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Sharon School

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Posted February 20, 2014

I really don't have anything good to say about this school. Please don't think I am one of those moms who got her feathers ruffled and wants to tantrum, I have just been very disappointed and wish that someone had given me a heads up. I signed up for every single chance I could to help out in my daughters 2nd grade class (field trips, parties, after school activities, even prep) and was not once called to help or participate in any way. I even went in and randomly asked if there was something I could do to be involved. Nothing. They had activities that rewarded the students based on their parents availability, punishing the kids whose parents couldn't go in during the school day, leaving them to sit at their desk while their classmates got to play games and eat treats. They were constantly asking for money and had so many fundraisers I can't even remember half of them. If you are a parent who wants to be involved I would really suggest looking at another school...the district allows students to attend any of the local schools as long as you are willing to drive...just fyi.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

We are enjoying Sharon Elementary! We are only in our second year at the same but have found the teachers to be great. They are committed and hardworking. Sharon is diverse in it's economic status as well as race. We appreciate that here in Utah County. It is one the most diverse family populations in Alpine School District, if not the most. We are happy to support our local public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

The classes are small and kids have the attention they deserve.. Teachers are great and dedicated. They need to demand more from the children and the parents specially those who are not native speakers. From my experience parents in other countries are used to be involved in their children's education. I love sharon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

Sharon Elementary has some hurdles to overcome - the school has a large hispanic population, so ESL is a very big deal, and a lot of low income families. Our experience at Sharon was very positive. There was a great student/teacher ratio. The teachers tried very hard to meet the needs of the students and there were a lot of extracurricular activities. Because of issues with the principal, many parents chose not to be involved in the PTA. The principal was aloof and hard to warm up to, but the office staff was wonderful. I was sad when we moved because I really felt Sharon Elementary had a lot to offer.
—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

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

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 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

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 82% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
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 51% 15%
White 43% 77%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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525 North 400 East
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 227-8733

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