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Kearns High School

Public | 10-12 | 1648 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I graduated from here about 7 years ago. I was in AP classes however my brother, who graduated a year before me, wasn't. As a result I saw two different sides to the school. All of the money they get goes to improving the education the advanced kids get. While those that are behind drift farther behind. If you can get into advanced classes you'll be alright here. If you can't all you'll get is farther behind.


Posted August 20, 2013

Well its my sons first year here, and i'am a little skeptic .But hope, it is going to be better then what i have heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Do not send your child to this school!!!!! Staff at this school takes nothing at great importance. When my child was bullied and went in to report it she was told she was acting like a jr high student and that they had no time for it!!!GREAT HELP!!! And the ipod that each child is required to have to do school work is highly over rated! Be sure your child does not break that ipod cause its worse then going to the dentist to get that thing released from the school to be repaired!!!!! GLAD THAT MY CHILD WILL NOT BE GOING HERE NEXT YEAR!!!!SILLY SILLY SCHOOL!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

These kids at this school fight just to get textbooks! Yet, graduates from Kearns are some of the best and the brightest! We need to continue to support Kearns and get them this money. V Vouchers are no way for students to go to school!


Posted September 16, 2009

Our debate team is the best! We took 3rd in region and 11th in state. Our MESA club took first last year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

This school has changed so much from the past 10-15 years it deserves to be treated as a well respected school. Not only are there less drop outs from this school but, more kids are going to college than at any other time period of this schools history.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

I love Kearns the teachers are great and the school as a whole works hard to improve itself. It has many programs that other nearby schools do not have. Despite its reputation the school is wonderful, last year it revieved an award for attendance and improved test scores throughout the student body
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

I have a child graduating this year (2007). I also had one graduate in 2005. They are two very different people, so I had a well rounded view of the school. I am impressed with the quality of counselors and most of the staff. I am impressed with the rising academic standards and the variety of classes and programs available. Both of my children were able to take AP and Concurrent Enrollment classes. I was also very impressed at the SBO participation. My child was a Student Body Officer and I saw the many, many hours that group put in on behalf of their peers. That says a lot about school pride. As for school safety, you can always find what you are looking for, good or bad. My kids have never had any trouble. My children have participated in such activities as: Football, Soccer, Track, Choir, SBO, Debate, AP,Music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

I graduated from Kearns High school and I agree with some of what the other reviews said. Kearns High's staff and extra-curricular activities are underrated. These teachers really care about their students and don't hesitate to go the extra mile. However, one thing about KHS shouldn't be overlooked: the school spirit just isn't there. KHS offers a lot of extra-curricular activities, some of which are consistently among the best in the state including: debate, economics, water polo, swimming, and T.V. productions. For some reason, the students while I attended seemed unmotivated to participate in most of these programs, and parental involvement was scarce. As the Debate president my senior year, I saw this first hand. During my attendance, assemblies were canceled, pep rallies were non-existent, and most students probably couldn't even name the SBO's. In summation, KHS can be a great school but only if you take advantage of it's programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 3, 2005

I am currently a student at Kearns High. Kearns is definitely a diamond in the rough. To see all the wonderful opportunities Kearns offers, one cannot just go apathetically through their high school career. Kearns has outstanding honors classes! The teachers in the honors classes care about the material they teach to their students. They don t just present the material to the students and expect them to absorb it; they teach it to them, which is an invaluable attribute. Kearns has amazing opportunities to help students have an unforgettable high school experience. The extra-curricular activities are so much fun, and there is a myriad of awesome activities throughout the year to help the student body stay close. If you ll notice, Kearns alumni wrote all the other reviews on this web site. That s because Kearns students love this school forever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2005

I have attended Kearns High School for three years and have enjoyed my time spent there. It's just like any other High School in fact Kearns is the Best! There are many students who go to school to learn and have a positive attitude while there are others who are not as concerned with their education. I mainly beleive that it is the students choice to make wise decsions. Kearns has many opportunities. I took honors english my sophomore and junior years and as a senior AP Literature and AP Language. Mrs.Coon teaches both of thses subjects and is the best she engages and is a very excellent teacher. Plus there are many activities to participate in. I am part of Student Government, National Honor Society, MESA, HOSA, Key Club and Soccer. Kearns is a great environment. A diverse student body gives the students a well-rounded view of the real world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2005

I am a student at kearns high school. I agree with the other review posted for my school, on most points. The teachers do such a wonderful job, they deserve major props for what they do. the students appreciate what the teachers do as well. The only problem is that the teachers do more than they should be expected to (good thing they are still capable of doing a great job!), the school officers are extremely lazy and must be PUSHED into any kind of action against an offender. The administration has some good men and women in it there are only a few who think they can walk all over the student body without consequence, it makes for a major lack of pride in the school. One thing to consider is the lack of safety that even the teachers feel, there are many fights and gangs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2004

Well i'm not a parent... I myself went to kearns high school and had some of the best experiences of my life. I graduated in 2002. It was awesome. All the teachers have the opportunity, to have a one to one interaction with their students, and they do. All the teachers put their time and effort into their students, as it should be. They do a great job, and my parents couldn't have chosen a better high school for me to go to. Teachers deserve recognition for their great valuable work achieved. I can say that i learned a lot from that school, and have recommended it to everyone i know. Because i know i never had a problem with kearns high school, and i know they won't either. Above all i'd like to thank mrs. Peterson, and mrs. Mollerup, their the perfect example of what a great teacher should be.
—Submitted by a former student


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Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 87% in 2013.

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
12%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%
Earth Science

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
23%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
Pre-Algebra

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

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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 53% 77%
Hispanic 36% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 60%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

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Transportation options
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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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5525 South Cougar Ln
Kearns, UT 84118
Phone: (385) 646-5380

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