All of the staff at Wasatch clearly care for every student and try to help them in any way possible to help them succeed. I attended Wasatch since 2006 in kindergarten and now I'm over with it and now I'm moving onto 7th. I'm very satisfied with everything I've been shown at the school. The environment is a safe type where any child can feel wanted so that's a plus too. Just be extra careful about the lunches. They are not exactly "5 star". All in all Wasatch Peak is most definitely worth the while and I most certainly would convince others to look into it for anyone looking for an unforgettable journey; with a ton of laughs especially.
Wasatch Peak Academy is a charter middle school in North Salt Lake. 375 students go to Wasatch Peak Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 30% of the 375 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wasatch Peak Academy is 11:1. Spectrum Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- P.E. classes
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||5%||5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.5%||1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||30%||30%|
I am not sure where Great Schools gets their data. The CRT scores shown for WPA are from 2006 -- the first year of the school's existence. Amazing things have happened in the four years since! I have had all four of my children at WPA -- one daughter from the day the school opened. It has been a wonderful solution for us. My favorite part as others have mentioned is the leveling by ability. Students are placed in math and language classes based on their current ability not on their age. And the placement is very fluid; if a child is found to be struggling too much or not challenged enough he will be moved to another class.
My daughter started this school in 6th grade after going to a public school in West Valley. I have noticed a huge difference in her grades and behavior at home. The teachers are amazing and truely care about the kids. I wish every school cared about our children as Wasatch does!
When my son began attending second grade at this school he was reading at K level. He had not advanced in reading at all the previous year. After less than a year at this school he is almost reading at grade level. Their special-ed program is fantastic. They have recently started working with NACD. Which has made a huge impact on his retention. I love the way they assign classes by level. This way the advanced children don t get bored and those who are struggling aren t frustrated.
My child has attended Wasatch Peak since it has opened. I find that the education is better than traditional school but if your child needs extra instruction the best by far is the spectrum program. WPA has difficulty communicating the best way to get kids to retain what they have learned and need to learn. communication difficulties
My son attend this school. His teacher suddenly left in the middle of the school year the school handled it well. The multi classroom set up is not all worked out and the peer grading is ridiculous. We have to check his grades find the mistakes a fellow 5th grader made in grading my sons work and go to the school and talk to the teacher. Different teachers give you different answers regarding grading and policies but over all a good school with staff that are trying very hard.