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Parowan High School

Public | 7-12 | 367 students

 
 

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Posted April 25, 2013

Parowan High School provides an atmosphere for learning. The teachers care about their students and go the extra mile to ensure that all students are given ample opportunity to learn and grow. Because the enrollment at PHS is smaller than average, each student has a myriad of opportunities to shine, both in the classroom and in extra curricular activities. Unfortunately, the smaller numbers also make it difficult for PHS to secure resources to fund increasingly important classes and curriculum such as, for example, math, physics, chemistry, and other classes that constitute the foundation for the hard sciences. (Call the Iron County School Board to ask questions about the lack of critical funding for these classes at PHS). Nevertheless, for a small rural school, PHS is full of intelligent, articulate, outgoing, and quality students that are provided with a platform to succeed in life, right there in Parowan, UT. The faculty at PHS deserves a giant THANK YOU!


Posted April 8, 2010

I really like Parowan High! Every one there is very nice, and all of the teachers understand you and meet to your needs. It's not like you here about other schools where all of the older kids hate you and treat you like dirt. You get along with everybody!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

Parowan is a great school for teens that need a mor eone on one basis with teachers. Teachers, students, and faculty know you by name and truly care about you. The rules are not enforced with every student, however, there is no cafeteria (however students can leave campus to eat or eat at the elemntary school, a short block away), and budget funds are low. I graduate in 2011 and I love the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

I graduated from Parowan High School in 2000. I treasure the experiences I had at Parowan High. My family moved to Parowan when I was ten years old. I did not find it difficult to make friends or be accepted. People in Parowan are extremely friendly. Because Parowan is such a small school, the students are provided with many opportunities that they would not have otherwise. The teachers are able to provide one-on-one support, athletic teams are available to nearly anyone who wishes to participate and student leadership positions are attainable. Patriotism and traditions are deeply rooted in Parowan High School. There, I gained a sense of who I am as an American and as a citizen. Academic achievement is important to the teachers and administrators of Parowan High School as well. I would recommend Parowan High to anyone who wants a great education and wonderful opportunities.


Posted April 24, 2005

I am a former student of Parowan High School and a graduate in 2004. The teachers of Parowan High School are great! They focus on each and every student, and care deeply for the students and the school. And although most of the teachers are either husband and wife, or any other relation, it unites the school even more. If you choose to live in a small town, then you must also accept a small school. The number for sports activities and academic activities may be smaller than most 2A schools, but that does not mean that this school does not have the heart. I highly recommend this school for any student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2004

This school Needs new Principal and Better guidlines for extra caricular activitys and those alowed to supervise these activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

We recently moved to Parowan and have 4 children in the schools. Coming from a very large metro area on the east coast we had no idea what to expect from a much smaller school district. The students and staff have been very supportive and friendly towards my children. The smaller classes seem to provide an opportunity to focus more closely on the work as well as ample time for the teacher to spend time with each student. My children feel they are being acedemically challenged but more importantly, they seem to be getting the attention and time they need from their teachers. So far we have been extremely pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

If you've read the overview, you've gotten a very incorrect view of this school. I am a recent graduate (class of 2004), and am currently enrolled as a midshipman in the United States Naval Academy. The knowledge of hard work and learning habits I got from the small teacher-to-student ratio is helping me succeed at one of the hardest academic schools in the country. Move-ins are only not accepted if they don't accept the students already there. It is a great school for any student who really wants to be part of a family. But for those students, like probably the one described by the parent that wrote the other review, who are lazy and too prideful to try and be friendly, life will be hard at this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

There is very little follow through with the leadership in this school. Because it is a small town, the Principal seems to cower under the parental pressure of a few hard to handle students . These students make it almost impossible to reach the young people in the school who really want to learn. Peer pressure is great in the community for the adults as well as the students and most of the leadership and teachers are related (husband, wife, mother, daughter, etc.) It is a very hard school for outsiders to become part of. Many of the teachers try very hard to teach respectfully, but become discouraged because of lack of parental support. I do have a child in this school and worry about her education. We have attended other schools so we have something to compare to.
—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 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

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 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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 86% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
23%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 77%
Hispanic 8% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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50 West 100 North
Parowan, UT 84761
Phone: (435) 477-3366

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