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Syracuse Arts Academy

Charter | K-9 | 1021 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2014

I love this school! There are problems just like any other school but over all I am so glad my kids go here. I have a 3rd and 2nd grader and my oldest has been here since kindergarten. My oldest has speical needs and the school has done so much to help him. They have helped me develop his IEP and have had excellent communication with me. He has come so far and the school helps him to learn in ways that work for him. The principal mrs Nixon is excellent! So great with the kids and very easy to talk to. When problems arise she takes action right away and is a great leader. Like other schools it's a hit or miss on the teachers but overall they are excellent. When they are good they are very good. If we ever move I will be very sad to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

Parking here is so bad! Waiting in line for 30 min every day!Looking for a new school!


Posted November 1, 2013

My two children started attending Syracuse Arts Academy (SAA) this year. My son who is in 6th grade, is bright and learns easily. Yet, he has ADHD and struggles with focus and follow through. SAA keeps him challenged and the structured environment has been really good for him. Although he qualifies for a 504 it has not been something that we have needed to pursue yet. My daughter has a learning disability and has been in resource since 1st grade (she is currently in 7th). She was tested by a "specialist" psychologist employed by the school district. He told us she was going to hit a learning "brick wall" in 5th or 6th grade. SAA quickly began taking that wall down brick by brick. At SAA they ask her to do work that is far, far beyond her ability level. At first I was horrified and felt that she was going to be crushed, so to speak. It turns out that she is capable of much more than any of us ever thought. She is for the first time in her life interested in learning. She has newfound confidence in herself and abilities. The uniforms that SAA requires helps keep the kids from being distracted. SAA has so many good things and sadly there is not enough space to write them. We love SAA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

We attended this school for a little over 2 years. I loved the way they incorporated art into their everyday curriculum! Like every other school, there are great teachers and some not so great. I did not rate the school higher because I was not impressed with the way they dealt with special need situations. My children have diagnosed anxiety disorders, and while the administration was willing to discuss needs with us and helped us come up with plans, the follow through on those plans seemed to fall through. They were more concerned with the political side of what might look bad to their school than doing what was best for my children, even when they agreed to a plan originally. We realize there are certain laws that they need to follow, but even when we provided the doctors notes and other items they needed, they still became very difficult to work with and even threatening. We couldn't get them to work with us long enough to get a 504 worked out. So, if your child is pretty main stream and doesn't have any unique situations, it is a decent school. If you have any special concerns or needs or those types of things arise while there, it may not be the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

My daughters started going to Syracuse Arts Academy this year and their grades have improved. They also love going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

This school has been everything we have needed in a school. My girls have excelled in areas I never dreamed possible.
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Posted March 26, 2010

I love it here and so do my kids. Everyone is nice and willing to work with the kids to further their education. The teachers do no set anyone aside just because they can't keep up, they hold their hand and work with them one step at a time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

We Love it and so do our kids !
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Posted May 27, 2009

I love this school. My oldest was reading at a kindergarten reading level when she went there in the 4th grade. She is now in 6th and caught up with her grade. My youngest hated school before and now I can't get her to miss it to go to Disney Land, she wants to go during the summer, because she hates missing school.
—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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

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 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

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 88% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

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

 
 
65%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
72%
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 88% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 36%N/A48%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:30
School Leader's name
  • Jan Whimpey

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2893 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT 84075
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