Provo High School
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Provo High School
Provo High School
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1199 North Lakeshore Drive

Coordinates40°15?00?N 111°42?56?W / 40.249959°N 111.715599°W / 40.249959; -111.715599Coordinates: 40°15?00?N 111°42?56?W / 40.249959°N 111.715599°W / 40.249959; -111.715599
TypePublic High School
School districtProvo School District
PrincipalBoyd McAffee
Faculty77.56 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,906 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio24.57[1]

Provo High School is a public secondary school located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is one of three high schools in the Provo City School District [2] and was the oldest secondary school in the city. In the Summer of 2017 the city began building a new school. The school was finished in August 2018.


Provo High School was founded in 1912. It did not graduate its first students until 1921. The students originally met at Provo Center School before a specific high school building was built in 1920. The current Provo High School was built in 2018.[3]


In December 2015, the Provo City School District voted to sell the 25 acre property where Provo High School stands and move to a location in the western side of the city, rather than rebuild on the current site.[4] It was later revealed that nearby Brigham Young University was purchasing the land for $25 million.[5] The new high school site is located on a 42-acre plot at 1199 N. Lakeshore Drive. The layout includes three-stories, three classroom wings, and three gymnasiums. It opened to the public in August 2018.[6]

Clubs and organizations


Distance Learning/Concurrent Enrollment

Provo High School offers 23 distance learning classes through the Utah Valley University (UVU) Live Interactive program.[8]

With the concurrent enrollment program, Provo High School students are able to take a class and receive college credit from Utah Valley University. There are 37 classes available, and, depending on the course, students are required to have a 2.0+ GPA or a 3.0+ as a prerequisite. Students can earn from three to 30 credit hours.[9]


In 2016, 41% of students who took AP exams passed with a score of 3 or more, with a total number of 523 tests taken. In 2015, 51% of students passed AP exams.[10]


Provo High used to offer a "gifted talent magnet" program for 7th and 8th graders called Provo Unlimited Progress. PUP allowed academically gifted students to attend classes at the high school all day. PUP students are kept in classes together for core subjects except in special cases where students require more rigorous coursework. To get in, 6th graders at any of the nearby middle schools participate in a special testing session (usually in November or December) and parents must submit an online application for the student. They ended this program in the 2017-2018 year.[11]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Provo High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ Provo City School District
  3. ^ "Provo Library history of Provo High School". Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Provo High School to move to new location". Daily Herald. 2015-12-08.
  5. ^ "BYU will buy Provo High School for $25M, expand west across University Avenue". Deseret News. 2016-04-26.
  6. ^ "Provo School District breaks ground and shares building plans for new Provo High". Bennett Communications. 2016-04-28.
  7. ^ Provo HS Clubs
  8. ^ UVU High School Live Interactive Courses "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-22. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  10. ^ PHS Profile
  11. ^ Provo High School. 7/8 Gifted Talented Magnet (PUP): What is PUP? Archived 2015-03-18 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Monson, Gordon (18 December 2020). "What drives the Utah Jazz's new owner and his big plans for the team". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 26 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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