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Western Hills School

Public | PK-6 | 605 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2010

While I am sure that teachers would all like to pat themselves on the back and say they do a great job... And while it is certainly just as important for Parents and Students to be involved in the education process...For a teacher to be so QUICK to assure me that the schools low scores are NOT caused by the teachers nor the Principle shows me the level of concern and ownership this schools staff has for the education of our children. There is no sense of working with the children and parents educate the children, just an asignment of blame, and a washing of hands. My children will never attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

Notice the 'concerned parent' can't spell the word 'to' or use correct grammer. That should tell you something. Western Hills is a great school full of caring teachers and staff members. Children are very well cared for. An excellent education is offered to all, but not accepted by all. I can assure you the low test scores are not caused by the teachers nor the principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2007

The principal doesn't care for any of the students. She will embarrass your children in front of the entire class. teachers ignore your kids in class. Anyone is allowed 2 pick up your child and there is no supervision of students after school. They are walked out the door and left there. Test scores are al extremely low and keeps dropping more and more every year.
—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

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
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
Hispanic 48% 15%
White 44% 77%
Black 4% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 80%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5190 South Heath Ave
Kearns, UT 84118
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