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Sandstone School

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Posted July 25, 2012

Sandstone has some great teachers. I have never talked to the principal. My main concern with this school is the support staff- they are indifferent, not helpful and sometimes rude. Watch out if you are attempting an out-of-boundary request or if you child's lunch money is running low!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Supportive parents and excellent teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

I felt that the teachers were interested in the success of my child. The school was always clean and kids always seemed happy to go to school. Very safe environment and my son ejoyed learning with his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

I have been very impressed by the Sandstone Elementary in the four years that we have lived in this area. I think it is a combination of quality teachers, great leadership from the Principal, and a lot of parental involvement. The Principal, Neil Cottam, provides good leadership, while being a friendly authority figure to the kids. My son was having a hard time in Kindergarten, and he was quick to talk with both my son and myself, and take necessary measures to solve the problem. The Kindergarten teachers make a wonderful team in helping the kids adjust to school, and all the teachers encourage and appreciate parental volunteers. There is a kind of community feeling inside the school, which makes it fun to come in and take part in the enducation of my kids!
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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

 
 
81%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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 72% 77%
Hispanic 18% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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850 North 2450 East
St George, UT 84790
Phone: (435) 674-6460

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