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Early Light Academy At Daybreak

Charter | K-9

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 4, 2014

good in all areas except dress code is a bit ridiculous. best sports teams ever also there just the best!


Posted May 28, 2014

Early Light Academy is a great school. Many of the close by Middle Schools do not include many school sports, but Early Light Academy has many options to choose from. There is also many fun classes to choose from. Some of the fun classes include creative writing, stage crew, theatre, choir, art, spanish, and so much more! Early Light Academy also does a big school play every year. The play's include children from K-12. The middle school is one hallway with 10 classrooms and grades 7-9. And the elementary is a two-story building with grades K-12. The two buildings are separated so the Middle School students can have some privacy from the Elementary students but when it is lunch time or Physical Education the Middle School students have to walk to the Elementary. The two buildings are not very far apart though. The ELA sporting teams are very good and extremely fun to participate in. Another great thing about ELA is that there is less students so the teachers have more time to spend helping each individual student. The one thing that isn't so great is the uniforms the student's have to wear(excluding some special schooling days). But overall this school is amazing!


Posted March 13, 2013

We LOVE this school. I have had 4 children attend ELA. As with every child, we have had a few personality clashes with teachers, but they have been very approachable and we were able to work out the differences. I have been very involved with the Parent organization and the things we have been able to do for the school are wonderful. We are watching the kids grow from the experiences. The open door policy with the administration is wonderful. They make you feel like your opinion really matters. LOVE LOVE LOVE this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

Many teachers are very mean to kids. Staffs are really cold and arrogant. Their extra curriculums are very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

I have six children that have been attending ELA for over three years. We have been so delighted and impressed with this school! Our children have never been happier about going to school. The school uses K12 curriculum for history, science and art (as well as the Great Artist program. We love all the extra-curricular activities. We love the innovative learning techniques, and we love the excellent teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

Our kids are attending ELA for a third year because they are learning great things & they really like their school! I'm amazed at how the school has retained a huge majority of the same high-quality teachers for the first 3 years. This school really seems to break the mold on what a charter school can do. There is a huge parental support system in place & that is also making a positive impact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

My kids love to go to school everyday! love the uniforms. love the healthy lunch options without preservatives & fructose. love the teachers who go the extra mile to show these children how to learn and live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

There are so many programs and extra activities for the students to participate in. There are art classes, choir, guitar lessons, Tanner Dance, many sports teams(more each year). There is a German club, Science and engineering club. The depth of the history education is unmatched anywhere! The Kindergarten students study the entire globe, in depth, on their level & it is brought to LIFE! All students K-9 have 2-3 thoughtfully planned field trips per year. Really, fun, amazing things are happening here! Every teacher is wonderful, and cares about each student & the school community as a whole. The school community is very strong, wonderful PTO program and leaders. The principal is wise & a good example and motivator for everyone. There is an incredible amount of parent involvement. The test scores speak for themselves as far as academics, and that was only the first year! The school musicals in cooperation with SJ theater are first class! The school building itself is run on solar power, which shows the schools promise to the future of children. This school is going to produce artistic, motivated, culturally aware, kind, thoughtful members of society! GO ELA!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

for being the first year, it has been great! My kids are being pushed so much in the core subjects...and they are really starting to do some fun things here. Love the fine arts too.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

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 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
64%

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 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A48%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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11709 Vandania Dr
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: (801) 302-5988

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