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Whitesides School

Public | PK-6 | 468 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2014

This school is amazing! The principal is very attentive to students and parents. She is a very fair, understanding and qualified principal. I have taught here for a few years, and have seen many great accomplishments at our school. We have a wonderful faculty who is highly effective and knows the best teaching practices. You can't judge a school until you have been there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 29, 2014

My children attended this school for 3 years. There are a few excellent teachers, and a few who were not so great. I volunteered weekly in all of my children's classrooms, but I was often the only parent who did. There is a new principal, and she is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

I must say this School needs to get its act together. Principle is all about social time and will never contact me back on concerns. Have had a teacher hurt my child and get dismissed right off. Not even the Head of Schools will do anything. I see potential however we need faculty to help with that. Take out the garbage and it starts with the Principle.
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Posted May 1, 2012

I feel that the staff is highly trained and is second to none! Our new principal truly cares about students and staff alike, and has provided many opportunities for growth. Each classroom comes equiped with ipads and a smartboard. As an added bonus our school has a wonderful before and after school program as well as an awesome PTA board.
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Posted August 17, 2010

My kids were at this school for a few years, then we started homeschooling. In my experience, there are about 2 or 3 good teachers at the school and the rest are ineffective and some of them downright bad. The principal is dismissive of concerns and when we tried to deal directly with the parent of the child who was bullying our daughter, the VP told the teacher to tell my daughter to tell her daddy (did you follow that?) that if we tried to contact that parent again, the school would call the police. Do NOT send your kids to Whitesides, any other option is better than this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

I find it difficult to get any help from the staff at the school. It seems that no matter what I ask they cannot help. I also think that they spend their funds unwisely.
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Posted December 17, 2006

I was very disappointed in this school. We moved here from a different area. The school did not meet the needs of my children. I tried to talk to the principal about it and she was dismissive. There are unaddressed behavior problems at this school. We were lucky to be able to move our children to a different school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

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 82% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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 75% 77%
Hispanic 15% 15%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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233 North Colonial Ave
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: (801) 402-3600

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