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Scott M Matheson Jr High School

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Posted October 24, 2013

3 of my 4 boys have/going presently have really learned a lot at Matheson and the teachers really care about helping and teaching the students there. This so far has been the best school for my boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

It's a newer facitily, but with a mediocre curriculum and staff. Perhaps the money would be best put to use to buy much needed books and supplies for a true AP curriculum and arts programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

I feel that the teachers do put the students first. There are 5-6 computer labs and technology used in almost every classroom. The programs available are beneficial and inclusive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2009

this school is alot better than any other school i went to i can really express myself in dance class there i love that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2009

matheson jr high school is the best school ever. the students here welcome anyone and everyone. its programs are great the students really have fun around here. we have alot of tiger pride!! matheson is the best school in magna, no doubt dude. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2004

this school is a really great school. the educators are really good and they take good care of the students. the students always come first. i would really recommend having your child come to this school!
—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 84% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
30%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
31%
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 53% 77%
Hispanic 38% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 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 70%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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3650 South Montclair St
Magna, UT 84044
Phone: (385) 646-5290

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