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Monticello Academy

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Posted Thursday, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 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.
—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.

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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

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

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 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

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 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

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 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
48%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
59%
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 65% 77%
Hispanic 21% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 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 34%N/A48%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2782 South Corporate Park Dr
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: (801) 417-8040

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