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Dual Immersion Academy

Charter | K-7 | 439 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter just started Kindergarten and really loves it. 90% of her day is taught in Spanish and she speaks mostly English. She really has been picking up the language. She's also learning the concepts being taught. Her teacher is the best. I know the test scores aren't good for this school, but if you look up the detailed scores by grade on the state website, you'll see that as the non-english speaking students learn english, their scores dramatically increase. The school is also in a poor neighbood hood and statistically the parents are not as involved in their child's education as more affluent areas. The language model for this school is 90/10. I did a lof of research and this method is proven to be the most effective for teaching a child a second language. I would recommend this school not just as a dual immersion school, but as a great all-around school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

This school is really taking off. I have worked here for several years and I enjoy seeing the kids and the school progress and become better. What I love about DIA is the small school atmosphere. Every student is known and the teachers are constantly collaborating about what we can do to help individual students. I have seen many students that have failed in other schools, both in grades and behavior, really take off and do well here. Our students who have been here for many years are bilingual in speaking, reading and writing. I really enjoy working here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2011

This school is the best school available in the Salt Lake City area. My children attend DIA and have become bilingual and biliterate (English and Spanish) in a very short time. Since attending the school, my children's test scores have been EXCELLENT and I absolutely love the 90/10 model. Dual Immersion Academy is the ONLY school in the Salt Lake area as of this post that does the 90/10 model. That is, 90% of time in class in K and 1st will be in Spanish, and 10% English. Starting in 2nd grade it goes to 80/20, 3rd is 70/30, etc This allows the English speaking students (which mine were) to be "immersed" in the Spanish language at a young age, and they end up learning very quickly. Spanish speaking students come to the school usually already knowing some English because they have already been "immersed" in the English language in the community/media. I have been so happy with the staff, the education, and the values of this school - I would not consider putting my children anywhere else. I have done my research, and continue to monitor the progress of this school and other schools available to my children - and I can honestly say that this the best school in the valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

The teachers are energetic, well-informed, concerned, talented, and intelligent people. I have aboslutely loved the teachers my 2 children have had. They go above and beyond what is 'required' to help the students be the best they can be. My children have earned top scores on the State's standardized testing. They are reading above grade level in English (so they haven't fallen behind as other posters have mentioned). Unfortunately, there are so many students with serious discipline issues (bullying, name calling, foul language, agressive and intimidating behavior, fights, etc.) that seems to go unchecked. I no longer feel like my kids are safe there. They will not be returning and I know many other parents who feel the same way whose children will also not be returning. The educational experience has been top notch. It's just that the behavioral issues over shadow the good things..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

This is a horrible school. Your child will be so far behind in every subject if you subjest them to this awful place. The 90/10 program they are running is not working! Kids are learning nothing and being left further and further behind. They also do nothing to punish bullies and do not have adequate supervision for the kids playing outside. The school is located in a very dangerous part of Glendale. The best thing I did was to pull my child from this awful school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

Amazing and dedicated teachers. Wonderful academic program, my children have learned so much each year. They have had some challenges in the school administration and leadership but I am hopeful that they can work through this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

The faculty and staff are wonderful and work well together. We have waited months for a new director and sadly I find myself very disappointed. The tradition that was building at the school is ignored by the new administration and the governance board blindly accepts the administrations misrepresentations. The entire look of the school will be different next year if parents cannot regain control of their school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

My daughter has attended this school for two years, she started in 3rd grade. She spoke no spanish and in two years is doing very well. I think the ciriculum at the school is outstanding, and chanllenging. They place each student in groups in both english and spanish based on thier academic level, this allows the children to suceed at thier current level before moving on, if they are excelling then they are not held back and if they need more time they are not being rushed to move ahead without being prepared to do so. Two thumbs up to DIA, I couldnt be happier with my choice to put my daughter here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

Most of the teachers are very dedicated and great with the children. I am not happy with the administration the class sizes and the way the teachers are treated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I waited 2 years to get my kids accepted in this school and I am so glad to see how much they've learned in spanish and I myself speak a little but now am learning from them. I have a Kindergartner, 2nd grader, and 3rd grader. I'm impressed and look forward to what may come next! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

their focus in on the whole child; dual language school


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
38%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
6%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

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

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 82% 15%
White 13% 78%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

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  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1155 Glendale Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: (801) 347-1750

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