Wasatch County School District
Founded in 1908 when multiple city- and town-specific school districts throughout the county agreed to combine, Wasatch County School District covers approximately 1,200 square miles, serving the educational needs of the entire county, including Heber City, Midway, Wallsburg, Daniel and Charleston.
Located in the third fastest growing county in the U.S., and the fastest growing in Utah, the District represents a student community of 29.4% Economically Disadvantaged, 11.5% limited English proficient, and 9.5% students with disabilities. The District is ethnically comprised of 78% Caucasian, 19% Hispanic, <1% American Indian, 1% Asian, <1% African American, and 2% Multi-Racial.
Currently, the District educates approximately 7,150 students and is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, and five elementary schools, utilizing a K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade level configuration. The average class size is 22 students and the District employs 392 teachers.
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Facts about Wasatch High School:
Wasatch High School is the only high school in the district, serving more than 2,300 students in grades 9-12.
23% Economically Disadvantaged, 6% English learners, 78.5 % Caucasian, 18% Hispanic, 2% Multiple Races, less than 1% Asian, African American, Pacific Islander, American Indian
WHS is a comprehensive four-year public high school utilizing a block schedule with eight classes total. All students have an advisory class that meets weekly, as well as opportunities for Tier 2 and 3 intervention or enrichment. Grades are reported quarterly, with a traditional unweighted GPA of 0-4.0 The average composite ACT score is a 21.
Advanced Placement Courses:
English language, English literature, Spanish language, Spanish literature, studio art, music theory, chemistry, physics C, geography, world history, U.S. history, calculus AB, statistics, and U.S. government. 529 AP tests were administered last year, with a 59% pass rate.
Honors Options: math 1, 2, and 3, English 9 and 10, biology, physics, chemistry, and Spanish for native speakers 1, 2, and 3.
WHS offers more than 40 concurrent enrollment college credit courses. The school also offers state skill certification in medical, nursing, and dental assisting. There is a dual immersion Spanish language program with more than 150 students enrolled, many earning the seal of biliteracy.
A full course description catalogue can be found at www.wasatchhighcounseling.com
Each year, more than 100 students learn business professional skills at the District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) campus. Students work in business, agriculture & environment, medicine & health, engineering & industrial design, and digital media.
2019 Graduate Data
50% attended a 4-year university
9% attended a 2-year college
7% attended a technical college
13% performed humanitarian work or religious missions
13% went to work
1% joined the military
Class of 2019 distinctions:
4 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists, 4 Sterling Scholars, Two perfect ACT scores, 293 career pathway completers, and over $4,000,000 in scholarship money offered.
Class of 2019 destinations:
Lewis & Clark, University of California Berkley, U.S. Air Force Academy, New York University, Boston University, Vassar, Occidental, New York Film Academy, Bemidji State University, Laramie County Community College, Central Wyoming College, Montana State, Northwest College, National Institute of Medical Aesthetics, Dev Mountain Coding, Brigham Young University Hawaii, BYU, University of Utah, Utah State, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State, Utah Valley University, Weber State, Salt Lake Community College, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Mountainland Technical College, Dixie Applied Tech, and Westminster.