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No Ut Academy For Math Engineering & Science (Nuames)

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $164,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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Posted October 31, 2013

This school is incredible. It is one of the coolest environments you will ever be in. Students get along and interact with each other. Not to mention, the education is outstanding. I graduated NUAMES with my associates degree and only had to pay for my books. You cannot get that anywhere else. The teachers care and are always there to help. The administration is top notch. No wonder it is the envy of charter schools everywhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2012

NUAMES is extremely unique. Having never gone to a public school in Utah, I can't comment on its difficulty; however, most students say it's quite a bit more rigorous than most Utah public high schools. Most of its teachers are great at what they do, and all are very passionate about their respective subjects. I wasn't impressed by the administration in the least (the reason it lost a star). I came to this school for one reason only: to get an Associate's degree in high school. I would, without hesitation, strongly recommend the Early College program; it's rigorous, valuable, and usually free. I can't express how much it's helped me mature and thrive in high school. Academically strong students should definitely consider it. Those who have reservations about the program due to AP classes offered elsewhere should know that Early College classes at Weber State earn students more college credit and are easier than their AP counterparts. That being said, NUAMES doesn't have any sports or many of the usual high school activities. Students who don't quite fit in at traditional schools usually thrive here, but athletes and those involved in arts might find the activities unfulfilling.
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Posted June 21, 2012

I have been disappointed with the leadership of this school. The school is administered similar to an ordinary HS with micro-managers who don't understand excellence in teaching. We have considered leaving; however, our boys are very happy and have been inspired by a couple of their teachers. The board needs to take a serious look at the current administration, and have the administration undergo regular evaluations. I have given the school 3 stars versus 5 because of the administration, and the Boards inability to recognize the flaws.
—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.

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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.

200 students were tested at this school 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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 86% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 40% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Algebra II

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

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

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Pre-Algebra

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

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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 81% 77%
Hispanic 9% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A48%
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2750 North University Park Blv
Layton, UT 84041
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