Herriman High

Herriman High
 About Herriman High

Herriman High School opened its doors in the fall of 2010 to students from the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley.  The school is a beautiful two-level facility, situated on a 50-acre campus, with views of the Salt Lake Valley and mountain ranges to the east and west.  Since opening, Herriman High has been laying a foundation for academic excellence, diversified clubs, athletic achievements, and rich traditions.

Herriman Mustangs CrestHerriman High School is dedicated to building a cohesive learning community. Our purpose is to provide students with a high quality education, preparing them to thrive in a dynamic society as caring, creative and responsible adults.

  • Currently, 2,784 students are enrolled at Herriman High School and we anticipate the enrollment to increase rapidly for many years to come.
  • At this time our student-to-teacher ratio is 27.5:1.
  • Herriman High School employs a well-trained staff of 205 people, including 109 teachers.
  • Students must earn at least 27 credits, pass competency tests in basic skills and meet attendance requirements in order to graduate. The average student GPA is 3.324.  Our inaugural graduation rate was 92.0%, and remains among the highest in the state.
  • We offer 235 courses at Herriman High School, 38 of these courses are audition courses.
  • We offer 18 Advanced Placement and/or 17 Concurrent Enrollment classes at Herriman, where students have the opportunity to earn college credit.  968 students are currently enrolled in these advanced classes.
  • Students have the opportunity to access technology and demonstrate their technical skills through activity in vocational student organizations.
  • A nutritious breakfast and hot lunch program is available to all students.
  • Bus service is provided for all students living two miles or more from school.
  • The school works cooperatively with the community through the School Community Council (SCC), a variety of committees, and PTSA volunteer activities.
  • A few of the traditions we have pioneered include: Hearts of Gold, Senior Sunrise, a community Barbeque in August, College Day, Take Action Night, the CURE anti-bullying coalition.

As our community continues to grow, we look forward to building new relationships and creating traditions that will last for generations.

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 Board 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.

Test Subject 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Language Arts 51.3% 39.3% 37.7% 44.0%
Science 52.0% 44.7% 33.6% 41.9%
Mathematics 40.7% 30.5% 25.2% 33.9%

School Accountability Report Cards
School Accountability Report Cards are issued for each public school once a year by the State of Utah.  The 2017-18 school year marks the first report card under this new accountability system.  Elementary and middle school report cards have four main grade categories: achievement, growth, English learner progress, and growth of the lowest 25%.  High schools have one additional grade category entitled postsecondary readiness.  For the 2017-18 school year, achievement and growth scores are calculated from the statewide end-of-year SAGE assessment.  In future years, achievement and growth will be calculated from the new Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment. (RISE) assessment for grades 3-8 and the Utah Aspire Plus assessment for grades 9-10.  The English learner progress category score is calculated from the annual administration of the WIDA test, which assesses students’ language proficiency in English.  For high schools, the postsecondary readiness score is calculated from 11th grade performance on the ACT, advanced coursework performance, and graduation rates.  The state’s School Accountability Report Cards are intended to inform educators, parents, and community stakeholders about school performance as they work collaboratively to improve student outcomes.

Category 2017-18
Achievement 23
Growth 14
ELL Progress 6
Growth of the Lowest 25% 11
Postsecondary Readiness 58

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.

Composite 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
School 20.0 20.3 20.7 21.0
District 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.6
Utah 20.2 20.2 20.3 20.4
National 21.0 20.8 21.0 20.8

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.

% Passing 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
School 71 71 68 67
District 71 67 66 70
Utah 67 66 68 68
National 57 58 60 58
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