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Fox Hills School

Public | K-6 | 629 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted August 23, 2010

I have two children that have attended Fox Hills Elementary, One was in the Magnet program and the second in the regular school. The teachers have been tremendous in both portions of the school. I noticed that a parent commented that their child was in the 5th grade and haven't even started cursive. My daughter is just starting 5th grade and has been writing cursive for two years at the school. There is much diversity in the school yet I feel they have gone above and beyond giving all the opportunity to learn. Both the gifted and those that struggle. Parent involvement is a big deal. I seldom go to the school and don't see involved parents helping out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I just do not understand where some of these parents are coming from.... The principal is nonexistent as far as real issues concerning our school. Our rating for our test scores is a 2. The only ones having attention paid to them are the ESL kids and the slow. The average kids are all but forgotten!!! So many brand new teachers working at troubled school only breeds or adds to the chaos and confusion for these children. And I say the lack of leadership is the biggest problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Our principal has been excellent to work with. We have over 50 parents that volunteer on a regularly. The PTA has a very active board & had over 180 members last year. Most importantly, I have two children that have been part of the magnet program & two other children in regular classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Fox Hills has a great staff, with the exception of probably two teachers. They are very willing to help parents know how to help their children. They are friendly and supportive. They accommodate for the high and low learners. One of my children is in the accelerated program and truly being challenged. The other is in a regular class. She has memory problems. All of her teachers have been very willing to accommodate. The principal treats people fairly. She listens to both sides of the issue. The PTA seems to be run by only a handful of people. Other parents do not volunteer as they should. There are great after school programs including MESA, student council, reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

Terrible school! My child is in 5th grade and they haven't even started cursive... The administration seems incompetent, I wonder if they have any leadership capabilities at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Teachers don't listed to parents concerns, and principal will never keep appointments. If your child is average no problem, but above or below and you get no needs met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

My daughter has been at Fox Hills for two years. It is a wonderful school with the Best of the Best teachers. Their advanced learning classes are challenging, yet fun. The after school programs are appropriate and further the students' learning. We have been very pleased with the education she has received thus far.
—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

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%

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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 55% 78%
Hispanic 33% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 3% 2%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 62%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3775 West 6020 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84118
Phone: (385) 964-7555

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