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Public charter
West Valley City, UT
Students enrolled: 740

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2782 South Corporate Park Dr
West Valley City, UT 84120

(801) 417-8040
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May 19, 2015
A choir director that became so hostile, that he threw his glasses at a student, hitting him in the head, and months later is still teaching. A principal and assistant that keep "forgetting" to do transfer paperwork for my child so she failed a class She wasn't even in. A "Fee" for an after school dinner, that should be voluntary under the Utah state admin code, that we cannot pay, but they will hold her yearbook, which they cashed the check for. Stay away from this school. They are operating under very shady conditions.

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September 18, 2014
This school was a good school, my kids use to go there,( couldn't get them out fast enough under this new office staff) the many principals/director changes makes it an inconsistent place for learning. The lead/head secretary is a rude, condescending, self absorbed prima-donna and the current director is not much better to deal with. STAY AWAY if you want peace of mind. Its to bad some of the teachers are excellent and have to work under horrible conditions.

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September 07, 2014
Monticello Academy is an challenging is a great school that offers an excellent educational curriculum. The staff goes above and beyond to help the children succeed. The programs from sports to after school activities/clubs offer a wide variety of choice so kids can participate in activities that excite them. I have an 8th, 5th and Kindergartner and all have been going to there since they started school. I would not consider another school.

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April 17, 2014
My son's school is Monticello Academy. It is required to wear uniform. I like this school because the school provides a lot of different activities after school. This makes the children more fun after school. There is monthly family night in school. It has a very fun time with my child and other children's families. Now the school is planning to build a high school. I hope the high school will be built as soon as possible! Then I don't need to worry to look for a high school for my child.

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April 17, 2014
Monticello Academy sets up students for success by effectively teaching students a rigorous curriculum. The teachers go above and beyond by providing interventions for struggling students and more in depth critical thinking based content as enrichment for gifted students

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April 17, 2014
I heard good coments and a excellent feedback for this school. I think they are doing a great job with kids.

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November 10, 2011
I love Monticello! My kids have gone there since kindergarten and they love it too. They start changing classes in 4th grade and at first I thought this was too much, but it has made my son so much more responsible and organized. They are able to choose a foreign language in 4th grade and my son loves Chinese. There are a lot of expectations put on the kids but that is just the way I like it. We have lost some good teachers and so I wish the administration would do more to keep the really great ones but I'm glad my first two kids had them before they left. I think that the administartion could be more supportive but I love the parent envolvement in the school and that's what really keeps everything going so smoothly

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May 24, 2011
My child has been in this school since the beginning, and next year another one of our children will start there. This school is great because it focuses on education. My child has the right amount of homework each night and is given great instruction by her teachers. This school has been learning and working hard since it began, it still has a few bumps, but they learn from their mistakes and continue to grow. Highly recommend.

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October 28, 2010
The school focuses on learning and academic achievement. The School is not afraid to make changes and not every change has been good, however, I can say that the school has improved every year. There has been a huge effort by parents, staff and board members to improve the school and in the end that is what makes a great school . We recently moved from the area and though the public school my kids attend now is a very good (scored 8), Monticello is better. This school is not for everybody. If you do not want expectations put upon your kid and YOURSELF, then this is not the right school for you. If you believe that kids need to be challenged and that parents need to be heavily involved in their kids education (meaning sitting down and working with your child), then this may be the right school.

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September 09, 2009
I love this school. Monticello goes beyond the basics and allows our children opportunities to excel in art, music and foreign language. Many schools are cutting art and music due to budget restraints. I am glad these subjects are included in the curriculum. It's nice that our kids get a well rounded education. Our teachers are amazing and teach a subject they are passionate about and excel in. Science teachers teach science, math teachers teach math. Other schools have teachers that teach all subjects regardless of where their strengths are.

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August 12, 2009
I believe that Monticello Academy will be a great school. Because it is a new charter school, it has had many ups and downs, but we have stayed there through them and my kids are better for it. My kids have been lucky enough to get great teachers for the most part. No one said it would be easy getting this school off the ground. I think we finally have a good, solid principal. Hopefully the good teachers will stay now.

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August 03, 2009
I agree that this school is lacking. I enrolled my students in this school because they are gifted. They hated it. The did not like the curriculum and said it was not fun. They spent so much time switching classes that they were wasting time. They also require so much to be done at home (often up to 5 hours of homework a night). I will be enrolling them back into their home school this year, where they were happy.

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June 07, 2009
Monticello Academy is the perfect school for a student who is bored with regular public school. I enrolled my son here because of the rigorous academics and high expectations for achievment. I also love how they concentrate on all areas of education, not just the three R's. I love how they have PE, music, art, and foreign language. They also have specific time to concentrate on science and history, which seems to have been neglected in our public schools.

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June 05, 2009
I am not very happy with this school. They start cursive in kindergarten, which I think is too early. They expect kids to be reading at a second grade level by the end of the year. In addition, in 3rd grade, the kids are shuffled from class to class just like in junior high. They have 7 classes a day! They do not get to be children, which is sad. Why should kids be pushed into adulthood so early? I would stay away from this school. Public school is better!

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May 02, 2009
This school has a lot to offer the children. Starting with a language in the 3rd grade. The teachers work very hard to help the students get the best possible learning done and the students work hard to keep up the grades.

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Monticello Academy
2782 South Corporate Park Dr, West Valley City, UT  84120
(801) 417-8040
Last modified Monticello Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monticello Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top