School Details

Desert Hills Middle School

936 East Desert Hills Dr, Saint George, UT 84790
(435) 628-0001
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-9 782 students 21 students/teacher (UT avg is 26)

Test Scores by grade

98%
93%
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74%
91%
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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
  • Washington District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
91%
88%

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
  • Washington District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
32%
40%
97%
80%
73%
89%
79%
68%

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
  • Washington District average
  • Utah state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Desert Hills Middle School is a public middle school in Saint George. 782 students go to Desert Hills Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 38% of the 782 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Desert Hills Middle School is 21:1. Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 82%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 2%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Multiracial 0.1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Really...?? People love this school? It seems like the teachers w/ the time under their belts are just going through the motions. The few great teachers are young and newer... but overall I think it's terrible. Not to mention that there is no real curriculum you can follow no calender of what is happening in class no teachers plan no accountability. Maybe I'm expecting too much but the classes are A day and B day so it's not like the staff teaches the same class 5 days a week. You'd think that for parents and students sake a basic outline could be created. I was met with excuses and impatience when I asked a couple teachers about it... 'well every student is at a different level' ... I don't know what that has to do with their lesson plan. Utah is supposedly going to "core curriculum" this year but my child is coloring in 8th grade math has no book and who knows what's happening in English. I don't but it isn't reading. No book assignments. It also isn't vocab or parts of speech or anything else remotely related to what kids need when they attend college. It seems like most of the staff is just going through the motions... sad and frustrating for us.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic faculty and staff! Great school experience for my children. Desert Hills Middle School has been the best school my children have attended.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school out of all the schools I've been to. (and trust me that's a lot)

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