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Walden School Of Liberal Arts

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Posted February 5, 2014

The Special Ed department is understaffed and unable to follow up on IEPs. They sometimes have great ideas but implementation is the biggest issue. The Principal puts her teachers first and is only worried about appearances. I spent more time in the office than my child did in school towards the end. After a year of fighting and my son regressing academically and emotionally I pulled him out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I didn't ever learn much when i went to a "public" school I learned different and need a little extra motivation and umph at school, when i discovered Walden and started school this last fall I was very pleased. The students were very accepting and the teachers were actually exciting and happy to be teaching. At Walden i feel like they go more into depth about whatever subject your learning they don't just skim over it. Not only do they do they go more in depth they have wonderful and unusual class choices which are very fun and educational. But i think my favorite part about Walden is that the teachers actually care and want to help you learn; and i'm very sad I only two more years left at Walden I love it.


Posted May 7, 2011

As a new kindergarten parent I was very concerned with finding the right education experience for my children. I researched every school within driving distance before my son started school and was very impressed with what I learned about Walden. It's a 30 minute commute (one way) but my son's experience this year has made it worth every minute. His teachers are wonderful and I've been quite impressed with their openness and communication with me as a parent. They are proactive and individually focused on the needs of each child. I was a little concerned at the start of the school year because my son just considered his time at school as playing games all day. When I approached his teacher she was great about better explaining the Montessori philosophy and was able to show me areas in which my son was not only learning, but excelling. My whole family has been made to feel at home at Walden and we have had an exceptional year. My three year old can't wait to start school and my kindergartner is already making plans for what he'll be doing there over the next eleven years. Walden has provided my son with an excellent foundation on which to build the rest of his primary education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

As a student at Walden I really feel like it was an excellent choice for me. I feel close to every single one of my teachers, and the art program has presented me with a lot of really wonderful oppurtunities. I am very blessed to have gotten in to such a great school, where learning is actually enjoyable! Thanks you to all staff who made our school possible, I love Walden so much.


Posted December 1, 2009

The Greatest school EVER! I am free to learn and be independent, I have never been to a better school in my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

We've loved this school so far. Sometimes things aren't completely organized, but if you're a little flexible, it's worth it. There are monthly field trips, excellent instruction, hands-on learning, and if you're willing to spearhead a project, you can go for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

My daughter finished Kindergarten last year, and I could not be happier with our choice of school for her. I was not satisfied with my options in the tradition school system, and when I heard that Walden was opening a true Montessori elementary, I nearly hyperventilated with excitement. I knew we had to get our daughter in. The teachers are amazing, and the classrooms are inviting. Walden is a truly exceptional school.
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Posted March 5, 2008

It's very small but other wies it's a great school it just began a elmentry school that is montesori. Walden is a great school for those who want to travel. My best friend just went to turkey for 3 weeks I chose to stay and do the special activites instead. The Elmentry kids go on a field trip at least one a week. Some teen's would hate being with little kid's but it's not like that they really look up to you and you play an important role model. I give it a 5!:)
—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 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
25%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

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 80% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

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 82% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%

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 84% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
87%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

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 87% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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

Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% 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

Algebra I

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

2010

 
 
86%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Pre-Algebra

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 77%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
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 78%N/A48%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4230 North University Ave
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: (801) 374-1545

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