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Park City High School ranked fifth best in Utah

U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 717 nationally

PARK CITY, Utah —Park City High School was ranked fifth in Utah, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best High Schools.

The high school fell behind Beehive Science and Technology Academy, Skyline High School, Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy and Itineris Early College High School, respectively. Second to Skyline High School, Park City High School was the only other traditional high school to make the top five.

“I am so very proud of Park City High School’s #5 ranking of approximately 429 high schools in Utah – and being 2nd highest among traditional high schools,” said Jill Gildea, superintendent of Park City School District.

For its report, U.S. News & World Report reviewed nearly 25,000 U.S. public high schools. 163 Utah schools made its rankings.

The report creates its annual Best High Schools list by assessing schools on six criteria, college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate.

Park City High School received a 95.94 on its report card. According to U.S. News & World Report, during the 2021-22 school year 71% of students took at lease one AP exam, and 57% passed at least one AP exam. The school scored 39% in math proficiency, 60% in reading proficiency, 56% in science proficiency and had a 94% graduation rate in 2022.

“Our students continue to impress us daily with their outstanding achievements, which is reflected in this prestigious recognition,” Gildea said. “Their success is not just a reflection of their own perseverance but also of the tireless support from our PCHS faculty, staff, and the entire school community.”

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