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Highland Park School

Public | K-6 | 596 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2013

I have three children who have attended Highland Park since 2008, The school is beautiful and clean. The teachers are respectful of parents and I have few complaints about communication from the many sets of teachers we've had. The things that set H.P. apart though, are the arts program (with specialists in music, dance, and va) which is available to every student (k-6), the Hands-on-Science program which starts in third grade, and the incredible parental suppport shown to the school through tons of volunteer work. The culture of being a parent at Highland Park is that most parents volunteer in classrooms, as aides, through the PTA fundraising, or through the HUGE fundraiser that is parent-sponsored to fund the arts program. This is a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

I love this school. We are transplants and my daughter has made many friends easily at this school. Her teacher, Mrs. Jorgensen, is the best! The only thing I do have to say needs great improvement is their quality of food for lunches. I've been several times to have lunch with my daughter and I have to say it's the worst! Something needs to change or the cooks need lessons. My daughter and other kids are constantly complaining about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

Two of my kids go to Highland Park and love it. The teachers are wonderful and the PTA plays a huge role in supporting the arts and sciences. We have been so happy here and are sad to have to move away this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

Highland Park has made a difference in both my childrens' lives. The individual attention they have received from teachers and staff has been so positive and we really love the principal. They have all gone above and beyond to make the school as terrific as it is. The Extended Learning Program, the operas, musicals, the art and dance programs, and the curriculum have given my children wonderful opportunities they would otherwise have not had. Great school hands down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I really like Highland Park, it has great teachers and I like the curriculum. My daughter is in Kindergarten and loves to go each day, she has nothing but good to say about it. Can't wait for the new school to open
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2004

I specifically chose this school for my children to attend due do its great reputation. I have been very pleased over all with our decision to drive our children out of the Granite district to enroll them here. The teaching staff is excellent and they honestly want all their children to succeed. They give children a lot of exposure to the arts, which is unusual in this day and age of budget cuts. Parental involvment in the school is outstanding as well. Thank you so much Ms.G,Mrs. Lund, Mrs. Wolfe,Mrs. Lemon,Mrs. Hansen & Mrs. Bartlett for giving my children a wonderful oppertunity to learn and love school!!!
—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

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 78%
Hispanic 9% 15%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1738 East 2700 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: (801) 481-4833

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