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Paradigm High School

Charter | 9-12 | 561 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted September 8, 2014

Amazing school. I wrote loads more, but when I tried to post it GreatSchools erased it, so that's all I'm saying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2014

Great teaching style, I wouldn't leave here for anything. no bullying, personal relationships with teachers. If you need more or less of a challenge in any of your classes just ask and the mentors will accommodate because they really want to see you succeed. Don't listen to the bad reviews on this website! Come and see for yourself this amazing opportunity all he students here have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2013

I am a student who had to leave mid semester because I was just so unhappy that I wasn't learning. There are a few "mentors" there who are great and know how to teach and direct a class but the rest of them lack teaching skills. And can't control a class. The class pretty much ends up the students break off into groups and talk. A lot of the mentors teach what they think and their beliefs. Then the math program is just bad. You pretty much need to know how to self teach yourself. I am now very behind in math and I have to play catch up. The energy at paradigm is great but education wise it lacks.


Posted August 21, 2013

Everyone was helpful. None of my previous high schools gave me the help or inspiration that this school did. My councilor constantly went out of her way to help me succeed. The classes are smaller than a traditional high school, and that itself allows more room for personal and academic growth. This school helped shape me more for what I wanted to be as compared to most high schools that make you take required classes that get you nowhere closer to your desired career. As far as the social climate goes, there is really no problem with bullying. There were kids who maybe took things a little too far or seriously, but there was nothing physical, and those were very rare. I also made some very good friends while I was there, and I still keep in contact with a lot of them (2 years after I went there). If you are looking for a school for high opportunities in sports, this is not the place. The band isn't the best, a good portion of the students that go here come from homeschooled backgrounds or struggled with other schools, and there is a dress code. If you don't mind any of this, then you will love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2011

My son was struggling with our local middle school (not with grades, but with the atmosphere). He is much more serious and absolutely NOT a traditional sports guy. We began looking at other options for him for high school. We found Paradigm and got in. That was hands down the best decision we have ever made for his education. We absolutely adore how they do their core classes. You often have multiple classes/credits together in one class (such as Novel Writing, Totalitarian Dictatorships, or Nature as Classics). So, when you have to write an essay it is for your history or foreign language class as well. They focus on leadership and responsibility. It is a small school and the teachers are referred to as mentors, which is truly how they approach their jobs. My husband is facing perhaps having to take a job out of state. The thought of having to leave Paradigm is what is holding us here the strongest. We would be SOO sad if we had to leave. You don't even understand. We know a young man who takes public transportation more than 2 hours ONE way to attend Paradigm. We know another young man whose family is moving to Utah simply so he can attend Paradigm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Math and science programs are not nearly as rigorous as they should be. Faculty is kind, but the need to set higher expectations for students.
—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 88% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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 87% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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 86% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 40% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 40% in 2010.

2010

 
 
4%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 58% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 75% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
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 89% 77%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A48%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11577 South 3600 West
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: (801) 676-1018

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