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Mountainville Academy

Charter | K-9

We are best known for Language Arts and Mathematics.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $398,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 14, 2014

My school is awesome! I have gone there my whole life and I am in the seventh grade. I never wish to go to another school. My and my peers embrace new friends, and I recommend it!


Posted February 10, 2014

Mountainville is a great school. The Leader in Me program is incorporated throughout the school. Kindness and leadership attributes are emphasized, and students write and produce a fabulous "Leader in Me" program each year. Also, I am pleased with the academic challenge Mountainville provides my children. Mountainville believes in a more individualized approach to education. At our previous school, the pace of the math instruction provided little challenge for my kids. Everyone in the class moved at the same pace. However, at Mountainville, my kids are able to progress faster and definitely feel challenged. The first hour of the day, all elementary students break into math group (both my kids' math groups have about 10 students). I'm amazed at the progress both of my kids have made in math and also reading. Classes are about 24-28 students with an aide in each classroom for half of the day. I volunteer in my children's classes each week and I'm impressed with both of their teachers. Generally the kids seemed well behaved and my children have made good friends there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

Parents with children that struggle (academically or behaviorally) gravitate toward Mountainville because the students can take classes below grade level. This is great if your kids are having difficulties, but it does create an environment with higher-than-average behavioral problems. Also, the principal can be heavy-handed at times.


Posted January 26, 2012

My daughter attends the Jr. High. She has really enjoyed it. Classes are 15-25 kids and her math class is 10 students. Mountainville offers honors classes and my daughter has really enjoyed the extra depth that these courses have provided. The Jr. High teachers are very accessible and helpful. All but one have been excellent. We decided on Mountainville because the public Jr. High seemed to offer little challenge for the students who are smart but didn't test into the G/T program. Mountainville has proved to be challenging (but not overwhelming) and is giving my Jr. High student a great education. There are also a lot of nice kids at the school and my daughter has made some great friends despite transferring to the school in the 7th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

We spent 2 years on a wait list trying to get into the school. While we were on vacation early this summer we got a phone call saying we had been awarded a spot & had 24 hours to complete our paperwork & pay our fees to hold our spot. I called several times & could never speak to anyone and left several voice mails. Finally someone took my call and as I tried to explain our predicament she sighed and said there was nothing she could do, except transfer us to someone's voice mail. I asked to speak to the school director and was told she's too busy but I could leave her a voice mail. I then asked to speak to another administrator and was told that the only person in the office was a business manager who was not an employee of the school. He actually took my call, although he acted very put out that he had to speak with me, only to tell me that there was nothing he could do for me since he wasn't an actual employee of the school then he sent me to the same voice mail I had left several messages on. The next day we got a call saying our spot was given to another student due to a non-response on our part but we could appeal or go back on the wait list. Simply an awful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

This school is now changing their reading program AGAIN. They have done away with reading groups altogether. Students will be on their own for most of reading. Students move around from teacher to teacher starting in first grade. My child has 6 class changes a day. A high ability child will do fine, but other students struggle. Teachers can't answer questions about your child because they see so many in a day. The original plan for this school's curriculum was better than what its become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

best school ever! amazing. awesome. incredible. I highly recommend it. i highly recommend it if you have a child smarter then their grade level. Its awesome!


Posted July 1, 2011

We were at this school for 2 years before being transferred out of state. Our children LOVED their teachers and loved going to school each day. I was impressed by their Saxon Math program. The Core-Knowledge Reading program was fabulous. Each child worked on their own level and moved to different groups to challenge them every day. The values that are taught at this school are very unique. My children were so happy and pro-active. We really enjoyed our time here and are very sad to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

This school is fantastic! My children LOVE going to school and I love how they are learning to be leaders and the focus given to the 7 Covey Habits. I would recommend anyone that is looking for a choice in education to check out the Leadership Hour that is given each month. You will be more than impressed! Great curriculum, awesome teachers, and great values make this a superior school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

It has been such an honor working at Mountainville Academy the past two years. This year with the implementation of Leader in Me and great staff, students, and parents, our school culture is finally starting to positively take shape. I am looking forward to all of the good that will come from MVA in the years to come!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2009

Core knowledge curriculum, Saxon math, Reading mastery, and Direct Instruction. I am so impressed with the academic instruction that this school offers my children. I have 3 children at the school. Each one is challenged at their own level. Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

The academics and core curriculum are very good and test scores are well above average. The school has had some changes over the last year but seems to be getting setup for a successful long term as it has only been open for 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I have two children at Mountainville. I have found the administration, teachers and curriculum to be very impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I have 2 children at Mountainville. I have found the staff, administration, and curriculum to be impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 77%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A48%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Emma Bullock
Fax number
  • (801) 763-9823

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • futsol, team handball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • futsol, team handball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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195 South Main
Alpine, UT 84004
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