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Hawthorn Academy

Charter | K-9 | 783 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 18, 2013

I love sending my kids to Hawthorn! The administration and teachers are easy to communicate with and work hard to make sure information is getting home. My children love being at school. I feel that they are being challenged academically and they are thriving at Hawthorn. The parent organization is amazing and really work hard on behalf of the school. We are so grateful to all the people who work hard to make this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

I have two children with very different needs. They have both attended Hawthorn for four years and I have been very impressed with the faculty and staff. Hawthorn did have a rocky beginning but learned quickly and each year is even better than the last. The principal is knowledgeable and personable, the PTO is dynamic and thriving, the students are challenged in a safe environment with high expectations. I highly recommend Hawthorn Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

I LOVE this school. The teachers are amazing and so good to work with! I have been here since it has opened and each year it gets better and better. I love the IB program and what they are teaching my students. I would definitely recommend this school anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

I love having my children attend Hawthorn. The staff and administration have been so great to work with. All of my children's reading scores have gone up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

I hate this school, this has been our third year and we are so totally done. We have had so many problems with them and we tried to talk to the teachers and principal but to no point. The principal never is willing to admit any wrong doing. They are always right. They have a couple of teachers that are bullies and they cover for each other. We tried so very hard to work with them for our children's sake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

Lots of great students, wonderful parents (a lot of them...some sour apples), and the administration are horrid. Director is a politician who has no business being associated with elementary school children, Asst. Director is pretty much a buffoon and whipping-boy for the "principal".


Posted May 4, 2012

My children are soo dissapointed some teachers and principle attitude. They are not nice to children. Bad comminication to parents. Not focusing on each children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

I am enrolling my children in this school for the third year in a row. There is no where else that I want my kids to go. The first year had some bumps in the road, as would be expected. The teachers really listen to the parents and work hard to see that each child can have true success. The administration works hard to make sure that the school is a safe environment for all. As far as dress code, this past year was top notch. All the parents that were not ready to enforce the dress code for their children left and it has been better than ever. Grades updated: Hawthorn is far better than any public or private school that my children have attended in this regard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

This has been a great school for us! All of the local schools in our neighborhood are not up to par on academics and coming here is the best thing we did! I am not sure what the others are talking about. The students do not run the school and the dress code has always been enforced. I can only wonder if they got the wrong school. Amazing school! We love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

We love it here!! Can't imagine being anywhere else! My kids have really excelled here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I must agree with the last parent. This school has been a complete disaster for my child. I too only have one in the school, but I have also found that there is so much disorganization - no one knows who is in charge! Poilicies seem to change week to week. I wish I would have kept my child in the public system for the results that have been meaured. If it were legal, I would just retract my child altogether for the remainder of the year. In addition - why are the teachers performing for the parents at musical performances. Is that not for the children to do?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

This school is just awful. I've only had one years expereince but I will not allow my child to return. The school does not teach what they preach. The kids run the school not the adults. Dress code is not adhered to, language, behavior. Teachers rarely update their grade book. I'm ranting but these are all facts. Don't waste your time with this school. Looks are deceiving. Absolutely terrible school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I also have 3 kids at Hawthorn Academy. My kids are all special needs, and they struggled at our local public school. We went to Hawthorn after Homeschooling for a while, and my kids love it. I feel like it is a safe environment that challenges them academically. The teachers are wonderful. There is very high parent involvement, and we love the IB program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

I have 3 kids that attend Hawthorn Academy and we absolutely love it. The difference in my kids has been amazing this year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

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 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

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 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

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 84% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

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 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

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

 
 
84%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
46%
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 85% 78%
Hispanic 9% 15%
Asian 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9062 South 2200 West
West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: (801) 282-9066

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