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Harris School

Public | K-6 | 480 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2010

Would not suggest this school to anyone. The staff is clueless and the school must be on the lower end of the bracket because they are very behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

I love Harris. The teachers are exceptional and they really care about their students. The building has deteriorated and needs a major make-over, especially the bathrooms, but don't let the fool you. This school has really got it together. Ms. Carrasco offers after school ceramics, there's homework help, and Huskeyball Basketball. The teachers give, even after the day is over. As far as the principle goes, she's getting better and better each year. It was hard at first, going from the experience of Mr. Young, but Mrs. Neilson is doing a good job. My children really like her and the school is running well. I have 3 children that have attended or are currently attending Harris and 1 that will start in 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

I would NOT recommend this school to anyone. I pulled my child out after only 1/2 a yr. Due to the change in leadership; Putting someone in charge that seems to be clueless as to what their duties are as a principal and the 'Quality of Education' my child was receiving.
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Posted June 1, 2005

Based on my own daily dealings with the Harris School staff and patrons over the past eight years, I can honestly say that I would not hestitate to enroll any child at Harris. The faculty and staff consistently demonstrate their commitment to professionalism and high academic standards. They work hard as a team to promote and provide a positive, secure, success-oriented learning environment for every student, from the neediest Kindergartener to the most precocious 6th grader. Not only are the classes in excellent hands, but adults and children alike choose to treat each other with respect as well. This exemplary behavior is reflected in the lack of serious discipline problems. I am very impressed by the excellent rapport that exists among all of us Harris community members. At Harris, everybody knows that the schoolwide rules are consistently enforced, with fair and clear consequences that encourage kids to be 'caught being
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 28, 2005

My son attended the 5th grade at Harris and we loved it. The team that taught the 5th grade did a great job with Science and language arts. My sons writing was greatly strengthened by the excellent teaching of Mrs. Memmott and Mr. Porter made science come to life for the kids. They also have a great Basketball program for the kids which was excellent. The teachers Mr. Orton and Beckstead did a great job teaching sportsmanship and fairness while teaching the skills of basketball. Mrs. Kennard is an exceptional 4th grade teacher as well. Overall our experience at harris was really good. I would highly recommend any of the teachers I mentioned.
—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

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 77%
Hispanic 17% 15%
Black 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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251 North 1st St
Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: (435) 833-1961

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