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Gateway Preparatory Academy

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Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am a former employee at this school and I wouldn't recommend it to ANYONE! The staff is mean to the students, the teachers are highly unqualified for the position they are in, and the test scores say it all (the LOWEST school in the STATE). Ultimately, GPA tries to mix public school teaching methods with Montessori methods which results in chaotic classrooms and yelling teachers (oh ya, they are yelling at them almost every day!) who use punishment instead of discipline to control the class. They don't keep the students interested and they become bored because of it. This school feels more like a military school. If I had known how horrible this school was, I wouldn't have ever applied to work here. I LOVE the Montessori method and unfortunately, GPA just can't manage to figure out what that method is all about. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. They are better off academically, socially and emotionally to be in a public school than to be at GPA. But don't take my word for it - go observe the classes for about 30 minutes each and you'll see what I mean. Show up unannounced, though, or else the teacher's will bribe the students to behave better.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 7, 2013

I have knowledge of and experience with the Montessori Method and my children have attended GPA from the beginning. I have seen the growth of each member of staff as they have received more and more training in the Montessori philosophy. In my opinion GPA has gotten better and better each year. Some parents in our area are concerned with the test scores, I tell them repeatedly that I can see what my child is learning just by talking to them and observing them. Learning is the key word, children at GPA don't just memorize facts to spit out on a test, they are given practical experience to apply what they were able to teach themselves to their everyday life. I LOVE that all learning is concrete up to the age that a child's brain becomes abstract. Each individual child is assessed based on what he or she is capable of. This philosophy has enabled my children that were ready to move on to be able to and my children that needed a little more help to get it in that specific area. I LOVE Montessori and would recommend GPA for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

I am a teacher at Gateway, and have been since it opened in 2008. My own students attended 6-8 grade here. Not only did they go to high school academically prepared, they went to high school socially prepared as well. They know how to prioritize their time, make quality friendships, peacefully solve problems, and think about the long-term consequences of their actions. I come to work every day excited to teach and to learn. I love our students, and my colleagues. WE have incredible parents, and a strong phan club also (parents helping and needed.)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2012

We had a tough experience at a local elementary school. My child's self esteem was destroyed by a teacher. We made the switch to GPA and it has been an awesome experience. The teachers and staff really care about my kids as individuals and if they are understanding basic principles before advancing to the next. My kids have all progressed well. They are happy again. They love to learn. The twinkle is back in their eye. We LOVE GPA and the talented staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

The first year the school was open my son LOVED it!He still talks about how great his teacher was in 3rd grade.He didn't want to miss school for anything.The first year they were still figuring out how to provide supplies and were training their teachers on the Montessori method.The teacher, or Mentor and they call them, was very nice and accommodating.She always allowed me to volunteer in the classroom and appreciated having me there to help out when I could. The second year,however,was SO HORRIBLE that we have decided to home school our son.My son's teacher his second year,4th grade,seemed to have a lot of issues she took out on the children and she seemed to have no respect for her student's parents. Home schooling him this year, we are finding that we are having to play catch up A LOT to get him to his grade level.We are repairing a lot of self-esteem damage from his teacher from last year as well. I think the school has a lot of potential if ALL of the teachers cared about their children and truly practiced the Montessori way.Not all of them do.Prescreen your child's teacher carefully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I like the Montessori approach to learning.
—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

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
45%
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 90% 77%
Hispanic 5% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A48%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 East Thoroughbred Way
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