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Thomas O Smith School

Public | K-6 | 578 students

 

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Posted June 17, 2009

I think this school does amazing things! There are a ton of extra curricular activities provided for the children. There have been several students who end up in the Junior High Enriched programs. The teachers are top notch and high quality. Several are working on or have obtained a Masters degree. The PTA is excellent. This school does have a high english language learning population, but the teachers do an outstanding job of balancing efforts with those students and with students who are proficient at their levels. I am shocked that anyone would rated this school so low! I am a highly educated parent who is not afraid of doing my part to ensure that my children's education is secured. I believe any school has major challenges. This one is an inner-city school and I know that my children will be further ahead in the 'real' world by attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

They are the best in the whole world out of the rest of the schools and T.O. Smith is really nice and kind over the schools and You guys rock keep it on the way that you guys are. T.O. Smith ROCKS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

I think this is a good school. I see the teachers trying very hard! Last year Mrs. Blamires was one of my son's teacher and she really stood out. She kept the children on task and focused as well as giving them an element of enthusiasm. She knew how to help the children individually to excell. I am very happy with their current secretary Mrs. Hernandez, she is very professional and helps in keeping the school running very efficiently. Their is another person at the school whom I see contributes a lot of time and energy Mrs. Garner, she is their for anything.Their are many others who volunteer their precious time at the school. T.O. Smith would greatly benefit from more parent involvement, but I must say I am happy that my child does go their it is a loving environment & I feel he's safe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

I think T.O. is a wonderful school. It does have some problems, like most schools, but as a whole I think it is good. The Staff cares about each child and many have been there for 10 years or more. My child has been there since Kindergarten and every one of her teachers has been great. Mr. Cassler, Mrs. Davila, and Mrs. Lefler are all very interested and involved teachers. The only thing I would like to see change is more parental involvement. The teachers cannot do it alone. More parents need to be involved with their child's homework, reading daily and extracurricular activities.
—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

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

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

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
Hispanic 63% 15%
White 32% 77%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 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 99%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ogden, UT 84403
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