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North Davis Preparatory Academy

Charter | K-9 | 1008 students

 

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Posted September 15, 2013

Amazing school that will challenge your student. What I love about NDPA is the Immersion Program. Students are taught math and science (some other subjects) in Spanish starting in 1st grade. When you walk into the classroom the students are conversing with each other and the teacher in Spanish. I love it. The teachers treat each student as a individual and can challenge those students who need more. I've noticed that NDPA is very committed to teaching students to think deeply and more critically. I agree with some of the other reviews that as far as expectations and environment, NDPA is more like a private school. The administration takes the time to work through conflicts with the students like you would in your own family. They spend the time to understand the root of the problem and work with the students involved to form a solution. If you are a parent who is looking for Spanish Immersion, want your students to be challenged, and understand that today's students need more practice at solving life's problems then NDPA will be a perfect fit for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

My sons went to NDPA for 1.5 years. I am writing this review I felt bad that I had not warned other parents. This is a terrible school, primarily due to a lack of leadership! At one point I called an attorney that told me I had a solid case and if I wanted he would represent me and my sons before the board but that he was sure we would win. Well, I decided to move them to a different charter school. They love it! I am so glad I did. Another example of poor leadership was when my family had a major (public) tragedy the school did not respond or support my sons hardlt at all! I was professionally trained to work with families in tragedies and confronted a teacher and the NDPA psychologist. I let them know that their response was very poor and that I was aware that is not how one is trained in this field. All they did was apologized for their behavior (or lack there of)! I was told by an NDPA leader things were different but that the principal changed hands in the last couple of years. Too bad for those families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

NDPA is a terrable school, the principal is nice but she is not do anything to help the school. They allow bullying, if you cross anyone in the wrong way, they will do everything in there power to drive you away. only a few good teachers, the band teacher, the 7th grade science teacher, the 7th grade cte teacher, and that it. But the band teacher left, cte teacher is considering quitting, and the science teacher is under appreciated. The next problem the Spanish program, when i left that school in 8th grade i took a Spanish class, i learned more from that class than i ever did there The students can get away with anything (most students anyway) I witnessed , fights, people who had such fowl language, that you would be horrified. I once saw a student who was asked to do something by the teacher, the teacher was imidiatly yelled at by the student! There are no extra activity, just sports, and even than, there have been kids suspended for not playing aggressive enough! on top of that the jr high assistant principle will not let them do anything with anyone other than charter schools. I beg and plead with you stay away,you will be transfering out in the middle of the year


Posted August 7, 2013

North Davis Prep is FAN.TAS.TIC!!!!!! My children have attended for the past 5 years, and I have nothing but praise to give the teachers, staff, and administration. There is a different feel when you walk down the halls of the school. The students are respectful and the learning environment is second to none. NDPA gets more out of their students because they have higher expectations for learning as well as behavior. After having my children in my local public school for 2 years, I can say without hesitation that NDPA tops my list of schools in Utah.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

North Davis Prep. One word, Horrible! I had my girls in it and I finally was able to take them out. The administration is terrible and we hated Mrs. Gomberg the principle. The Spanish immersion just slowed my kids down. I loved a few of the teachers but even they left because the administration was terrible. Don't take your kids here or you will regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2012

I brought my son here for two reasons. Spanish immersion and smaller school. However, I got much more than that. The principal, counselor and teachers are phenomenal. This is a tough school, much more like a private school in the expectations. The teachers from Spain do not have a hand holding philosophy. The student is responsible for their education and they are the guides. The school as a whole believes this. If your child is focused and has the desire they will do everything to help them be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

This school is top notch for education and helping children to succeed. However, the one draw back, and it may be a big one, is the lack of discipline at the Jr High end. There are very few and very lenient consequences when it comes to student bad behavior. As a result, your child may not always feel comfortable in this learning environment. Wish this were different
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

This school is fantastic. My child's language acquisition has flourished during his time at NDPA. My daughter loves her teacher from Spain and sings in Spanish from the time she gets home until she goes to bed. The admin at this school is very strong with ties to a good management company. The Board of Directors are parents with a vested interest in making certain the school is successful. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

My children have been attending the school since the beginning of the elementary. My children are now in the Jr. High, and the teachers are really great. They can speak fluently in spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

My wife and I have had our children attend NDPA since the beginning. After a semi-rough start I can honestly say that we made a great decision to keep them here. We are very happy with the teachers and the administration. We love to volunteer and take part in our childrens learning. Thank you NDPA!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I love this school. We just moved out of state, and were extremely sad to be leaving this school behind. The teachers are wonderful. I loved being involved with the learning process. My kids were always excited about school and what they were learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

NDPA has such a great energy and truly fosters a love of learning in students. The teachers are amazing, excel at sharing best practices with each other and work hard to help each student to succeed. I also love the high level of parental volunteerism. I also love the bi-lingual Spanish/English focus. My husband, two children and I have been very happy with this school and its strong sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

They take more time to be certain are meeting the requirements in learning, intervention comes on early when needed. My daughter went for one year her 6th grade, she has dyslexia, her reading went from a third grade level to a 6th grade level in one year. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I really like this school. My child is one who catches on to things quickly however as a boy he is easily distracted. The communication between student, child and parent is great. They encourage you to be a very big participant in your childs education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

This Is a great school. Through leveling, every child is given the chance to succeed at his/her own level of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

NDPA is a wonderful school with caring and innovative administration, teachers and staff. Parental involvement is one of the powerful factors that makes this bi-lingual English/Spanish school so successful. Children are taught to love learning and the whole school environment is one of respect and committment. My children enjoy attending school at NDPA and feel valued as an important part of the school community.
—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

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

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 82% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
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 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
35%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
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 80% 77%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 63%N/A48%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1765 West Hillfield Rd
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: (801) 547-1809

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