high school graduation Every Utah High School May Be Getting A 'Near-Peer' College Advisor By Lee Hale • Sep 26, 2018 Lee Hale / KUER Jeanette Hernandez Heltman may be two years out of college, but she often gets confused for a student at Granger High School in West Valley where she works. But that's kind of the point. Utah's High School Graduation Rate Keeps Climbing By Whittney Evans • Dec 7, 2015 BILL SELAK VIA CREATIVE COMMONS Listen Listening... / 1:29 Utah High School graduation rates continue to rise. Last spring, 84 percent of Utah high school students earned a diploma. That’s up one percent from 2014.