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Ranches Academy

Charter | K-6

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $182,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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Posted February 4, 2014

My kids started in this school recently, and I am really happy with what I have seen. Last year one of my kids was struggling with math, and spelling. I felt like every time my kid would come home, I would have to reteach everything my kid was supposed to learn at school. We are in the middle of the school year now in Ranches Academy, and my kid's progress has been considerable. I love the after school clubs they have going on at the moment such as choir, chess, basketball, musical instruments (strings), and running. I wish I would have known about the school years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

I moved my kids from a local public school to this school in hopes that there reading and math skill would improve. Both my kids are behind at this school, but the issue has been addressed and they are both making great progress!! I like how the class sizes are smaller at this school. I only wish they could get a school lunch program. I don't always have the time to make lunches, or if lunches are forgotten I can't always get it to them as I am in school myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Problems at this school outweigh the benefits. High test scores, but low teacher retention. 5 teachers (out of 13) left in one year. No system of checks and balances. School Board supports the director, but does not represent the teachers or families if they have differing opinions. If you have a concern, there is no one over the director to go to. Has implemented a strict code of conduct used for military and reform schools, even though students were already well behaved. Director more focused on rules and procedures than children. Felt great here until I had a concern, I didn't even care as much about the outcome as I was disappointed about the process - the dialogue was squelched before it even started..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Coming from a private school to this charter school has been a rewarding experience. My children are making greater strides here than at their previous school. It is exciting to see them loving school again, exceeding their goals and meeting great friends, teachers and administration. The school focuses on the critical aspects of a child's education and does it well; the test results speak for themselves. These results happen in part from an administration that has the best interest of the students, teachers and families in mind. The teachers care about and are devoted to their students. I am impressed with their caliber and talents. Everyone at the school is professional, thoughtful, warm and friendly. I feel blessed to be associated with this school and feel that my children will receive a great education. The uniforms are varied, inexpensive, comfortable and work. The director, school board, teachers and staff work very hard to ensure the school sets meaningful goals and then meets or exceeds them. My children feel safe and have attributed that to the values promoted and expected in the hallways and classrooms. If you have the opportunity to come here I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Our entire family loves this school! One of our children went from mediocre grades and great anxiety at a previous school to straight A's and absolute joy in attending school under the great care of his teacher. It is obvious that the administration and teachers care a great deal for this school as well as for each individual child, helping them to reach their greatest potential. As parents, we feel we have been well informed and involved with things going on at Ranches Academy. We appreciate all the hard work that administration and teachers put in to this remarkable school! We only wish there were a Ranches Academy Jr. High and High school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

Fantastic school. The test scores are through the roof. They are very careful to let the excelled students reach their potential. At the same time, they spend A LOT of time, money, and resources on the students who are behind to give them the best chances possible. My only disdain is for the uniforms -- don't get me wrong: I understand how they function, and I don't totally disagree. But I think this one is a little overkill, OPPRESSIVE and Marxist. Lots of schools have dress codes.... maybe we could lighten up a little like they have? Please? WHY DO YOU HAVE TO DRESS LIKE A *BOY* IN ORDER TO GET AN EDUCATION?????? seems like we should be past that in american society by now.... i'm just saying....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

I love this school! I love how they put you at your own leval. The teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

Love the school! Class sizes are small (capped at 25) and teachers know students individually. The kids wear uniforms which helps eliminate the what should I wear to school dilemma. I love the ability grouping and the emphasis on the basics (math, reading, language).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

This is an excellent school especially in light of the shoddy education available from nearby elementary schools. The faculty really care about each child on an individual basis and as a parent I really feel that my voice is heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

Hi, I think this is a great school for all kids they individually challenge each of the Kids to there limits. They make sure we parents know what's going on at school and my daughter has gotten straight A's at this School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Great school, better than the public schools in the area. Higher academic standards especially in the math area. Great teachers and programs.
—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

 
 
77%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

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 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 87% 77%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Two or more races 5% 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 30%N/A48%
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7789 Tawny Owl Circle
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Phone: (801) 789-4000

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