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Ensign School

Public | PK-6 | 396 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 8, 2012

Great neighborhood school. Experienced teachers, huge grassy playground, full-time librarian, updated computer lab, music & art programs, after school care & activities, involved parents. Why shell out for private school when you have this gem in your backyard? Think about it! Join us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

Ensign Elementary is a fabulous school. There is excellent communication between teachers and parents and ample opportunity for parents to become involved. I am only familiar with the Curriculum and Assessment Lab which is part of the school, which has incredible teachers who really care and challenge the students. My son, who is very bright, gained confidence in this program and has benefited from the self-directed learning, class presentations, and creative programming the teachers provide. Bullying is not tolerated and the school atmosphere seems to be very warm and accepting. Good after-school program. The view from the playground has to be one of the most spectacular in the country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

All my chicldren attended Ensign and we loved it! The school has a nice blend of different people and diverse styles....yet blends everyone well. The education level is strong and kids go on to middle school very prepared! The parent involvement is high and welcoming!
—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

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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 79% 77%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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775 12th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: (801) 578-8150

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