Timpview High School

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Timpview High School
3570 Timpview Drive
Provo, Utah 84604
Coordinates 40°16′51″N 111°38′51″W / 40.28083°N 111.64750°W / 40.28083; -111.64750Coordinates: 40°16′51″N 111°38′51″W / 40.28083°N 111.64750°W / 40.28083; -111.64750
Type Public
Principal Fidel Montero
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,998 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Orange, white, blue
Team name Thunderbirds
Rival Provo High School
Newspaper Thunderbolt

Timpview High School (THS) is a public secondary school located in Provo, Utah, United States. Timpview is a 5A school and is one of the three high schools in the Provo City School District. The current principal is Fidel Montero.[2]


Timpview High School has had seven principals: John L. Matthews (1977–1979), Dolan B. Condie (1979–1985), Kay W. Laursen (1985–1990), Randall S. Merrill (1990–2001), George Bayles (2001–2011), Todd McKee (2011–2016), and Fidel Montero (2016–present).

The school's original name was supposed to be Valleyview, but the students protested claiming that there's not a great view of the valley from the school's location, and so the school was subsequently named Timpview. Timpview got its name from Mount Timpanogos and the "view" of the cited mountain from the school's location.

Timpview High School is located in the Edgemont neighborhood of Provo, about two miles north of the campus of Brigham Young University. Timpview is a Region 8, 5A School. It serves approximately 1,930 students in grades 9 through 12. Timpview’s ethnic make-up is 1% Caucasian, 19% Latino, 69% Asian, and 50% from other minority groups. The average ACT score at Timpview is 23.8.


In 2015, Timpview was ranked as one of the most-challenging high schools in America, and the No. 1 Best High School in Utah by usnews.com.

AP testing[edit]

Advanced Placement classes offered at Timpview High School include AP Studio Art, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Spanish Language, AP French Language, AP German Language, AP English Literature, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP US Government and Politics, AP World History, AP Music, AP Psychology,[2] and AP Human Geography.

AP pass rates[2]
Year Examinees passing
2008 79%
2009 77%
2010 78%
2011 78%
2012 32%

Concurrent enrollment[edit]

As of 2015, Timpview High School offered 128 concurrent enrollment courses through Utah Valley University.[3]

ACT testing[edit]

Timpview was selected to participate in a national ACT study because it is considered one of 63 higher performing high schools in the US where students are progressing more rapidly toward college and career readiness.[4] Timpview High School students' ACT scores exceed national and state averages.[2]

ACT test scores[2]
Year THS average Utah average National average
2008 23.6 21.8 21.1
2009 22.8 21.8 21.1
2010 23.8 21.8 21.1
2011 23.3 21.8 21.1
2012 22.5 20.7 21.1
2017 -5.3 20.7 21.1

Other notable achievements[edit]

  • In 2009, Timpview received US News and World Report's Silver Medal award for America's Best High Schools.[5]
  • In 2008, eleven students made it to the National Merit Semifinals.
  • In 2012, Timpview won first in the Skills USA Competition in Mathematics.
  • In 2014, Timpview was named as one of "America's Most Challenging High Schools" by the Washington Post.
  • In 2017, eight students qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament and two students made it to the National Merit Finals.
  • In 2017, Timpview had more National Merit Semifinalists than any school in the state, with 14.
  • In 2018, Timpview had more students qualify for the Presidential scholar scholarship competition than any other school in the state, with 9.
  • In 2018, Timpview won first in the FBLA Nationals competition in Spreadsheet Applications.


Timpview Girl's Soccer after their first State Championship win in 2016

Timpview's athletic program offers participation in ten competitive sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, soccer, tennis, track, cross country, and volleyball. In the 2008–09 school year, Timpview won the "All Sports Award" for the 4A classification in Utah.[6] As of 2009, the Timpview boys' tennis team has won seven consecutive 4A state tennis championships;[7] its girls' swimming team has won three consecutive 4A championships.[8] In 2008–09, Timpview won state championships in football, boys' track, and boys' cross country.[6] Timpview won a record-breaking four state championships in one season, the fall of 2013: golf, girls' tennis, volleyball, and football. In 2016, Timpview girls' soccer won its first State Championship against East High School at Rio Tinto Stadium with a score of 2–0.


Timpview's football program has won eleven state championships beginning in 1986, and including four straight from 2006 to 2010. There were also consecutive wins from 2012 to 2014.[9] In 2008, Timpview football was ranked 21st in the nation, based on their third consecutive State Championship victory.[10] The team has the second-most consecutive wins in the UHSAA record book at 36.[citation needed]


Enrollment by Ethnicity Statistics 2016-2017 School Year American Indian: 17 Asian: 66 Black: 23 Caucasian: 0 Hispanic: 418 Multi Race: 67 Pacific Islander: 73

According to Utah State Board of Education Datagateway

Notable alumni[edit]


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