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Pinnacle Canyon Academy

Charter | PK-12 | 512 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2011

I do not recommend this school for any child anywhere and was shocked when I saw their state percentanges testings were much lower than the state average. The administration goes way beyond their scope in dealing with personal issues of families that are none of their business and have nothing to do with school.


Posted September 17, 2009

They have helped my grand chilodren to become very smart and overcome learning disabilities.


Posted September 17, 2009

Pinnacle is a great school. With excellent teachers and great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

I am not a parent of a student, but a party that has been invited in to the school to help work with high risk children. I see more one on one work with each child that attends school there. The resource staff and counslors know what they are doing and if they need help they ask for it. That is where I come in. Wonderful staff with better choices for the children that attend this school.


Posted August 14, 2007

Pinnacle Canyon Academy use to be a good school, a better alternative to public school. But now things are much worse. Their reading programs really are horrible. I have a third grader who was reading with the same fluency as my first grader, until I took them both out and into a district school, now they are soaring. I definately would not recommend this school to any parent. Parent involvement is a must, yes but even then the parents show up to help and the there is nothing for them to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

My son has attended PCA since preschool and will enter 3rd grade this Fall; I couldn't be happier with this school. The approach to discipline is consistent; the special ed program is alleged to be excellent; the character education program is just one way the school educates the 'entire student.' The reading program in the younger grades is outstanding, and the Everyday Math program is so practical. This public charter school offers parents a great alternative to the local public school system. Parents are requested to evaluate the staff and the school twice yearly, and I have seen several changes instituted immediately based upon these results. One final note--all teachers are hired on an 'at will' basis; their contracts are evaluated annually, which doesn't allow the laziness brought about by tenure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

I am not a parent but a student of this establishment. I loved every part of it, the teachers are great, best education system in carbon county, its also a great thing that PCA is moving into a different building. Extracurricular activities are some of the best I know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2004

Two of my children are attending Pinnacle Canyon Academy. I am glad PCA is there as an alternative. I like the fact that technology is a focus in every classroom, from pre-K through 8th grade. I love that PCA is a School of Character, and teaches Character Education everyday to every student. Parents are asked to volunteer four hours a month for eah of their children in the school. This has given me an opportunity take an active role in my children's education. Parents are also given a voice through voting on important issues, and by completing teacher evaluations. The reading program that is used in the lower grades is great. My kindergartener finished the year reading on a second grade level.
—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

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
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 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

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 87% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
14%
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

 
 
53%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
58%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
44%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
0%
Earth Science

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
40%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%
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 86% 77%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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210 North 600 East
Price, UT 84501
Phone: (435) 613-8102

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