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Granite Park Jr High School

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Posted September 19, 2013

Really great environment for children to learn. The teachers are caring and the staff is all good. My daughter always feels good about the school and has even had one friend transfer over because her parents like Granite Park so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

This school is one of the best schools in utah! This school has the greatest diversity!! In this school there are the greatest teachers you could ever meet.. It is jusy a fabolous school to go to.. Im extremely glad that i got to go to this school!


Posted April 29, 2013

The thing i like about granite park is a school that gets you ready for collage and beyond.They would do anything to make it a safe place to learn.I've been going to granite park for 3 years and its the best school.


Posted August 17, 2011

I do agree the teachers and staff are not the problem. The students at granite jr. high leave little to be desired. It seems a great deal of them receive no discipline or support at home and the staff has to spend most of their time worrying about trouble makers which takes away from the kids that do behave and want to learn. Unfortunately I have chose to try online schooling this year so my student doesn't have to be distracted by those students who are so disruptive in that school. Good luck to the staff at granite park Jr. high all the hard work pays off with aty least a few of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The staff at Granite Park work extremely hard to maintain a safe environment where learning can occur. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no support on the side of the parents. It seems that most of the students have extremely tough home lives and are involved in gangs to replace the family they are missing at home. The public education system cannot fix your child!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 17, 2010

This school has no idea what so ever as how to instruct a student who needs the extra guidance. They put students in 'special ed' when they have no mental handicap that requires them to be put in such a class. Also, the teachers have no problems threatening their students with the police. Honestly, I would rather home school my student than continue to send them somewhere the teachers and staff treat their students so poorly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

This school has some problems! When a child has to choose between Honors or Band, someones priorities are messed up! They strictly enforce block classes, and won't accomodate individual needs. They do not address the needs of handicapped children, or those who need a little 'extra' help.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 84% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

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 90% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
25%
Pre-Algebra

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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 15%
White 29% 77%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 2%
Black 8% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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3031 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: (385) 646-5174

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