Paradigm High School

Public, Charter 7-12

 11577 South 3600 West
       South Jordan, UT  84095


 (801) 676-1018

District: Paradigm High School

SchoolDigger Rank:
114th of 126 Utah High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  19.3
Number of students:  645

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.6%
Hispanic:
7.0%
Two or more races:
2.8%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  24.0%

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Updated Tuesday, August 23, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Paradigm High School ranked worse than 90.5% of high schools in Utah. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.04. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.6%), Hispanic (7%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 24% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Paradigm High School is 19.3. (See more...)
Compare Paradigm High School employs 33.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger Ranks Paradigm High School 114th of 126 Utah public high schools. (See Paradigm High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Paradigm High School 65th of 69 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Paradigm High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 36.78 105th 144 27.1% 1 star ranking
2009 35.40 109th 150 27.3% 1 star ranking
2010 38.89 104th 155 32.9% 2 star ranking
2011 48.66 81st 166 51.2% 3 star ranking
2012 49.61 76th 167 54.5% 3 star ranking
2013 41.65 105th 167 37.1% 2 star ranking
2014 35.54 81st 119 31.9% 2 star ranking
2015 24.93 100th 129 22.5% 1 star ranking
2016 11.04 114th 126 9.5% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Utah State Office of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Paradigm High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 12.34 166th 188 11.7% 1 star ranking
2015 17.83 185th 212 12.7% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Utah State Office of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Paradigm High School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Utah State Office of Education

About the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence: SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) is Utah’s computer adaptive assessment system aligned to the state’s core standards. This comprehensive testing system includes the following summative, interim, and formative components.

SAGE Summative: Summative adaptive assessments required for state and federal accountability provided for English language arts (ELA), math and science

SAGE Formative: Optional learning resources, test items, and learning activities available to teachers, parents and students, linked to students’ summative test results

Source: SAGE Portal, Utah State Office of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Open Quote If you have had the stress of trying to ask for help over and over again in other schools and never got the assistance for your child, I know how you feel. My child suffered since elementary and junior high years in public schools. No one ever really cared. She was failing in everything. She was teased and pick on for being behind academically. Then one day, we found Paradigm High School. I don't know any other school with a staff of teachers and secretaries who care more for a student who attends this school like Paradigm. Because of them, my daughter learned that she is important and capable to achieve all she can in life. She was happy and not discouraged. I don't ever remember a day during the 3 years that she attend this school,that I had to go to the school without any problems being solved. I am simply grateful for all that the school and it's staff has done to help my daughter to sucessed. I am currently in the process of enrolling my third child at Paradigm, because I had nothing but trouble with another school who only worries about the numbers and forget the well being it's students. That would never happen at Paradigm. I love the school. It has a special feeling of love and unity. It is the school for my children. The teachers are the BEST! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Open Quote Paradigm High School is unique in that it has deliberately attempted to make this challenging education accessible to all students. We have done this by coupling it with proven tools that make learning more reachable. Some of these tools are:

Mentoring:

A recent Research Brief published by Child Trends and titled, "Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development," found that youth who participate in mentoring relationships experience a number of positive benefits. In terms of educational achievement, mentored youth have better attendance; a better chance of going on to higher education; and better attitudes towards school. In terms of health and safety, mentoring appears to help prevent substance abuse and reduce some negative youth behaviors. On the social and emotional development front, taking part in mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. They also feel they get more emotional support from their friends than do youth who are not mentored.

Multiple Modes of Learning:

This program recognizes that people learn in different ways, and if they are taught in their preferred mode, they will progress at a faster pace, with more understanding.

Relevance-Based Learning:

This style of learning engages the student in discussion and hands on applications. It applies relevance to educational principles and makes learning come alive. Also as part of our relevance based learning we offer opportunities for apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing and service opportunities.

Individual Mission Program:

Unique to Paradigm, this tool is similar to an IEP, for every student. A team is formed comprised of the student, his parents and a mentor. A goal path is set in which the student takes the lead in planning for his future. Through weekly parent feedback, student review and mentor reports, the student’s progress is easily followed and this allows for prompt alterations if needed.

Small School and Class Size:

The advantages of small school and class size are well documented in many studies. A lower student to teacher ratio creates a more personal environment to ensure that no child will slip through the cracks, and be left behind. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, April 26, 2010

Open Quote Paradigm is amazing. There are so many great things to learn, do, and become. The mentors really care about each student and the learning is based much more around the student's capabilities and pace.
There's a special spirit here. Sure, there's some drama, just like any high school, but here we make friends of everybody. I instantly felt welcome upon coming to Paradigm.
And I love it here. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Open Quote Paradigm is a school that is based on Thomas Jefferson education. They are intent on getting student to become leaders and take control of their own education. To get the best grade possible you have to propose a extra credit project yourself and complete it, the mentors don’t do it for you. It is a charter school and has a dress code. I f you want to learn leadership qualities come here! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Paradigm High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 172 6 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 192
2008 91 1 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 99
2009 350 2 4 18 0 n/a n/a 1 375
2010 456 3 9 24 1 n/a n/a 56 549
2011 491 2 2 25 3 4 0 0 527
2012 497 4 1 41 1 12 5 0 561
2013 477 0 3 41 0 1 1 0 523
2014 578 0 2 45 2 0 18 0 645

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Paradigm High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 192 9.7 19.8 0.0
2008 99 13.6 7.3 n/a
2009 375 1.9 13.6 29.4
2010 549 29.4 18.6 36.9
2011 527 32.6 16.1 28.5
2012 561 33.0 16.9 32.1
2013 523 29.2 17.8 39.0
2014 645 33.3 19.3 24.0

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Paradigm High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 192 9.7 19.8 0.0
2008 99 13.6 7.3 n/a
2009 375 1.9 13.6 29.4
2010 549 29.4 18.6 36.9
2011 527 32.6 16.1 28.5
2012 561 33.0 16.9 32.1
2013 523 29.2 17.8 39.0
2014 645 33.3 19.3 24.0

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Utah State Office of Education.

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