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Oakridge School

Public | K-6 | 560 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 4, 2014

Oakridge used to be a quality school. Unfortunately over the years, the open enrollment has turned it into a "drop off" school. Each year as the open enrollment permits increase the PTA memberships and volunteers decrease. The majority of students in need of special resources are from outside the footprint. These resources take away from funding other worthwhile programs such as choir. Instead of a behavioral specialist we could have a math specialist. A new principal who does not connect with or relate to the community has added to the deterioration of the school. There is a lack of transparency and accountability. Her leadership style is one of avoidance and dismissiveness. She has hired teachers who lack experience in the field in lieu of highly qualified teachers. What is saving the school right now is the core of parents who diligently prepare their children and supplement their children's educational experience through enhanced learning experiences in the home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Oakridge Elementary is an outstanding school with a highly organized administration and very caring teachers. Everyone I know that has had it as part of their own or their children's lives has nothing but glowing remarks. They offer before school language classes, incorporate music on a regular basis and do many different types of art competitions and programs. Last year my son's Kindergarten class performed an Opera to a children's classic literature book. We haven't been at Oakridge long, but already I can see that parents are very involved in their child's lives with homework and volunteer positions in the classrooms and schools beyond even the PTA. I look forward to many years at Oakridge with my two sons and wish all children could have such a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

We moved from Cottonwood to Oakridge for my childs 4th grade year. What an improvement!! (WOW) I wish I had changed sooner. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I agree with all of the reviews here. My child has attended Oakridge for 6 years. We have never had a 'bad' teacher. Most of them are amazingly dedicated professionals who are fun, challenging, and highly skilled in motivating kids to do their best. Parent volunteerism is a tradition at Oakridge. Music is hands-down exceptional. The arts and PE also add to a well-rounded curriculum. There is no question that Oakridge is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

They integrate the arts with every day learning. They encourage parental involvement. So far, I've only experienced motivated, caring teachers. My child really enjoys it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Oakridge is one of the best public school in the Granite school district. Lots of parents involvement and excellent, qualified teachers. We love the arts, drama and music the school provide in their curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2006

Oakridge is the best public elem. we could find in SLC. The expectations are high and the school culture is academic, yet accepting of all levels. The Art Works for Kids program is an integrative-cross curriculum program that is excellent. The school and parents work hard to maintain the grants and funding needed to keep Oakridge on top. My three kids love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

Our children transferred from private school and we have been amazed at the teacher quality, the emphasis on the arts and the dedication of the administration to making Oakridge the finest of learning institutions. Like any public school in the state, the school suffers from a lack of funding with regard to the 'extras.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

Excellent school with a lot of involvement from parents. Great experienced teachers who geuninely care for the kids.
—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

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 89% 77%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 15%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 5%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4325 South Jupiter Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: (385) 646-4936

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