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James E Moss School

Public | PK-6 | 560 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

In advance i would like appreciated and send my great respect for all the teachers in the James E Moss School and all the employees there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Very poor quality school, not an environment I will ever put my children in ever again. No parental involvement, not enough staff for outdoors on playground and in cafeteria. Very sad the district has allowed this school to keep going in these conditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

Not one of the best schools . not enough disipline kids can do what they want. not respectful to teachers, Leadership is bad. needs a lot of improving. There are a few that try to keep things going, but they have no support from any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

My child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and is in their preschool program and has made so much progress this year. I have been very happy with this school. No complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

James E Moss is one of the best schools in the Granite School District. The teachers are well qualified and care a great deal for the students. If other parents feel their child is being picked on perhaps they should consider getting more involved with their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

No parent involvement means teachers feel no sense of accountability. Many special need kids that aren't getting specialized help - makes it difficult for average kids to be well taught.
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Posted April 25, 2006

I feel that James E Moss is a great school. The teachers and other staff at this school really seem to want whats best for the children and the community. I think they are doing what they can with what little lack of support they get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

I would advice the Granite School District to do a sweep through this school, starting with the Principal. Beware that this school does not believe in punishing students who beat other students up. I stood inside the school yard with my ex husband through 5 different recesses and was never asked by the adults on recess duty what I was doing there. Children are not safe or cared about at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

This school is about 5 years behind times. There is no teacher who is current in computer skills. Their website has not been updated for 3 years. The teacher my daughter had clearly reflected that she was only there because she needed a job. Many of the teachers constantly put down children for their size or learning abilities. I complained about spelling words like cocaine, overdose and suicide and was told the kids needed to learn how to spell those words. What like there aren't a zillion other words better for the children to learn. I never saw a parental permission slip for off campus field trips or for the 'sex education/maturation' program.


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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

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
23%

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 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
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 38% 77%
Hispanic 36% 15%
Black 10% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4399 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: (385) 646-4930

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