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South Summit High School

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Posted May 19, 2013

South Summit offers no drama classes. They have a very nice theater and even a "Drama Room" but neither are used to teach drama. Any students that want to learn drama must meet after school but are restricted to less than two hours and not every day (There are no such restrictions on the sports programs). Students participating in the theater group are frequently mocked by other students, their costumes and sets are not able to be locked up during the school day and are often scattered and ruined. By not teaching theater they are missing out on a way for students to learn to work together with others to combine their expertise in several disciplines into one united project. For example, theater teaches physics, geometry, algebra, shop, painting, writing, history, drafting, reading, speech, choir, electrical, computers, band, graphic design, social studies, dance, multi-media, lighting, costume design, project management, and English just to name a few. It also teaches collaboration, discipline, and confidence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

South Summit High is a very poor academic school. There are teachers who literally assign word searches for homework. The teachers are more concerned with sports than they are with providing a solid education. The mathematics and science programs are a joke, with no true preparation for calculus, deductive logic, or analytical thinking. The English programs are even worse (see word search comment above). The History classes are the only things near redeemable, but even these are not worthy of preparing a teen for even the most basic introductory university courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

South Summit is the best school in the state! It is full of friendly people and kick butt sports! Almost all the sports teams place in state every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

The high school seems to be an extended middle school. The lessons are not hard, and my child has had less homework over her high school years than my elementary child. Its a great school for sports but not for academics or arts.
—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 88% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

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 40% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
61%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
46%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
60%
Earth Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Pre-Algebra

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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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 90% 77%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 17%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kamas, UT 84036
Phone: (435) 783-4313

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