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Tuacahn High School For The Performing Arts

Charter | 9-12

 

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Posted March 6, 2010

My daughter hated all her schools until she got to Tuacahn. The infrastructure is fantastic and the energy and dedication of the teachers is incredible. As my daughter says 'Tuacahn Rocks!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Tuacahn has been the most wonderful experience for me. Not only have I been able to really push my self artistically, but I have also been challenged academically. I am currently a senior (08-09) have been accepted to my top 3 colleges, and have received so far more than $18,000 in scholarships, this would not have been possible at just any old' public high school. I am on a first name basis with many of my teachers, while still maintaining the respect needed in a learning environment. i have several of my teachers personal phone numbers, I am able to call them or text them at any time, night or weekend, with questions/comments/concerns. We have an intense ACT/SAT prep course that is only 30 dollars. The same course at sylvan is about $3,000. The administration is familiar with EVERY single student, knowing their name, and a little bit about them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

This school is a college preparatory charter school that focuses on the performing arts. It is an incredible opportunity for students to challenge themselves both in their academics and their performing
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

Tuacahn is a good school. We moved here for my daughter to go to this school. She has had some good experiences but also some not so good. She was here last year for her junior year and will go there this year 08-09. She disliked the unfriendliness of the students so much she thought of going to the school a mile away for her senior year. She has decided to go back to Tuacahn. Maybe being a school of performers makes the students unfriendly because of the competitiveness of the type of students that would go there. We didn't like the idea of the uniforms at first because this type of kids are usually want to be creative in the way they dress. But we have been very happy with the uniforms and not so much time and money needs to be put on buying, etc. clothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

This school is great! Especially for kids who like to be themselves and not worry about peer pressure. The students are more like a family, class sizes VERY small, and lots of opportunities for taking college courses. Just a wonderful school. My son just graduated and I can't tell you what it has done for him and for his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Tuacahn is a place where kids can be themselves without a lot of the outside pressures that easily seen at public high schools. Just looking at it anyone can see. Whether it's the uniforms that keep equality or the individualists confidance to sing and dance through the hallways. (Sometimes with accompaniment.) Hopefully nothing will ever cause this establishment to fail.
—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 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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96%

2011

 
 
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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 87% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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 86% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
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 40% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 40% in 2010.

2010

 
 
26%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 68% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

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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 8% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Female 63%N/A49%
Male 37%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Performing arts
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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1100 Tuacahn Dr
Ivins, UT 84738
Phone: (435) 652-3201

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