Hillcrest High School (Midvale, Utah)

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Hillcrest High School
HIllcrest Huskies logo.jpg
7350 S. 900 East
Midvale, Utah 84047
Coordinates40°37′05″N 112°52′10″W / 40.61806°N 112.86944°W / 40.61806; -112.86944Coordinates: 40°37′05″N 112°52′10″W / 40.61806°N 112.86944°W / 40.61806; -112.86944
School districtCanyons School District
PrincipalGreg Leavitt
Enrollment2,169 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)Green and White          
AthleticsBasketball, baseball, track, cross country, tennis, volleyball, drill team, wrestling, football, cheerleading, soccer, and softball
Athletics conferenceUHSAA Region 6
Team nameHuskies

Hillcrest High School is a public high school located in Midvale, Utah, and is part of the Canyons School District.


Hillcrest High School opened its doors to students in the fall of 1962 as the third operating high school in the Jordan School District at the time. It is located on a 38-acre (150,000 m2) site approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Salt Lake City.


  • Joel P. Jensen (1962–1969)
  • DelMar F. Schick (1969–1987)
  • Ted P. Lovato (1987–1992)
  • Bruce Garrison (1992–1994)
  • Dennis Hansen (1994–1998)
  • Gary Steele (1998–2001)
  • Linda Sandstrom (2001–2004)
  • Susan Malone (2004–2015)
  • Greg Leavitt (2015–present)


Hillcrest High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) in the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) Courses, including Art, Art (SL and HL), Studio Drawing, Biology (SL/HL), Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry (SL/HL), English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language, German Language, Government and Politics U.S., Mathematical Methods (SL/HL) Music Theory, Physics (SL/HL) Physics B, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, and U.S. History.


The student population at Hillcrest is 2,220. The student body is 69% Caucasian, 19% Hispanic, 8.5% Asian, 1% Black, 0.5% American Indian, and 2% Pacific Islander. The average student to teacher ratio is 25 to 1.


Hillcrest has a large variety of clubs, including Advocates of Equality, HOSA, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, Husky Hospital Helpers, Husky Yoga, Ukulele Club, Key Club, Mathematics Club, Music Outreach Club, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership Team, Robotics Club, Science Olympiad/Science Fair Club, Book Club, and Cricket Club.

Notably, Hillcrest's robotics team (Husky Robotics 4585) has achieved national recognition, having gone to the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in their inaugural season in 2013.

Performing arts[edit]

Hillcrest High's Performing Arts department includes a theater, choir, dance, band, and orchestra program. They have won several awards, including the Utah High School Tony award for Best Musical 2012 for Aida and 2018 for Les Misérables.

The theater department has also won the UHSAA award five times, including in 2015 and 2016, making them back-to-back state champions.


Utah State High School championships[edit]


  • Basketball: 1968 and 1980
  • Baseball: 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983
  • Cross country: 1972 and 1980
  • Tennis: 1990
  • Track: 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1986


  • Basketball: 1976, 1979, 1982, and 1983
  • Cross country: 1982
  • Drill team: 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2016
  • Gymnastics: 1985, 1988, and 1989
  • Tennis: 2003 and 2004
  • Track: 1974, 1975, 1982, and 1983
  • Volleyball: 1973 and 1975

Notable alumni[edit]


  • The school was built at a cost of $5 million in 1962 (equal to $39.6 million in 2014).
  • The school's first official mascot was "Rebels" as voted upon by the student body. "Huskies" was eventually chosen over "Rebels" when the administration pressured the students to change the name of the mascot. The administration felt that the name "Rebels" carried a negative connotation.
  • The school's football stadium lights were relocated from the old Bingham High School in Copperton, Utah.[2]
  • The 2009 Walt Disney movie Hatching Pete was filmed at the school.


  1. ^ "Hillcrest High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  2. ^ [Deseret News, September 10, 1987]

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