School Details

Odyssey Charter School

738 East Quality Dr (700 S0, American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 492-8105
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 487 students 22 students/teacher (UT avg is 26)

Test Scores by grade

69%
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Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
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78%
90%
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79%
88%
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69%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
80%
88%
88%
80%
88%
88%
77%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
82%
78%
78%
77%
73%
73%
75%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2009-2010 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 1 through 11 in language arts, in grades 1 through 7 in math, in grades 4 through 9 in science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for all grades combined for each subject. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Odyssey Charter School is a charter middle school in American Fork. The principal of Odyssey Charter School is Mr. Nyman Brooks, whose e-mail is director@odysseycharter.net. 487 children attend Odyssey Charter School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 25% of the 487 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Odyssey Charter School is 22:1. Greenwood School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Latin

Sports

  • Fencing
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 91%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The curriculum is pretentious when it isn't infantile. Older kids are quizzed on phonemic sounds and not allowed to choose books they can actually relate to. Just another corporate charter school. Avoid at all costs.

  • (1 year ago)

    This website needs to be updated. Odyssey is now a K-6 school and Mr. Schellhouse (sp?) is the director with Mrs. Garrett as the assistant director. My child has gone to Odyssey for 2 years now. He will be entering 2nd grade and I could not be happier that he goes to this school. His kindergarten teacher was amazing his 1st grade teacher not so much. However when I spoke to Mrs. Garrett about my concerns she was very welcoming and WANTED to know my input and assured me they were working with the teacher to fix things ect. She was very reassuring. Also this school is very fast to get things done. My son has always struggled with reading he tested a bit below benchmark and within the week they had him in an extra reading class with a reading specialist to help get him back to where he needs to be. I also really like that they have so many after school clubs/activities for the kids. My son loved Art Club and has done the school play. I am excited for my daughter to start Odyssey next year I feel so blessed that my children can go to this school. I also love the class sizes no more than 25 kids a class and every class has a teacher and an aid.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have LOVED our experience at Odyssey! The staff and teachers really care about the students and helping them to succeed. There is great communication with parents via conferences weekly emails from the teacher with lesson plans attached etc... My daughter has ADHD and they have been so helpful in getting her to learn and do well in class and in communicating with me. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. They spend a lot of time on the curriculum and making sure the teachers have all the necessary training. It is true there isn't much homework which I love just what they didn't finish in class and monthly book reports. The philosophy is work the kids hard and school and then they can play when they get home. I don't feel like there is a lot of "busy" work and they are exceptional and working with students at all different levels. My children learn a lot more than their neighborhood friends who attend the local public school and my children LIKE school a lot more. Never had a problem that couldn't be solved quickly. The transparency is great for parents who want to be involved and know what is going on. Best choice for our family.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love it! My kid loves his teacher the director and everybody who works there. My kid is in kindergarten and he already knows about Christopher Columbus kings and Queens already knows how to read and do math additions subtraction typing etc. Great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been at Odyssey for 2 years now. It has been amazing. The teachers students parents administration everything has been great. The communication between parents and teachers is always amazing and I love how they use Core Knowledge. The teacher to student ratio is fantastic. Great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My 4 kids are attending Odyssey and it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers they have are FENOMENAL my kids are advancing at their own pace but they are way ahead of children in other schools on the same grade. The teachers really worry about the students wonderful Special Education Program you always know what they are learning because of their websites and the emails the teachers send to the parents really helpful staff and a great group of parents-volunteers really involved in the education of their children. We haven't had a single bullying problem in the whole 5 1/2 years we have been attending the school. JUST GREAT!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Odyssey has been a great place to educate my 3 children. They have great educators who really care about the success of the students and are always trying to improve. My kids have regular access to a music program computer lab and organized PE activities (including my kindergartener). The facility is clean organized and friendly. The staff is friendly and caring. I LOVE Odyssey charter school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been at Odyssey for four years. We Love Odyssey!! Break out groups allow my children to progress at their own pace. My 2nd grader is in a 3rd grade reading and Math class and my 4th grader is doing 6 grade math and reading. The teachers are amazing! Parents are always welcome. Not sure which Odyssey this other review was talking about. My kids both have P.E access to computers as well as Music. (Band is also offered) My kids Math and reading test scores are well above national and state scores. Odyssey is an amazing school!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Not sure what the others below are talking about but my 3rd grader had access to computers and PE at Odyssey last year...I was impressed with the school curriculum and communication going home. Maybe Odyssey ISN'T for everyone or maybe they just dont have the whole story.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teaching on the level of the student. Director and 4 other teachers were at meeting about my child who is struggling in reading; came up with a wonderful IEP plan. All the teachers are great at helping the kids. Fun intriguing activies to help reinforce the subject being taught. Fantastic reward program in place that encourages the kids to do better and behave. By far the best school my child has attended.

  • (6 years ago)

    Finally gave up here. Administration doesnt seem to train teachers and know what is going on in the classroom. The Director seems to struggle to communicate with the younger kids. My limited experience with Board Members is the attitude of maybe Odyssey isnt for everyone versus we would like to address problems. Curriculum is a mess and my student had no access to computers and no organized PE program of any kind.

  • (7 years ago)

    No computer access for students prior to 6th grade. Heavy focus on Greek and Roman mythology in 1st-3rd grade. No homework so it is impossible to tell how your student is doing in core subjects such as math and spelling. May or may not have teachers with degree in core subjects because of breakout groups. No PE for grades K-5. Director that does not relate with elementary students well and admin staff that seems to delight in making things hard for parents. Math scores in lower grades below those of surrounding elementary schools.

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