Timpview High School

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Timpview High School
Timpviewlogo.png
Address
3570 Timpview Drive
Provo, Utah
United States
Information
Type Public four-year high school
Grades 9–12
Enrollment approx. 1,930
Color(s)      Orange      White      Blue
Mascot Thunderbird
Rival Provo High School
Newspaper Thunderbolt
Website
Auditorium

Timpview High School (THS) is a public secondary school located in Provo, Utah, United States. Timpview is a 4A school and is one of the three high schools in the Provo City School District. The current principal is Dr. Fidel Montero. Clay Bingham, Ford White, and Lyndsey Huntsman are the vice-principals.[1]

History[edit]

Timpview High School has had six 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), and Todd McKee (2011–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 Provo campus of Brigham Young University. Timpview is a Region 8, 4A School. It serves approximately 1,930 students in grades 9 through 12. Timpview’s ethnic make-up is 70% Caucasian, 19% Latino, 5% Asian, and 6% from other minority groups. The average ACT score at Timpview is 23.8.

Academics[edit]

In 2015, Timpview was ranked as one of the most challenging high schools in America, and the #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 European History, AP Music, AP Psychology,[1] and AP Human Geography.

AP pass rates[1]
Year Examinees passing
2008 79%
2009 77%
2010 78%
2011 78%
2012 77%

Concurrent enrollment[edit]

As of 2015, Timpview High School offers 28 concurrent enrollment courses through Utah Valley University.[2]

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.[3] Timpview High School students' ACT scores exceed national and state averages.[1]

ACT test scores[1]
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

Other notable achievements[edit]

In 2009, Timpview received US News and World Report's Silver Medal award for America's Best High Schools.[4]

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.

Athletics[edit]

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.[5] As of 2009, the Timpview boys' tennis team has won seven consecutive 4A state tennis championships;[6] its girls' swimming team has won three consecutive 4A championships.[7] In 2008-09, Timpview won state championships in football, boys' track, and boys' cross country.[5] Timpview won a record-breaking four state championships in one season, the fall of 2013: golf, girls' tennis, volleyball, and football.

Football[edit]

Timpview's storied football program has won eleven state championships beginning in 1986, and includes four straight from 2006-2010. This also includes consecutive wins in 2012, 2013, and 2014.[8] In 2008, Timpview football was ranked 21st in the nation, based on their third consecutive State Championship victory.[9] The team has the second most consecutive wins in UHSAA record book with 36 consecutive wins beginning in the Louis Wong era.

Demographics[edit]

The students are predominantly white, with a small but growing number of Hispanics and other minorities.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°16′51″N 111°38′51″W / 40.28083°N 111.64750°W / 40.28083; -111.64750