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Westridge School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 26, 2013

We have loved this school. We moved into the area (which is a great area to live) and were pleasantly surprised how great the school was. The staff is very caring and the teachers are great. We have loved Mrs. Jeppesen for first grade--she is patient and loving with the students and really helped my child with their reading. All the kindergarten teachers are great as well and even spent a lot of their budget on the Raz Kids reading program (which is an awesome program!) I liked that the school/staff implement/try new programs to help with learning. They also teach about bullying and how important it is not to do it. They have an awareness week about it. I was very surprised when my kids came home and told me what to watch for and what to do if someone is being a bully. We will be very sad to leave this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

Westridge is a fantastic school. Two of my sons have attended since 2007 (it is 2011 as I write this) and we are moving soon. I am SO SAD to leave this school. My sons have had wonderful teachers and great experiences at Westridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

I have six children. 5 have graduated from Westridge and my youngest is in 5th grade. This is by far the best academic school in the district. The principal and the teachers are the best. The review that said we have gangs is wrong. Our principal has zero tolerance for such activities. Also the parents whose child was passed at the end was probably attending another school. Westridge puts a lot into helping the child that needs the extra help. A child has never been passed to look good on tests. We are finding that children that have come from other schools are not testing what their previous schools tested them at,sometimes 2 grade levels lower! Our teachers adhere to test scoring rules and procedures far better than other elementary schools. Westridge has been a top school in the state since it was opened 27 year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

Academically challenging Dedicated teachers Wonderful fine art programs Great faculty and principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

dont give you homework and the school gets too many breaks plus alot of gangs are bieng started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

Great school with an above average teaching faculty. They track their students in math and reading. The Principal and teaching faculty are aware of students' needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

great school with lots of parent involvement and programs that help the kids learn and gain confidence in themselves. The provo rec department is great for extra curricular activities and is especially good if you are looking for a no pressure atmosphere for your kids to get involved in sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

If you have a child entering into 2nd grade and you are looking for a good teacher Miss Giles all way she is the best teacher in the school. My daughter has never done better than this year in her class. Giles is fantastic and because of her my daughter had a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

My Kids have gone to westridge for 2 yrs now (Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grades.) I have been super impressed with 1) The overall level of education and skills learned 2) the lovingness of the teachers 3) the no-tolerence level of bulling and putting down of students. A great school - FYI - There are many people who live ouside of the district area who are trying to enroll thier kids in Westridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

This principal claims this school is high stakes, if you aren't up to speed on certain skills, you get held back. So they hold this child back, don't give him any homework in the area he needed help the most. In math he only got 5 homework assignments the entire year because they don't want to 'frustrate' him. The week before school is out, he is flunking two classes, even though they held him back a grade. The day before school got out, they raised his grades to B's and passing, and just passed him on. High Stakes? All that means is that the teachers cheat for the students. Stay away from this school! Low class school.
—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

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

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 78% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

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

Algebra I

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

2010

 
 
100%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
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 79% 77%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 42%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1720 West 1460 North
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: (801) 374-4870

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