School Details

Central School

95 North 400 East, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
(801) 785-8711
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 540 students 21 students/teacher (UT avg is 26)

Test Scores by grade

94%
84%
79%
82%
81%
77%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
84%
78%
83%
84%
79%
80%
77%
69%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
85%
80%
93%
84%
80%
90%
83%
77%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
87%
82%
91%
84%
77%
85%
82%
75%

Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alpine District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central School is a public middle school in Pleasant Grove. 540 students go to Central School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 52% of the 540 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central School is 21:1. John Hancock Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 87%
Hispanic 13% 9%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We tried a charter school nearby thinking that it would be a better fit for our kids but we came to Central and hope to never leave. The parent involvement and great teachers and staff are wonderful incomparable! The vested interest the parents take in this school is inspiring! You will see great things comin out of Central Elementary just wait and see!

  • (4 years ago)

    It gives my kids the best education the teachers really care about the welfare and education of my children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel that my children are not challenged enough and are often bored in school. Education should be enriching for the students and should help them increase in their desire to learn more. Other public schools around in the same school district are teaching more advanced material. How is this fair to each and every student attending public schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    The office staff and teachers at Central are wonderful! I really have been happy with teacher involvment and interaction with me and my children. There policies are fair and my children have been happier there than in other schools they have attended. Thank you Central School for giving my kids a good quality education!

  • (8 years ago)

    Central is a good well-rounded school. I consistently see strong parental support in the PTA and all the various events. The teachers collectively are a good team who try to address all the children's needs regardless of the teachability. A school is only as good as it's supporters! Central has had a negative reputation. My children have been there for 6 years and I don't see the negatives. Everybody I see participate and support and work in the school are people who want to improve the lives of the children!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child's teacher lacks professionalism and respect for parents in her classroom. I have been very disappointed that the principal allows the teachers to get away with such unprofessionalism. The good thing about Central Elementary however is the great parental involvement. Parents are what hold this school together.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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