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Summit Academy

Charter | K-8

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $285,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted May 27, 2009

My child has attended Summit since the school began. A student will learn a lot at Summit but a big expense. The homework cuts into family free time. The teachers give homework assignments that require typing but the school has not offered proper technical instructin in the elementary grades. My child is leaving this school and is not retuning for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

As a former middle school student at Summit Academy, I can say that this school was not meant for middle school students. They excel in lower grade learning but lack the credentials to cover all of the bases we need to go into high-school. Overall they are great in teaching elementary school subjects, but aren't very great in teaching more difficult middle school activities, or relating (and managing) the middle school school students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

Summit Academy is a public Charter School with a focus on rigorous academics. My children have attended this school since its opening. We worked through the many changes the school has made and find that every year the school gets better. The curriculum has always remained a constant. We love school uniforms! We especially love the break-out classes which focus on multiple intelligence for language arts and math. The class sizes are small 25-27 students with one teacher and one part time instructor. Not a lot of extracurricular activities available currently. Parent involvement is huge at Summit and always welcome. A negative that we find at this school is the lack of diversity. Especially religious diversity. Most of the teachers and students belong to the same religion and discuss it openly. This polarizes my children. That aside, the school is moving in the right direction and becoming larger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

This is by far and away the best school I have found for my children. The academics are exceptional! Small break-out groups for language arts and math help each child progress at their own pace. There is a terrific family atmosphere where parents are encouraged to get involved, and respect and ethics are stressed. There is a wide array of extra-curricular activities available as well as optional all day kindergarten. The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The teachers have gone well above the call of duty to make my children feel special and accepted. Good behavior is not only expected, but rewarded. All teachers are well qualified and certified. Basically, I feel that my children are getting a high quality private school education for a public school price.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

This is a Charter school with great rules for this day and age. Simple uniforms, no candy or pop at school, no electronic toys or cell phones at school, a restaurant catered lunch service, excellent curriculum including Saxon Math, break-out classes for all students in math and language arts so they work at their own level and it's a Gold Medal School, a health initiatives program thru the State of Utah Health Dept. The school director and many teachers are formerly Challenger faculty. Challenger is a local excellent private school with great academics.
—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

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

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

Language Arts

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

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

Language Arts

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

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 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

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

Algebra I

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

2010

 
 
47%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 77%
Hispanic 3% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 10%N/A48%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1285 East 13200 South
Draper, UT 84020
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Phone: (801) 572-4166

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