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Orchard School

Public | PK-6 | 681 students

 
 

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Posted May 27, 2012

This school is fantastic. They have been chosen 1 out of 10 schools in the nation to implement the Leader in Me program. Their Spanish Immersion program repeatedly takes home top honors. The principal, staff, teachers and others are so involved in helping your child succeed. Their PTA and SIPA programs repeatedly support the school with so many amazing events that make childhood memorable. They even have a full-time art teacher (rare in these parts) and a very talented after school orchestra and choir program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

This school is fantastic! My two kids love being at school. That is such a great thing for me as a parent, to know my kids are happy and well taken care of. Their teachers are great as well as the rest of the staff. The principle is so great with the kids and spends time getting to know them, and even plays at recess with them time from time to time. Parent involvement is great and I enjoy being invited to help with activities and in my children's class. We will be moving and we are so sad we will have to say goodbye to this amazing school. I really appreciate all the staff has doen for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

My daughter is in a fouth grade class with 33 students. I dont understand why more teachers are not being hired when we have this many students in one class. She has a great teacher but she gets no personal attention. The teacher only has time to control problems and help the children that are behind. We need more teachers!
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Posted January 5, 2007

My kids have benefitted immesurably from being in this school! I have 3 kids in this school. We transferred from another excellent area school & we couldn't be happier. Everyone we've worked with has been helpful & very concerned about each student.Wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

Orchard Elementary is an exceptional school! The teachers, particularly in the 6th grade, do an extraordinary job preparing our children for future education. We appreciate all efforts in our child's behalf. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

This school has gone down hill as of recent. The sixth grade teachers are hard to work with and don't listen. They love to pick on the kids. The younger kids are fine except for some of the teachers have not a clue in the world what they are doing.
—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

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 83% 77%
Hispanic 13% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1035 North 800 East
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 227-8723

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