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Legacy School

Public | PK-6 | 918 students

 
 

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted July 25, 2013

We love Legacy Elementary! We are looking at moving to a bigger home, but we will only look in the Legacy boundary. The teachers and administration are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

I attended Legacy from 1st to 6th grade. I'm sad to say that there is more than a little room for improvement. Now that I've moved on in my education, I've found that I learned very little at Legacy that was useful throughout Junior High and Highschool. I had excellent teachers in 5th and 6th grade, who went outside of the math curriculum to teach us long division and multiplication. The math program was horrible, the problems I had as young as 8 my parents couldn't figure out, including my mom who was once a teacher herself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I have two students that currently attend Legacy and a Kindergartener starting this fall. I have been very happy with Legacy and all the teachers my children have had. I feel lucky to have my children go to such a great school with a very friendly, helpful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

I think that this is an excellent school! I have 2 children that go here and love it. I disagree with some of the other comments made about this school. The teachers and principal are caring and have great communication with the parents. Just by looking at the Utah test data, Legacy's scores are above many schools throughout the state. In many areas, students are performing above 90 percent proficiency. That has to say something about the academic and physical climate of the school. Also, the principal is always visible to parents and students alike. I have nothing but positive to say about the school. Yes, the school is overpopulated; however, but they are handling it very well. The extended day model really helps my children because they get small group reading instruction. Many schools do not even offer this kind of small group support on such a crucial subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

This scool, overall, is a great school. I have three children here and they all enjoy their classes and love their teachers. The principal is very involved and in my own personal experience he has been very caring and 'hands on'. I have the highest regard for all of my childrens teachers and think that they are top notch. The classes are large, but that is all over Utah. My daughter has had a problem with bullying and her teacher has responded quickly and appropriately to help the situation. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because I feel that the curriculum is not as challenging as it could and should be. Being new to Utah I definately see a system that is behind academically. Schools are 'fun' (as they should be) but way behind other places when it comes to curriculum. My kids are not challenged here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

This school is painfully overpopulated with students. The size also contributes to a rampant bully problem. The quality of the teachers is mediocre at best. There are a few gems to be sure, but they are vastly outnumbered by sub par (tenured) teachers who seem to have no affection for children and no understanding of how to encourage a love of learning. They are further burdened by a school district which has insisted on using math programs that the teachers are unable to teach effectively and/or are completely ineffective in and of themselves. My daughter attended this school from 1-6. She is currently in highschool. We found the education provided her did not prepare her success in jr high or in high school. Supplementation at home (at the very least) is required to meet your children's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

Legacy Elementary provides art lessons in the individual classrooms. In my class proper behavior is taught, expected, and evident as is true for most of the school. The school has a character ed. program and focuses on a different trait each month. The Pumpkin Walk celebrates great character traits. We do have crossing guards and crosswalks. Homework varies, but each grade level assigns homework. In second grade spelling, math, and reading homework assignments are given regularly. Parents are free to communicate by email. The district email had some problems last year but that has been resolved. Each student is given a homework folder that has the school website address as well. Parent support is high with many volunteering on a weekly basis.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2007

This school lacks a lot of things to benefit the children's education. They have limited to no extracurricular activities for the children. They do not offer Art. They have very limited technology equipment or programs. The children are not given guidance in proper behavior or language use, which also needs to come from the parents. There is no individual time for the students with there teacher. They have too many students per teacher. There are no crossing guards or school zones. Not enough homework given. Not enough communication with parents about student progress. No email communication from teachers. Its available but they don't use it. Maybe that is why they don't teach technology. Overall, it is a typical low funded school in a nice neighborhood with too many children per teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

Great School/Teachers! I think classes have too many kids per teacher about 35 kids per class. Music (after school)is only for the 5th/6th grades. There are lots of things kids do all year. Like x_mas programs and so on. Parents can be as involved as much as wanted. I found it hard to find a place to help because there were so many parents doing everything already. The Principal is very tough and set in his way of thinking. I found some kids he didn't discipline when needed and some he was way too hard on when not needed. He's very unfair in his treatment with parents and many teachers. The school itself is big on not bullying for the most part it works. Parent of 2 and Teacher at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 77%
Hispanic 2% 15%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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American Fork, UT 84003
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