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Calvin S. Smith School

Public | PK-6 | 727 students

 
 

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Posted October 20, 2009

Well, there are so many great and wonderful things about Calvin S. Smith Elementary. They have a superb Principal, Ms. Crawley. She has done an outstanding job at keeping a good mix between discipline, respect, and just having plan 'ol fun. I'd say it all goes down to the Staff. Their Teachers have a 110% attitude about their passions and that translates into great students, therefore making happy parents. The End! =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

I have two children attending school here since k and have kept holding on for the next year to improve (teacher issues) I am now looking for alternative. Very unhappy with the teachers. New Principal is great though and the kids love her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

What a sad mistake this school is. The school administration and the teachers have mismanaged the education of my child from First grade through fourth. There is a teacher team in the fourth grade that is horrendous. The teachers are abusive to the children verbally and do not communicate well with each other. I would watch any child's education at this school like a hawk. Granite School District needs to deal with administrative and teacher issues at this school.
—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 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

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 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

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 82% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

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

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 77%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2150 West 6200 South
Taylorsville, UT 84118
Phone: (385) 646-5020

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