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Forbes School

Public | K-7 | 570 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted August 7, 2007

Forbes is a school with a varied popluation. There are high and low income students, 2 special needs classrooms, and a varied ethnic population. The teachers and principal are united and are interested in each child individually. Our test scores in the last couple of years have risen dramatically and are the highest in the district. The PTA is well organized and functions highly in the school. Their main focus is the well-being of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

Forbes is an outstanding school. The quality of teaching is truly impressive. I currently have 3 students there. The teachers are helpful and motivated to help my children succeed. Many Parent Volunteers help in extra programs to ensure the reading success of students at Forbes. Students at Forbes attend core classes and have a higher than expected quality of specialty classes. Each year several of the teachers spend hundreds of their own hours putting on a musical production that is high quality and entertaining. All of my children feel comfortable with the staff at Forbes including the Principal Dr. Dean.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
78%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
63%
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

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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

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 78%
Hispanic 8% 15%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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