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Aspen School

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Posted March 26, 2014

Aspen has come a long way in the past few years. The principal is great and most of the teachers are wonderful. The PTA has a lot of fun activities for the children. They also have some great afterschool programs. They offer 4H, orchestra, choir, and drama. Art and music is also taught during the school day. I have two children with an IEP and the resource teachers are good and very caring. I have really enjoyed being a part of the great community of parents, teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Aspen has a great principal who really cares about the children. She knows each child's name. She communicates with parents about individual concerns. There are boys in the upper grades that cause problems. I've had 3 children attend Aspen and have felt discouraged about the upper grades. I have not found the teachers helpful in addressing indivudal levels of ability. It seems that they 'dumb down' the rest of the class so they can attend to the children that just don't get it. This problem is not unique to Aspen. Come help in the class. It makes a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

My daughter is in the Life Skills classroom at Aspen Elementary. I am pleased with the great organization of the classroom and the teacher. The teacher is a hard worker, and puts in a lot of extra hours. She is very dedicated. The aides are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2006

I think the principle of this school has a lot to handle with all the bullying going on in the 5th and 6th grades. My child has been bullied for almost two years and it doesn't seem to get better, not because of the principle or teachers are not trying but because of a lack of parental concern.There have even been meetings about bullying where parents were invited, unfortunately hardly any parents showed up. This is a great school other than that. Sadly I don't see things getting better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

I don't believe that the program for the upper grades (4-6) is providing consistency. I believe my 5th grader is behind others in our area. There are not programs for music (no choir or band), art or sports. They have some 4H activities. Some parents are very involved and many are never seen. The PTA spends money on outside beautification and not on teacher/student supplies. The principal doesn't make wise choices on 'outside play' days. Most of the teachers care and do a great job. Some teachers are not concerned with teaching punctuality. My child has been excluded and bullied with little response from teachers and principal. The lunchroom is run wonderfully. It is a very clean 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

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

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

Language Arts

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

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

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 89% 77%
Hispanic 8% 15%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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945 West 2000 North
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 227-8700

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