Best High School in Utah

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 03, 2018

USA Today published Best Public High Schools in Every State and Park City High School is the best in the state of Utah. To determine the best public high school in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed rankings for all public schools from school and neighborhood data clearinghouse Niche. Data on rank, number of students, student-teacher ratio, average graduation rate, average SAT score, average ACT score, and AP enrollment also came from Niche. Data on the ratio of students to teachers by state came from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Across the country, just over 80% of students graduate, 4.9% of students enroll in Advanced Placement classes, and the average SAT score is a little over 1000 out of 1600. In some of the nation’s top public schools, virtually all students graduate, AP enrollment is well above 70%, and average SAT scores are above 1400.Park City High School has 1,131 students with a student-teacher ratio of 19:1 and an average SAT: 1240 making it best in the state of Utah. To read the entire article click here.

The latest edition of the Welcome to Park City guide is now available. This 24 page guide is an excellent resource for Park City real estate and is easily accessible in digital format. Click here to enjoy the digital and interactive guide. Park City is the place to be. Named ‘The Best Town in America’ by Outside Magazine, the small resort town of Park City is situated in the middle of the mighty Wasatch range in the Rocky Mountains and is known for hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, world-class skiing, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, and the Sundance Film Festival. Park City and the surrounding areas of East Summit County, the Heber Valley, and the Jordanelle provide a panorama of outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, biking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, worldclass skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, and so much more. From award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, exceptional art galleries, historical theaters, and concert venues, Park City has no shortage of arts, culture, and activities. This guide is your introduction to Park City, the surrounding areas, and the adventures that await.

The Park City School District

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Aug 31, 2016

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One of the reasons families move to Park City is the Park City School District. The District offers a child care center, preschool, full day kindergarten at each of the four elementary schools, middle school, junior high and a nationally ranked high school. Business Insider ranked the Park City School District as the best school district in Utah with Academics and Teachers receiving an A+. The teacher to student ratio is 20:1 with spending on students higher than average at $12,870 per year. Each level of education offers new programs to students including 1st graders learning computer coding, high school students volunteering in Cuba and all students grades 6th -12th receiving laptops during the academic school year.

Here are the Park City public schools:

Jeremy Ranch Elementary School Neighborhoods include: Jeremy Ranch, Hidden Cove, Summit Park, Timberline, Upper Pinebrook, Elk Meadows, Southridge, The Trails at Jeremy Ranch, and NW of Red Hawk Trail and Red Hawk Court.

McPolin Elementary School Neighborhoods include: Deer Valley, The Aerie, Solamere, McCleod Creek, Park Meadows, Prospector, Kearns Boulevard east of Bonanza/Monitor intersection, Old Town and Ridge View.

Parley's Park Elementary School Neighborhoods include: Ironhorse, Aspen Springs, Albertson's (Kearns Boulevard west of Bonanza/Monitor intersection), Iron Canyon, Snow Country, Thaynes Canyon, The Colony at White Pine Canyon, The Canyons Resort area, Northshore, Southshore, Sun Peak, Silver Springs, Bear Hollow, Park West Village, Ranch Place, part of Old Ranch Road (from SR 224 to 901 Old Ranch Road), Snyder's Mill, Brook Hollow, Cottages, Cedar Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Elk Run, High Meadows, Horse Thief, Pinebrook Point, Quarry Junction and Ranch Condos.

Trailside Elementary School Neighborhoods include: Powderwood, Kimball Junction, Spring Creek, Black Hawk, Silver Creek, Canyon Creek, Bitner Road, Goshawk Ranch, Redstone, Silver Summit, Highland Estates, Park Ridge Estates, and part of Old Ranch Road.

Ecker Hill Middle School - Includes all neighborhoods for 6th and 7th grade.

Treasure Mountain Junior High School - Includes all neighborhoods for 8th & 9th grade.

Park City High School - Includes all neighborhoods for 10th - 12th grade. The high school currently offers 174 classes including 22 AP classes.

There are many outstanding programs running at all the schools, but to showcase one for this blog we chose the EATS - Eat Awesome Things At School program created by Ann Bloomquist. EATS works in partnership with the Park City School District and our community to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating for our students. By teaching our kids how to make healthier choices, they hope to generate lifelong habits that promote health and well-being, leading to happy and successful adults.The EATS program has school taste tests, cooking classes for better health, indoor and outdoor school gardens, year round programs for the entire family and has started 15 to Clean - a Park City School District Children Health Initiative.

As our team works with the greater Park City area we wanted to share links on the surrounding area school districts that are also highly rated.

Wasatch School District - includes Heber, Midway and Hideout Canyon.  The teachers, academics, sports and fitness are strong in this district with a student to teacher ratio of 21:1.

North Summit School District- includes Wanship, Coalville and Hoytsville. The teachers, academics and SAT scores all rank high in this district with a student to teacher ratio of 19:1.

South Summit School District - includes Kamas, Francis, Oakley, Woodland and Marion. The academics, clubs and activities score high in this district with a student to teacher ratio of 20:1.

Please contact us with any questions as we would be happy to provide more information on any of the schools listed above. The Park City school district as well as the surrounding districts also have many private education choices as well as charter school options.

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