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Scera Park School

Public | PK-6 | 438 students

 
 

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Posted August 25, 2012

I am an educator of 20+ years and sent my own kids to Scera Park elementary school. It is a great school that is a big part of the local community. It is a good old fashioned school where the kids actually learn and are well behaved. Both of my kids went on to have great success in junior high and high school. My oldest just received a college scholarship that I attribute to the great start he got at Scera Park. He excels in math so to the previous posters complaining about the math program, the blame for your children not doing well probably lies elsewhere. Many of the teachers live near the school so it is great that they are a part of the community as well. Everybody wants the school to succeed and it does. We couldn't ask for anything more in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I am an educator who homeschooled her niece during the summer and sent her to public school during the school year. My niece has always recieved the highest marks in her grade level at her other public school. She even took second place in a second grade spelling bee which included all second graders in the western half of the United States. When we moved to Orem and she attended third grade at Scera Park Elementary. The previous school's second grade she'd attended was so far ahead of Scera Park's third grade that she was made to sit in the back of the classroom with nothing to do during math class. She was beyond the text book that school uses. The reading program was terrible. And when my niece recieved a 'C' on a spelling test, (they couldn't teach spelling either)the teacher berated her to tears.


Posted January 20, 2009

Two of my children attended Scera Park. We Loved this school. The principal is wonderful. I was very sorry we moved away from this neighborhood, because I believe this school is far better than the schools even across town. My children both attended Scera Park for kindergarten and I must say that Mrs. Adams is the most amazing teacher. Her reading program set a fabulous foundation for my kids to excel and to love reading. My kids now attend a charter school because the school in our new neighborhood is not good. Don't take Scera Park for granted--it's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

Scera Park has good parent involvement. I feel comfortable associating with the school staff and faculty and with the other involved parents. My children have had excellent teachers. I tossed around the idea of homeschooling before I moved here. I told myself that this public school experience was just an experiment. But I've seen truly dedicated, skilled, talented teachers influencing my children. My daughter is in third grade and absolutely loves going to school and learning. My son is in Kindergarten. He had no interest in letters and reading before he started in the fall. By Christmas he was reading! There can't be any better reflection of the quality of teachers than the skills of the children combined with a continued love of learning. My only disappointment with the school so far has been the size of my son's Kindergarten class. 34 children! Good Grief! Poor Teacher!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

Our oldest child read over 130 books while in Kindergarten at Scera Park Elementary. (Thanks Mrs. Belliston!) I naturally disagree with the assessment of the reading program posted by one of the other parents. The books started off very simple and graduated to a surprisingly difficult level to keep up with our child's thirst for knowledge. The school itself is warm and comfortable for its age. The few teachers I have met are very nice and accomodating. The principal is a bit gruff and aloof, but then my own elementary school principal was the same way and I am no worse off for the wear. All in all I think Scera Park Elementary is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

I am educator who sent her child there for a year. 1st. Alpine District has a terrible math program! 2nd. Terrible reading! After testing a random sampling of 10 children in our neighborhood, all of the children were very much below their grade level in reading. I was very sorely disappointed with their reading program. They teach a 'balanced literacy' and every child in grades 3-5 that I tested independently scored 2 or more grade levels below the national standard. All of those children had severe difficulty in decoding/encoding simple consonant-vowel-cononant nonsense words. The children simply are taught the old sight reading that is proven by solid research to not produce fluent readers. My daughter will NOT attend again! The test that I used was CRT-Lexia, which is a very good indicator of reading skills. I was appalled by this school's reading program!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2003

I went to this school last year for 2 years it's awesome! long story short I love this school!


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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

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

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

Language Arts

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

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 82% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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 78% 77%
Hispanic 17% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 49%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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450 South 400 East
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 227-8730

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