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Silver Hills School

Public | PK-6 | 503 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 6, 2014

not good principal is very rude towards parents and always sides with teachers when certain teachers say things terrible about students that shouldn't be said and principle doesn't do anything about the comments made very rude
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

Silver Hills has wonderful teachers who really try. My child has been through 4 different grades and has loved all of her teachers However, the principal doesn't seem to remember anything from one time you talk to her to another. I have heard her talk rudely to teachers in front of parents and students. The office secretary always make you feel as you are interrupting her if you need to drop something off to your child or to check them out. Administration needs to change. Teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

We LOVE Silver Hills. The teachers are amazing. The Principal is great. They really try to involve the parents. They have an activity once a month that the parents can come to. They have many groups that allows the children to learn at their level. Several of the teachers have masters degrees. The kids love being there. I could not have picked a better school to send my kids to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

This school is a nice school teachers are very nice and care for use we have a huge library and gym room theres lots of activetys the school makes for use I have moved a lot and of all of the schools I have been too this is the best school of them all
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

My son transfered to Silver Hills from Bennion Elementary when we moved. I wish now that I would have done my research before we changed schools. The school's gifted program is non-existent. I actually had one teacher tell me she couldn't 'challenge' my son becaues of the children who were behind. At Bennion parents would overflow into the halls at programs and assemblies, at Silver Hills I am disgusted with the parents involvement and support for the children. For a school with such a 'large amount of students' (that the pricipal likes to constantly remind us of), there are hardly any parents at assemblies and programs, they don't even fill the gym. If your child is going to change schools, do your research first, education is so important - don't let it take a back seat to anything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Silver Hills is a FANTASTIC school. The teachers are overall devoted to their jobs and improving their students learning. My children enjoy it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

This school is awful!!! Their 'Gifted' program is a joke. My daughter is unchallenged and bored. When I have talked to the principle or her teacher they have both been inattentive and rude. They don't care about the kids, their success or failures as long as they get their money from the state for pumping one more child through the system. I cannot speak for all of the teachers there but I know that her second grade teacher that teaches the 'gifted' class is one of the worst teachers I have ever met. Do not send your child here!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

This is an okay school. The principal Ms Koji will blame your chlid when you confront her about anything, yes she may know names of children but I am not the only unhappy parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My student attended Silver Hills from Kindergarten through grade 6. He had great teachers and a great principal in Mr. Day. Mr. Day left and the new principal, Ms. Koji, was very difficult. We only went there her first year as principal and then we were done with that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

I am a former student of silver hills. I atended three different elementary schools and silver hills was the best. Most of the teachers are good, of course there is the selective few, but the princepal was the best ever! She knew the name of all the 4th, 5th and6th graders!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2004

all i can say is that i have been through so many elementary schools with my smallest children and i have not found any other school lke Silver Hills they are the best of the best and trust me i have been through sooooo many this is one that i would recommend anyone to go to or send thier children. the teachers are very good.
—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

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

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 82% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%
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 45% 15%
White 41% 78%
Asian 7% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5770 West 5100 South
Kearns, UT 84118
Phone: (385) 646-5014

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