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Sand Springs School

Public | K-6 | 996 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 30, 2014

I am really impressed with our experience at Sand Springs. I was hesitant about the year round schedule but it is working out great for our family. The school is great at communication and its always making different ways to stay in the loop. The teacher we have is so well educated and well versed in educational philosophy and curriculum we trust her implicitly. We'd love it if our son could stay with her indefinitely. The school has a lot of amazing community involvement. They seem to have a very active PTA which I appreciate. We appreciate the efforts made on the staffs part to address any and all concerns we have brought up. We also appreciate being made aware of any issues/events/drills going on at school that may interest our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

I love this school! My son goes here after we moved recently and we have nothing to say but praise for the excellent teachers and faculty. The school has a great layout and has adapted well to the year-round schedule to accommodate the growing population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

I LOVE this school and all the teachers and staff!! They really care about the kids and help them along! If it weren't for such great teachers, my son wouldn't have gotten as far as he has!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2010

We've lived all over the US and this has been one of the best schools we've attended. The teachers have been good to work with. Concerns are not brushed under the rug, and there is a high amount of parental involvement. Office staff is okay. I only wish for a stronger music program, but I believe budget doesn't allow for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Great teachers, great experiences, amazing curriculum, happy students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I love the parent and teacher involvement..I also love that they have an immersion program that so far both of my children are attending..Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

I love this school and the teachers are great! I have 3 kids who attend here and have never had any problems
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

This school is just great! It has a Spanish Immersion program that is fabulous. This is my son's K year in the Spanish Immersion and he's already picking up so much. The staff is amazing and the parent involvement is high. This is one of few the public schools that I would allow my children to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

I have been impressed with most of the teachers that my 3 children have had. They have been kind and have taught them well. They have a great reading specialist who has worked with my youngest son in a small group of other kids. The communication from the school to the parents is not very good. That is really the one complaint I have.
—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

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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
White 90% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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242 North 3200 West
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: (801) 402-3850

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