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Eastwood School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2011:
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Posted June 18, 2014

Eastwood Is an amazing school! Over 60% of our students come from outside of our boundaries which indicates how many want to attend here. Our staff is dedicated about meeting the needs of each student. Our school theme is S.O.A.R. with the Eagles (Strive to do your best, Own your choices, Achieve your goals and Respect yourself and others). Our PTA and volunteers are dedicated with an average of 15 volunteers in our building at all time. Eastwood has the only Co-Op program Kindergarten to Third Grade in Granite School District. Parents dedicate approximately 3 hour per week in those classrooms lowering the student to adult ratio dramatically. They teach everything from Science, to Social Studies, Art, PE, etc. Come and check it out - you will love it!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2014

We have loved our experience at Eastwood! The curriculum has been challenging and the teachers have really gone above and beyond for their classrooms. We loved co op and we aer so lucky to have participated in this amazing option. We will be very sad to leave Eastwood. I highly recommend this school!!! We are grateful to Vickie-the amazing office manager-and all of the people involved at Eastwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

I was so disappointed with this school! I have two children that I enrolled this year and after onky eight weeks of attendance, I am back to tge drawing board. The staff was friendly enough, but did not want to entertain any thoughts that the school may not be perfect. I found it VERY difficult to get any of the staff to communicate with me once I wanted to address some problems that were occurring. Even the principal wanted to sweep me under the rug. I chose this school for very specific reasons and drove my children from out of district to attend. Unfortunately, the environment was not worth the trouble. The curriculum in the lower grade was completely inadequate and unchallenging despite their claim of hosting an enviroment for advanced learning. Instead of allowing children to work ahead on their level rather, they hold them back and teach the class as a whole. My son did not learn one new concept in the entire time he was there. And, despite their claim of having a friendly and welcoming student body, my daughter found this school to be quite the opposite. She experienced a rathed cruel and excluding environment in the upper grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

One of best schools in area: Teacher quality/support 4* Student attitudes 5* Special programs 5* Social experience 5* Administration support & friendliness 5* Tolerance of bullying 5* (no tolerance policy) Variety in studentbody demographics 2* Extracurricular programs 4* Eastwood is a stellar school. Regardless of where your child is in his or her academic progress, this school will challenge & help your child do their best. The principal is fantastic. Teachers are understanding & encourage social acceptance, paying close attention to what happens on the playground. They do not tolerate bullying or making fun of any children. Your kids will feel safe at school, excel, feel free to get involved, & make friends. Depending on the grade, your child will be placed in separate reading & math programs according to how they do on testing. The focus is balanced between maximizing academic performance & making the chlid's social experience as good as possible --- within the confines of a limited (largely homogenous) demographic group for radical & religious diversity. The lack of diversity and the lack of an art program are my only complaints. Most kids have a positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2011

This is a school that actually really likes kids! The co-op program is stellar, as are the teachers. I feel so lucky to live nearby, but there are many families traveling from all over the valley to get their kids educated at this school. I feel that this is one of the best all around schools in Salt Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

Eastwood offers excellent teachers as well as a challenging environment. The icing on the cake is it's co-op program. Parents join together with the teachter to make their child's class an interactive and engaging experience. I am always amazed at the small army of dedicated parents that carry each co-op class along each year. Even if budgets are cut, I know my child will still be going on field trips and experiencing an enriched education. It's well worth the effort!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

We looked, and tried, a few, other schools before finding our home at Eastwood. If you are tried of being treated like a number, if you want to be welcomed no matter your race,religion or income status... come to Eastwood Elementary. I could go on and on but really just come visit and you will feel the difference yourself !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Eastwood is very good with children who have behavior issues, so if you need help that you aren't getting at your neighborhood school, then Eastwood is a great alternative.


Posted September 22, 2010

Best school in the Granite District by far! The teachers are amazing, and the front office staff are great too! They really get to know the kids and treat the kids like the amazing special kids that they all are! There is a lot of parental involvement at this school, which sets it apart from any other school in the district! I coop-ed in my daughters class for two years and loved it! All the kids are very accepting of each other and friendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

Amazing teachers who care about the students success. Parental involvment is huge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Eastwood takes education seriously and has many great programs for students. There is a lot of parent involvement and the teachers are caring and take education seriously. My only concern is the emphasis on testing. It's important but there are other ways of being 'bright' than testing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

This school has extreme parent involvement. For the year 2007 there was over 1500 volunteer hours. It is a very academic school, geared toward the gifted and talented kids. There are many activities for students to be involved with; early morning language classes, chess classes, art start and many more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My son is in second grade at Eastwood Elementary, which is Granite school district's Co-op school. Parental involvement is extremely high and the current principal, McCasland, is very involved with the students and faculty.
—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

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

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 82% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

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

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
White 94% 77%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 15%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3305 Wasatch Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: (385) 646-4816

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