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Welby School

Public | K-6 | 909 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2011:
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9 reviews of this school


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Posted January 24, 2014

Not too bad, the food quality sucks like cardboard, but other than that, Teachers are nice and they care about bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

If this school allows the enrollment of one more student, it will surely burst at the seams! At the time of this writing, there are 1,018 student in grades K-6. That is the size of a normal junior high school. Because of this, they run a 4 track system to pack the kids in like sardines. Due to the large boundary size and parental choice in track, children will be on different tracks than their neighbors unless they consult with one another before applying for specific tracks. Aside from that, I must agree with an older post which stated, "It depends on the teacher you get." My children have regressed in reading and mathematics since attending here based upon previous levels of progress experienced at another local school. My only involvement with the principal has been through Principal Pride awards, but outside of that she can always be found in her office, rarely in the halls or outside. The PTA does not appear to be very active. The spending per student is $500 less per student than the state average, which places burden upon the parents to further supplement their child's education. If there is an option for another school, take it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

I have been impressed with Welby and how they handle the large number of children enrolled here. It is a track school which helps keep each class size lower than a lot of other schools that cram it all into one traditional school. My two children have both had great teachers that are always challenging them & making sure they are where they should be academically. My older child is advanced & they split the classes up & kids go with other kids from different classes so that the advanced kids do not get bored nor forgotten. I love how the teachers have small groups for teaching different subjects based on the children's levels. The principal is always walking around the school, the playground, the drop off area and is very friendly & approachable. The teachers, secretaries & principal all respond to emails in a very timely manner. I know this school struggles with the amount of students and I think they handle this situation very well. I feel my children are receiving a good education & are being challenged in appropriate ways. The parents involvement for the PTA seems to lack but a lot of parents do help in the classrooms I have noticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

My children attended this school for five years. Some of the teachers were wonderful and some just seemed to go through the motions. I rarely had a teacher share a portfolio of my child's school work at a parent teacher conference. Usually, as the child progressed to the upper grades, less school work and grading standards were shared at conferences or in the work sent home. It was difficult to assess what concepts were being taught and what concepts were being mastered sucessfully. More communication on what is happening in the specific classroom was needed. The school's newsletters were always well done. The office staff is friendly and helpful. However, the principal seems to take on individual behavior problems that could be solved with an unified school-wide discipline program. The principal seems to almost be defensive about things when approached by parents, students and even faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

As far as the education,it depends on the teacher you get.Some teachers are better than others & some push & expect more than others so that their students can get the most from their education.It's too bad all of their teachers can't,don't or won't push their students to their full potential.All of our children deserve the best education they can get & lack of funds shouldn't be an excuse with all of the resources available these days.I'm just sorry it's the children who have to pay the price.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

I have been very pleased with the teachers, administrators and staff at Welby throughout my daughters 3 years at the school. The office staff is very helpful. The principal and teachers are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2003

I feel that the leadership of the principal has much to be desired. We have two children both with special needs. One teacher is willing to work with the situation and we have a wonderful relationship with her. The other teacher would sooner ship a 'problem' child off to a 'special' school that deals with ADHD issues. She and the principal have only been cooperative with us since we have pushed issues. Next year I hope we won;t have to go through this again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

As long as your child is in the 'norm' Welby is okay. I have two that are in the 'norm' somewhat and with my help they are honor roll. I also have two that are learning disabled and if it wasn't for me they wouldn't even be reading. Welby needs to grow more in understanding how to work with the learning disabled in and out of the classroom. ALL of their teachers and aides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2003

We have two children currently enrolled in this elementary school. We have become aware that many of the teachers cannot cope with children who need extra attention, many 'slip through the cracks', and guidance and counselors are inadequate. You only receive the necessary attention after making your voice heard repeatedly.


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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

 
 
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 79% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

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 80% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

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 82% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 78%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Asian 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
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 15%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4130 West 9580 South
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: (801) 280-1456

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