Best schools in Park City ranked by performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

 

It’s widely known that Park City’s schools are head and shoulders among others across the state, and funding for its many innovative programs is one of the reasons why. For the public and charter schools, property taxes from second homes, which are taxed at 100-percent of value vs. 55-percent for primary residents, fill the PCSD coffers at a rate unmatched in any of Utah’s other Districts. At Park City School District, per-pupil spending of $15,320 surpasses the national average of $12,201, while the average of all Utah school districts falls far below at $9,251. We made your search easier by breaking down the best schools in Park City:

 

 

JEREMY RANCH SCHOOL

 

Jeremy Ranch Elementary School has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Utah’s best elementary schools in 2021. The publication introduced its first-ever rankings of K-8 schools this year, which compared student academics within the context of their state and demographics.

PARK CITY HIGH.

 

Park City High School is a public high school located at 1750 Kearns Boulevard in Park City, Utah, United States. It is one of eight public schools in the Park City School District and serves tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. Park City High is ranked #1,229 in the National Rankings.

 

MCPOLIN SCHOOL.

McPolin School is a highly rated, public school located in PARK CITY, UT. It has 388 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1.

 

PARLEYS PARK SCHOOL. PARK CITY DISTRICT.

Parley’s is the largest of four elementary schools in the Park City School District. Parley’s offers traditional and Spanish dual immersion programs.

 

ECKER HILL MIDDLE. PARK CITY DISTRICT

 

Ecker Hill Middle is a public school located in Park City, UT, which is in a fringe rural setting. The student population of Ecker Hill Middle is 771 and the school serves 6-7. At Ecker Hill Middle, 46% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 54% scored at or above that level for reading.

 

TRAILSIDE SCHOOL. PARK CITY DISTRICT.

 

Trailside Elementary School’s vision is to promote collaboration between school and community so that students are empowered to achieve academic excellence. They are an award winning French Immersion School.

 

WEILENMANN SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY.

 

Weilenmann School of Discovery is a public K-8 charter school where students discover the power of their own potential–to learn, innovate, and change the world. It is ranked #360 in the United States as the top elementary school.

 

A study  followed a group of students who were given early high-quality education and compared them to a control group. Years later, the students who were given a high-quality education performed better than the other students in many areas, both academically and socially. These students:

  • Scored higher on standardized testing
  • Had higher attendance rates
  • Had fewer discipline referrals
  • Were rated higher by their teachers in terms of behaviors, social interactions, and emotional maturity.

The list of studies showing the importance of early childhood education goes on virtually forever. In addition to the educational advantages students with high-quality early education see, they also often find more pleasure in learning. When parents and teachers instill a love of learning early on, children are more likely to continue to love learning as they go through school.