Paradigm High School

Public, Charter 7-12

 11577 S 3600 W
       South Jordan, UT  84095


(801) 676-1018

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District: Paradigm High School

SchoolDigger Rank:
123rd of 136 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,957 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3
Number of students:  436

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.4%
Hispanic:
7.8%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.9%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Utah State Board of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Paradigm High School ranks worse than 90.4% of high schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.4%), Hispanic (7.8%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Paradigm High School is 13.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Paradigm High School is $7,957.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Paradigm High School 123rd of 136 Utah public high schools. (See Paradigm High School in the ranking list.)

Paradigm High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Paradigm High School 86th of 96 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 142 26.1%
2009 35.40 107th 148 27.7%
2010 38.89 102nd 153 33.3%
2011 48.66 80th 164 51.2%
2012 49.61 75th 166 54.8%
2013 41.65 107th 167 35.9%
2014 35.54 81st 120 32.5%
2015 24.93 100th 131 23.7%
2016 11.04 117th 129 9.3%
2017 13.13 114th 125 8.8%
2018 29.02 95th 123 22.8%
2019 15.62 123rd 136 9.6%

Data source: test scores: Utah State Board 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 163rd 185 11.9%
2015 17.83 181st 210 13.8%

Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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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
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
2015 573 2 1 34 2 0 26 0 638
2016 514 7 6 37 1 0 19 0 584
2017 484 6 6 39 1 0 19 0 555
2018 459 4 5 45 0 0 19 0 532
2019 381 3 2 34 0 1 15 0 436

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 Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 192 9.7 19.8 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
2014 645 33.3 19.3 24
2015 638 n/a n/a 20.2
2016 584 n/a n/a 22.1
2017 555 33.3 16.6 19.6
2018 532 n/a n/a 21.6
2019 436 32.6 13.3 20.9

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Paradigm High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 192 9.7 19.8 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
2014 645 33.3 19.3 24
2015 638 n/a n/a 20.2
2016 584 n/a n/a 22.1
2017 555 33.3 16.6 19.6
2018 532 n/a n/a 21.6
2019 436 32.6 13.3 20.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Paradigm High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $164 (2.1%) $7,793 (97.9%) $7,957

Data source: Utah Department of Education




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