highest AP pass ratio.
  • Several CHHS students/organizations/teams have been recognized at both state and national levels.
Student Achievement

SAGE
The Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3. SAGE assessments provide questions that assess students’ ability to apply higher-order thinking skills and better emulate real tasks students may encounter in education and in life.

SAGE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Office of Education. SAGE assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready for college and careers upon completion of secondary school.

PACE
PACE is an acronym given to Utah’s 2013 ten-year education and economic development plan. The plan includes four main components: Prepare young learners, Access for all students, Complete certificates and degrees, and Economic success (PACE). PACE Accountability Reports provide information regarding a school’s progress towards achieving components of the Governor’s education and economic development plan.

In lower and middle grades, PACE Accountability Reports display information regarding kindergarten readiness and SAGE assessment results for grades 3, 6, and 8. At the high school level, SAGE reports include graduation rates, ACT results, and college credit earned concurrent enrollment, advanced placement (AP), career and technical education (CTE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

American College Test (ACT)
The ACT includes testing in the areas of Math, Science, Reading and English. Scale scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and for the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Year
School
Composite
District
Composite
Utah
Composite
National
Composite
2011-12
19.4
20.1
20.7
21.1
2012-13
19.6
20.3
20.7
20.9
2013-14
19.8
20.3
20.8
21.0

Advanced Placement Test (AP)
Advanced Placement classes are college-level classes offered at the high school campus. Advanced Placement is a national program administered by the College Board. Many colleges and universities around the nation award credit based on scores from the AP Exams.

Year
School
% Passing
District
% Passing
State
% Passing
Nation
% Passing
2011-12
63
68 69 61
2012-13
63
68 68 61
2013-14
68
71 68 61
Boundary Description

Begin at the west county line and approx. 6600 S.; east along approx. 6600 S. (south side) to approx. 4250 W.; southeast along 4250 W. (east side of the airport property, west side) to 4000 W.; south along 4000 W. (west side) to 9400 S.; west along 9400 S. (north side) to 4800 W.; north along 4800 W. (east side) to Old Bingham Hwy.; southwest along Old Bingham Hwy. (north side) to 10200 S. (approx. 6000 W.); west along 10200 S. (Old Bingham Hwy. north side) to the Mining Railroad (approx. 8600 W.); south along the Mining Railroad (west side) to the D&RGW Railroad (approx. 10450 S.); west along the D&RGW Railroad (north side) to the west county line; north along the west county line (east side) to 6600 S.