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American Fork Jr High School

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Posted June 24, 2013

Well run school w/an amazing leadership staff. Their best math teacher (Ms. Dallin ) is leaving this year, which is so sad because if there is any place this school lacks, it's the math department. Otherwise, wonderful principal & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

Their are too many things to say about this school. I love the teachers and coaches. Their so supportive, helpful, and so nice. Their are alot of afterschool activitys and the assemblys are amazing!! This is such an amazing school!! Go Caveman.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2009

The new principal is less than satisfactory to me. There are some fabulous teachers who make learning fun and exciting, especially for those students who wouldn't normally apply themselves as I do. The extracurricular activities and sports are lacking, as band is the top priority - above academics, it seems - and those less musical students fall through the cracks. I would love a softball team or a real tennis team. Altogether, this school is average, nothing remarkable about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2009

This school is excellent. The best band in the state. Excellent administration!!! And this past year was given the highest marks in the Accreditation review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

This is the best school that I have ever been to... And I've been to quite a few!!! Everyone is so nice, all of the teachers there are superior to all others I've ever had. I have moved now but i am still a Caveman at heart. AFJH rocks!!! (Especially the band teacher Mr. Arnold!!!) Yea!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

This is a great school overall. The community tends to be very supportive of the school. Most of the teachers are very dedicated to their jobs. There are a few teachers that need to revise their teaching style, but overall the quality of teachers is excellent. The administration seems to be more focused on appearance than on substance. Academics and teacher support are secondary to what the community wants to happen within the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2007

american fork jr. high is a great school! I absolutely love it! The teachers are very helpful, encouraging, and cool. There are also a bunch of during, and after school activities that are very fun to go to! GO CAVEMEN!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

American Fork Jr. is a very good school. The teachers are really helpful, and there are so many fun things we get to do. Such as the clubs after school. I also like that the 7th & 8th grade students recieve a planner to help them remember to do homework and such. All in all I love my school. Go Cavemen!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2005

We are pleased with the most of the teachers and programs at the school. The new principal is doing a great job too. The math program needs help - some of the teachers are not so great. You need to insist on one of the good math teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

this school is a great school with its great teaching staff and academic ability. The students are under great protection with the principals and teachers that excel in every subject. The math area is a little run down for it is only a trailor on the edge of the school grounds. otherwise I think this school is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2005

This school is very good academically, due to educators such as Mr. Lyde and Mr. Moon.
—Submitted by a student


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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 84% in 2013.

657 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

740 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

658 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

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 90% in 2013.

630 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

630 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

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 88% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
74%
Pre-Algebra

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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 West 1120 North
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: (801) 756-8543

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