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Carbon High School

Public | 10-12 | 614 students

Language Arts, Diversity, Student

 

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Posted February 9, 2014

The counselor at our school took our concerns very seriously and worked fast to meet the needs of our son. They are doing everything they can to meet his personal needs, as long as he asks for the help, to succeed in the classroom. It would have been nice if our district provided the means and people to test him for his Dyslexia, however they did give us the name of someone who could do the test. I only wish we had pursued this while he was younger, but because he was" highly functioning" it wasn't addressed sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2012

It is one of the only Utah schools where diversity, of all kinds, seems to be truly accepted. The teachers are fantastic and put in countless hours on their students' behalf. What a refreshing school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

I think this is a good accredited school. Check out the other school in town that is a rival and see if it is accredited and has good testing scores. (It does not) but see for yourself. This school has higher testing scores.


Posted November 15, 2009

Great Teachers, Great Academics, they have a great sports program and make sure nobody is left out. I am proud to call myself a Dino!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

I am sorry to say you are totally wrong. My child went to the so called wonderful 'better' Pinnacle Canyon Academy school and he went from straight b average to all f grades WE had just moved to Price and the school was just around the coroner therefore I asked about the school and called the district with all good remarks. But the teachers never told me he was failing so badly, I would ask and the answer was always the same You have a wonderful child and we are so pleased to have him here.The results he didn't want to go and at the end of the year he didn't pass and how being at Carbon High School he so busy with studding and his grades are A an B's his teachers care and work with him and as for the ID badges, my give them responsibility an
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This is a horrible school. The students have very restricted privacy here. They have to wear ID badges and if they forget it more than once, they risk suspension. They are not allowed to bring in water bottles from home because of fear of alcohol consumption. If they enter a classroom with a water bottle, it has to be a new one from the school's own vending machines. This reviewer is a former student and dropped out because of the poor education and the treatment by the peers. However, despite the terrible conditions, the teachers are the school's prized possessions, so to speak. They teach for the love of it and value students, especially if they want to learn. Although there are great teachers, however, I would not suggest this school for anyone. Lighthouse Learning Center or Pinnacle Canyon Academy would be the better choice.


Posted June 26, 2006

I attended, and graduated from, Carbon High School. I know that my successes in life are a direct result of the caring education I received at CHS. I also believe that learning responsibilities are primarily that of first the Parent & Children and then of the community and lastly of the school. This is a good school but students need to want to learn, and then need to get out of Price.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 22, 2005

I would rank CHS with a D/D+ rating. The teachers are weak, mostly due to pitiful salaries and embarrassingly little public support/expectations for academic excellence! Not that local community support is totally lacking, football is VERY important! Utah legislators offer 'lip service' promises to educators, then they grossly under-fund educators with an attitude of spiteful delight. Also, the tenure system clearly promotes instructional mediocrity with most teachers and stifles teacher incentive to perform at higher standards. Worksheets and videos are the lesson of the day at CHS. Only a handful of teachers are truly outstanding. The high achieving students schedule their classes around those same few teachers. The school principal has his hands tied. There isn't any performance-based monies to compensate the truly devoted teachers. When will the CC Board of Education take action?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

I would be proud to have my child attent this school. If your child wants to learn, then this is the place to be. They work with your child on a one on one basis. They want your child to learn. Along with academics they have a wonderful sports program that everyone can be involved in. Three generations of my family have all graduated from Carbon, and I felt lucky to be there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2004

This school has poor education and the classrooms are crowded.
—Submitted by a student


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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 87% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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 86% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 40% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
62%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
75%
Earth Science

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

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Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

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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 84% 77%
Hispanic 14% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Gender
  • Coed

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
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  • Internships
  • Multi-aged
  • Teacher-run
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750 East 400 North
Price, UT 84501
Phone: (435) 637-2463

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