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Howard R Driggs School

Public | K-6 | 677 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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Posted March 4, 2014

I've had a child at Driggs for the last 5 years. I currently have a 4th grader and a kindergartner there. The new principal started last year and she stirred things up, but now that the dust has settled I think the school environment is thriving. There's more online school assignments, which caters to different abilities. The communication between parents and teachers is great. The art program is doing well. There are a ton of parent volunteers which means more "extras" for each grade. I do wish the class size was smaller. And I'd like to see more programs..like theater and music (for younger grades too).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

We were disappointed with our experience at Driggs. We did like our children's teachers, but they were limited with such large class sizes and limited resources. The office staff is very friendly. The principal is not personable and sweeps things under the rug. There are rules and guidelines in place, but there is minimal supervision outside of the classroom and the rules and guidelines are not enforced. Teachers do not have voicemail, there is no voicemail in the office, and many teachers don't use email - this makes communicating very difficult. There are no PE teachers, no music teachers, no art teachers, no school nurse. Academically they are a full grade level behind the schools we have attended in other states. It is a very tight community that is very supportive of the school, but there is a great deal of room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

HRDriggs has good programs for the kids. Parents are very involved in volunteering. The principal has been very supportive of programs that enrich all the students lives and gives them a well rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I'm very impressed with the teacher involvement. My kids enjoy school this school very much. The programs and extracurricular activities are wonderful. The administration, teachers, office staff and PTA are committed and work together as a team for the children. This school is truly an asset to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

Best school around. I am willing to live anywhere as long as my my boys can go to this school. The teachers are wonderful and this school is a source of pride for this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I'd have to admit that I had concerns putting my children in this school because of personal experiences when I was growing up. It turned out to be the best thing for my kids. They loved their teachers and wanted to go back to school again. The programs offered were wonderful. The teachers are there because they want to teach versus those who are just their. The office staff is commited to the childrens learning and get involved. In one of the PTA sponsored events, the secretary sent a hand-addressed note to each student in the 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

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 78%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 16%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4340 South 2700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: (385) 646-4810

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