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Plymouth School

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Posted March 1, 2006

My son has attended Plymouth for over a year now. I thought the kindergarten teacher he had was wonderful. However, since he has gone into the first grade, I am highly dissatissfied with the dicipline there. Bullying is happening and the principle seems to do nothing about it. The teachers try but are afraid to discipline for fear of loosing their jobs. I think the principle is just there till he can retire and does nothing about the problems that are occuring in his school. I hope for the future children attending this elementry they will have a happier education than what we have expirienced at Plymouth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

I am the mother of a 2nd grad boy who has learning disabilities and receives special ed within the school. He has been here for 3 years. Apart from one teacher that he had, everyone has been incredibly helpful in working with my son to further his education. So much so that we have chosen NOT to move away from the school. The AR program is great, the children do get to choose what books they want to read, and the teachers do the best job they can with limited time, and many students of all levels. I am frustrated by parents at the school who believe that it is the job of the school to teach their children and not their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

I have been less than impressed by the quality of leadership at this school. Curriculum is lacking and there is no room for students to excell. The AR program demands that students read only the books the teachers choose, not ones that students do. If students excell in math, they are given no avenue to pursue advanced skills, instead they flounder, get bored and loose their interest in school. Teachers are never available before and after school for meetings, kids self correct papers because teachers claim to be too busy. Maybe they should work an 8-5 day. If teachers produce excellent results, perhaps the argument for better pay would hold more water. Now it is an argument of which came first, chicken or egg. Poor teachers, sub-standard education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

My daughter has attended Plymouth Elementary now for 5 years (k-4) and she has had 2 great teachers during this time. The past 2 years we've had issues that the teachers and administration handled poorly. They didn't accept responsibility for their mistakes but rather put the blame to the student and/or parent. All schools can have issues, but I am highly displeased with the leadership and teacher involved from grades 3-4. Also, poor communication between school and home.
—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

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
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 51% 77%
Hispanic 36% 15%
Black 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5220 South 1470 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: (385) 646-4978

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