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Layton School

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Posted today

My children started attending Layton Elementary back in 2001. I could not ask for a better school for my kids to go to. The teachers are all amazing and very approachable. The administration is great and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted today

Layton has a new administration team leading us to be a better school with better education for our students. With the addition of some more amazing new teachers this year, I think we are heading in the right direction. I think our students and community will see the benefits each year from here on out! I also love that they are no longer serving breakfast in the classrooms!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

I am not happy with this school. In the last 5 years 3 of my 4 children have attended this school. It seems there is no regard for what the school truely needs & funds are being wasted on a mandatory breakfast & other wasteful things while teachers are begging parents for supplies. The quality of education drops off as the kids advance in grades. it is getting so ridiculous that we are thinking of moving just so my kids could get a better education. Kindergarten & 1st grade teachers are phenomenal, but do not go to Layton Elementary past there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Our school year started out with a personal visit from Layton Elementary's principal and vice principal, just to get to know us a little better and tell us that we were welcome in either of their offices at any time. As a first-time parent of a school-aged child, I was so pleased with the visit. My son has had some behavior problems in school this year and we have had a very positive experience in getting him the support he needs to overcome those problems. Academically, I've been very pleased with the rate at which he is learning and the variety of projects he brings home to reinforce the concepts being taught. There are 22 children in his kindergarten class and I have no complaints at all about his teacher. So far, we love Layton Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

Layton Elementary provides basic academics, but no meaningful extended academic programs. We have sent 4 children to school at Layton and noticed a widely varying degree of teacher quality, with many of the most-qualified teachers going to other schools, retiring, or soon-to-be retiring. We volunteered to provide additional art education for grades 3-6 because no extended out-program was available, and the students were not being served by the classroom teachers. In some grades/classes parents are very involved, but in others there is very little parental activity. The principal does an outstanding job with what he has, but the school is under-funded and not as well-staffed as many surrounding schools. Students with special needs are often not properly served (not solely in this school, but district-wide), though the principal goes above-and-beyond to do whatever he personally can to help these children


Posted August 16, 2008

My entire family has had a horrific experience at Layton Elementary!!! Several other parents I've talked to have had problems as well, especially with the principal! In fact, the entire office staff and some teachers have treated us very poorly. My children and my family deserve better! My children will no longer be attending this school. Despite a few good reviews on this school, I can't imagine anyone having a good experience at Layton Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

Simply put by far the best principal & teachers my kids have ever had. I wish my older kids would have had the same quality educational experience as my younger. I assure you this school is a wonderful blessing in my life thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

Layton Elementary provides basic academics, but no meaningful extended academic programs. We have sent 4 children to school at Layton and noticed a widely varying degree of teacher quality, with many of the most-qualified teachers going to other schools, retiring, or soon-to-be retiring. We volunteered to provide additional art education for grades 3-6 because no extended out-program was available, and the students were not being served by the classroom teachers. In some grades/classes parents are very involved, but in others there is very little parental activity. The principal does an outstanding job with what he has, but the school is under-funded and not as well-staffed as many surrounding schools. Students with special needs are often not properly served (not solely in this school, but district-wide), though the principal goes above-and-beyond to do whatever he personally can to help these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

The principle at Layton Elementary has made a big difference in my children s education. My oldest daughter participated in the reflections contest last year and came in 3rd place. I went from having a child that was unsure of herself to a child that could not wait to do another project. Their team has worked very hard in making sure that the parents and teachers are on the same page. They are also not shy in making sure that in order for a child to succeed that the parents need to be involved. Both my children entered this school with a below average reading scores. They finished this last year with an average and above average score.
—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

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

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 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

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 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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 80% 77%
Hispanic 14% 15%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 49%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
Portuguese
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Utah Behavior Initiative Graduated (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45
School end time
  • 3:25
School Leader's name
  • Darryl Bond Denhalter

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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  • He have a super pta. many parents coordinate volunteering through the classroom teachers. volunteers participate in areas they may feel more comfortable with: sometimes working with students, perhaps preparing materials, or organizing papers or books.
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  • Our unified school-wide behavior program focuses on positive behavior support, or recognizes desired behaviors. Our school has only 3 rules: Be Safe, Be Kind, and Be Reliable. We try to make our expectations clear by teaching appropriate "procedures." Our student body includes considerable diversity, especially when compared with other Davis County Schools. We have varying economic status and ethnicity with our students, which adds to our strength. We actively implement Scientifically Researched strategies in instructing students, especially in the areas of Language Arts and Math, with Language Arts being our greatest focus. We are a Title I school, which gives us the opportunity to utilize additional educators and better meet the needs of individual students.
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Students typically come from these schools
North Davis Prep Academy
Crestview Elementary
Heritage Elementary

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Fairfield Junior High School
Layton High School
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369 West Gentile
Layton, UT 84041
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Phone: (801) 402-3500

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