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Uintah School

Public | K-6 | 542 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 13, 2013

Good things about Uintah: location, school building, parent involvement. The test scores are high, but I really think this is largely because it pulls from a more affluent neighborhood with involved parents rather than from anything the school itself is doing "right." The building itself is very nice. Clean, secure, good natural lighting for a school, etc. There are some nice programs and the parents are relatively involved. On the negative side: class size is very large. They really cannot do much for kids outside of the norm (especially if they are very bright or unique thinkers). Also, I am not impressed with the new Principal. She has almost zero communication with the parent and in the little communication she does have it does not feel that she really cares about directly engaging the parents or the community. I was at school quite often and her presence at the school, other than appearing at school-wide meetings for announcements, was minimal. She inherited a great school so it is probably easy to coast, but she could do so much more. The parents are so very eager to be involved, but there doesn't seem to be the responsiveness back from the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

The student to teacher ratio is unrealistic. My son was terrified of his tyrannical teacher because he needed more one on one time but was screamed at when he approached her. It's not a good school for any child who needs more time, or has an IEP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

We have been on the private-public fence for a few years now, and continue to choose Uintah for its amazing parent involvement, loving, smart, enthusiastic teachers, and great facilities. I think there is a truism in that you will not get excellence in every teacher experience regardless if you are paying hefty private school tuition or are in a public school. I think that the drawback continues to be that the school must t"each the test" and that takes away from room for more innovation, creativity in teaching, and new learning techniques such as open age learning, so those will same math level all end up in multi-age classroom for math, those needing more attention with reading might all be reading level gathered for that segment, etc. When we had large class sizes in 3rd G. the Principle responded immediately and highered a new teacher! Awesome can do attitude here at Uintah.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

My children and I have loved Uintah Elementary. The teachers are kind, attentive, hard-working, and fun. My children have excelled at this school. The parental involvement is great. The only negative is the large class sizes, especially in the higher grades. My son is in 5th grade, and there are 34 students in his class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Uintah is great because the teachers, administrators, and parents all work together for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Super teachers! Super facilities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

We enjoyed Uintah. Parental involvement was very high. Good teachers made all the difference. The art program was excellent. It was mostly ran by volunteers, PTA and some other moneys. There is a good neighborhood feeling. Kids learn standard-based education in a loving and supporting environment. There are solid options for accelerated learners as well as special needs children. There are other after school-affiliated programs that my son attended: Spanish and Skiing. I loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

this school was ok for what if has to work with so I'm pleased but not pleased with it at the same time if you know what I mean. the class room are to full of children and over power the teacher.


Posted November 28, 2007

My daughter is a 1st grader this year and so far LOVES her school! From my perspective she is learning a lot, is having fun, and has made good friends. There seems to be a good balance of creativity and academics. My daughter has made so much progress this year in her reading. I am very happy with Uintah so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Because of high test scores, we do not get funding for in class aides, etc. The parents are the ones who teach art and much of the music in the classroom. Too much emphasis on no child left behind. And the class sizes are just too large. The level of homework seems excessive and there is pressure to make the test scores 'fit.' We don't even have an in house school nurse. Without the intense parent involvement, the children would be lost. I wish all teachers were as innovative and child centered as those in the lower grades (e.G. K-2). It's too bad we need to donate money directly in the classrooms because our school does not qualify for anything 'extra' as some other schools that have lower aggregate test scores do. It's unfair to the teachers who have no time to help a struggling student in a class of 30.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

We came to Uintah very concerned about Utah's underfunding of schools and its crowded classrooms. Our experience has been wonderful - a caring community of committed teachers offering a fun, strong curriculum, and a core group of parents who 'step up' for art/music/reading /party organizing roles in the classroom. We go back and forth about private education, but our son loves his school and won't hear about a change. And, the test scores speak for themselves. Only drawbacks - crowded classrooms in the upper grades (although the test scores don't reflect that) and not much in the way of diversity. A fairly heavy dose of worksheets and homework are my child's only gripes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2004

The teachers here have a knack for broadening the vision of the students. For example the kindergarten teacher taught the students to be 'authors and illistrators' The students become so interested in her stories that they don't realize she sneeking in the ABC's and higher math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

Parent involvement at this school is amazing! My experience is that if you don't sign up the first day to volunteer in the classroom, most of the volunteer opportunities have already been spoken for. My child has had teachers that bring enthusiasm and educational expertise to the classroom each day. The Principal is supportive of the teachers and brings a robust enthusiasm to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2003

I'd say this school is half good half bad. There are some excellent teachers here but about half are the type that wished they were retired and tend to switch on a video instead of teaching.


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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

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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

Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 85% 78%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Asian 3% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 12%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1571 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Phone: (801) 584-2940

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