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Oak Canyon Jr High School

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Posted August 24, 2012

I love Oak Canyon. I have had three boys attend there. They were completely prepared for high school. The band, math club and science demo club are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

I had the opportunity to be a student teacher at Oak Canyon Junior High and I was very impressed. As a college student, I have observed many Junior High and High Schools in Utah County. This easily made the top 5 of what I think are the best schools I've seen. The teachers are dedicated to what they do and they want the students to succeed. That being said, the students also need to be willing to try their best. The teachers are certainly fair, but they won't hand out A's just for showing up. There are high expectations for each student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2010

As a 9th grade student, I love the school. The fine arts are amazing. (Adv. Orchestra) we performed at Music In the Parks at Lagoon and one first every year against other schools from the western part of the U.S. The choirs are all very talented, and a student can always make it into a choir. The drama program is amazing and taught by an amazing teacher. The principal is very good at suiting our needs, and is good at disciplining the unbehaving students. Most of the teachers are very young, but they understand how a teen feels and help us a lot. Some of the substitute teachers and teachers are a bit too angry and strict, but besides the disadvantages, it's an amazing school. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else but here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2009

I am a student in the 2008-2009 year at oak canyon for 7th grade. I love this school because it has great teachers who will help me, and now that a new program called e-time has been added as a 30 minute break between 2nd and 3rd period, I can do a fun activitie or go ask a teacher for help to make my grade better. I admit some things could be better, but this school is definetly above and beyond average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2008

Oak Canyon has incredible teachers and great fine arts programs, particularly their choirs and drama department. The councilors and administration are very friendly and really care about the kids. All of my children that went to this school had a positive experiance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

This school is one of the worst in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

Oak Canyon is the only jr. high I would send my kids to in the Orem/Lindon area. Frankly, there's strong leadership, good teachers (although many of them are very young), and very involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2004

Oak Canyon is a well orginized school. there administration is to good. all though there very orginized there not good to the kids just like adults need respect so do the children and at this school there is not much of that. I say if the kids show respect, respect them back and that is not something the administration knows how to do! It's a very clean school and it had really good teachers but the leadership is not to good.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 84% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
96%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
85%
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 89% 77%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

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  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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111 South 725 East
Lindon, UT 84042
Phone: (801) 610-8138

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