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Ogden Preparatory Academy

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Posted December 12, 2013

Love Ogden Preparatory Academy my children have been attending this school for 7 years and it keeps getting better and better every year. If you ever have a problem, there is always a school personnel around to help you with any concerns or problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

How amazing is this school!?!?! The teachers are wonderful. They are so good at teaching each child and helping them all succeed. The principal is great. She values every child and helps the teachers and parents to help the kids. The way the parwnts are kept in the loop on their children's education and invited ro be a paet is so cool. My wife and I are SO thankful we were able to get our children in this amazing school! !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

My children go to Ogden Preparatory Academy. My oldest is in fifth grade and has attended since kindergarten. We have had so much fun watching the school develop from such a small intimate space to such a large loving family. The staff are very willing to work through or listen to any concerns that you may have about your child, weather it be personal or academic. The new library at the school has a very inviting feel much like Barnes and Noble, a little friendly coffee house with a great selection of books and friendly librarians. The diversity is strong, and the unity is great! We love our school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

I was first interested in Ogden Preparatory Academy because of their bilingual programs and their downtown location. I liked that it was funded like a public school, but functions like a private school. This is our 6th year at OPA, and we love the new building. The teachers, staff, and administration are all very accessible. The principal is hands-on and helps direct traffic in the parking lot after school. The librarian is superb. She makes personalized recommendations to each of the students. The teachers are diverse, many from other countries. Students are respectful and well disciplined. OPA provides a safe environment for learning. Not all parents put in their 30 hours per year, but many do, and the school is greatly enhanced by those volunteers. OPA is a Title I school, and yet they consistently score higher than other non-Title I schools. I love the RAZ Kids online reading program. I love the special activities my kids have to look forward to as 8th and 9th graders (Havasupai, Spain, etc.) I love that my kids are learning a second language and are exposed to another culture. Things to improve: parking lot drop off before school/pick up after school, school lunch, P.E.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

I happen to be one of the low income families that has children attending this school. I am involved in my children's education as much as possible. I am appalled that someone would blame problems there children have on having low income families attend this school. Sometime people cannot help the situations that they are in financially. WE would sacrifice all we have for our children's education. My children have loved attending this school and we will continue to attend it. It has been the best school for our children and I would recommend it to others. The teachers are so willing to work with you and your child to help them be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

My children have attended the school the whole time we have lived in Utah. We are a military family and we have loved the school. I love the spanish program and their overall cirriculum. Yes they could use more after school programs, but we loved the school so much that when we moved out of Ogden onto the military base we kept them in the school. I will miss the school once we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter attended 5th and 6th grade here. the 2012-2013 school year we as well as many other parents unenrolled our students. The school is very inconsistent and seems to change direction and staff every year. There are no after school programs like there were a few years ago. They try to start them up but they are things kids don't really like like running club and reading club. They change the types of classes they offer every year too. 2 years ago was PE with a horrible teacher who yelled at them all the time, last year it was art/music. The class was similar to a 1st grade educational leveled class. They have a big bully problem. There have been more and more low income students coming to the school and with that comes low parental involvement and cultural gang related problems. The teachers are not exceptional, they are much like regular public school teachers, some of the teachers are good but they seem to leave after only a few years. They only stick to core curriculum classes, even in the higher grades they have the option of 1 elective, where most schools have 2 or more. There are no school events and children don't get disciplined unless it is severe. Look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

Really bad attitude from staff, They should really double check the credentials of their "Special ed Teacher "
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

This is NOT a parent-involved school. The recommended 30 service hours per year per family to the school are not enforced. If you are an involved parent, you will most likely be put in charge of fundraisers where you will pull teeth to get other parents to help, and even then may not show up to help. The school's main funding comes from grants for low-income students. Additional funding is provided through fundraisers sponsored by the parent organization (PO). The PO is solely a fundraising organization, and parental input into school topics are non-existent. Parking at the school is extremely inadequate making pickup chaotic as well as parking some distance away to attend school events. Between inconsiderate parents and school layout, the Ogden City Police Department is consistently assisting in the dismissal process. Programs put on at the school are a major fiasco; you will need to arrive extremely early to get a seat or even enter the auditorium. If you don't get a seat you may be able to sit on the floor in one of the isles or stand against the wall. This is most likely a fire hazard and against city code. This is all a shame since the teachers and Spanish are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

This is a very poor school, Title 1. OPA expanded in 2010 and has lost it's niche. We are extremely dissatisfied. We came to this school expecting more parent involvement when in acuality there is less parental involvement. Integrity is not there! There are MANY late students daily. There has never been a student telephone directory in 10 years of operating - students leave the school to go "back" to their friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

i am a student at ogden prep and i love this school Ihave made so many friends and learned a lot of new things.


Posted September 20, 2010

I Love Ogden Prep. because the faculty and staff are fantastic. They are accessible, caring and knowledgeable. I love Ogden Prep. because the School Board works hard to help the school improve for the students, faculty, and parents. But Mostly, I love Ogden Prep. because my kids are happy and safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I admire the hard work put forth by all the staff and love the enviornment. We are challenged and required to THINK , really think about things daily. We are also welcomed and encourage anyone interested in an excellent preparation for the future to join the OPA family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2009

I loved this school! And I would go back if I could. They challenge young minds. They teach to the highest common denominator, not the lowest. This is a great school, and I recommend sending your students here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

We are a military family and have had children in 5 different states for public education. OPA and MOPA are by far the best educational experience we have come across. The principal is an excellent administrator, no nonsense about negative school environment and does a great job keeping her teachers together as a team with a vision. I have three sons who have attended, two at OPA and one at MOPA. They love there school and feel very supported by the faculty. We have found that all students are accommodated regarding there academic levels and that there is an awesome emphasis on the 'whole child.' I can't say enough good things about this school. I have volunteered on a weekly basis and subbed at times. If you really want to know the quality of the school and it's staff you need to participate regularly. We are sad to be moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

It's nice to have your child's education in the hands of Teachers that actually care and want your child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I put my two children in OPA & MOPA because I had heard good things about charter schools and had high hopes for this one. Looking back, I feel that OPA & MOPA are much like public schools we had them in before, only with more homework and less social and extracurricular opportunities. My children have always excelled in school, but the homework load was too much. While some of the teachers are fantastic, many of them are just like public school teachers- lacking. The principal always seems frazzled and is unresponsive. Their 'open door policy' is in place if the principal and teachers wish to address the problem; otherwise, they just ignore parents' issues. I found the teachers and curriculum far too liberal for a conservative community, and when I voiced my concern, I was ignored. I feel disappointed with the OPA & MOPA charter school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

I have been very disappointed in the quality of the administration at this school. I am concerned that there is such a high teacher turnover, as well. -CB
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

I have had my daughter attend this school since it started. It is an excellent school with very high standards. The only problem though is that it has some bullies in the school that make the whole experience of education for my daughter hard. eventually I had to take her out of the school and I am not sure what the principal or the school did to help resolve the situation. It had been going on for years. In the end though a great school with a very great staff of teachers who want to teach. still give it a overall B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

OPA and its sister school, MOPA, have very high expectations of their students -- which is as it should be. Yes, there is probably more homework than most schools, but one must stop and consider the teachers' motives. People also have to stop and realize that OPA and MOPA are SCHOOLS OF CHOICE. If families don't agree with the policies, they are welcome to put their children in their own local schools and open those slots for children who WANT to be there. Some families wait months -- and in some cases, years -- to have their children attend. If you don't have your own high expectations for your child, then this is certainly not a good choice for you. For the rest of us, OPA and MOPA are exactly what we want for our children.
—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

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

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 82% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

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 84% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

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 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%

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

Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
47%
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 40% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
22%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 40% in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 77%
Hispanic 32% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A48%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2221 Grant Ave
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: (801) 627-2066

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