Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy is a public charter high school located in Lindon, Utah, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 625 students. This high-performing school is part of the Utah County Academy of Science district, which is ranked 10th out of 100 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy consistently ranks among the top high schools in Utah, with a statewide ranking between 3rd and 6th place over the past several years. The school's students significantly outperform the state averages in all tested subjects, including English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. While the student population is predominantly White (around 70%), the school has a higher percentage of Hispanic (around 15%) and Asian (around 9%) students compared to the nearby public schools, such as American Fork High and Timpview High. Additionally, Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 6.72% to 9.23% over the past three years, which is significantly lower than the nearby public schools.

The school's academic success may be attributed to its smaller class sizes, with a student-teacher ratio ranging from 16.2 to 16.8 over the past three years, lower than the nearby public schools, which have ratios ranging from 21.9 to 27.0. This suggests that the school's focus on providing a high-quality education to a diverse student body, including those from higher socioeconomic backgrounds, has contributed to its consistent academic excellence and statewide recognition as one of the top-performing high schools in Alpine District.


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Public, Charter 7-12

 320 W 600 S
       Lindon, UT  84042


(801) 235-9000

District: Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 139 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,273 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.2 Help
Number of students:  625

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.4%
Hispanic:
15.8%
Asian:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.7% Help


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Compare Details Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy ranks better than 86.6% of middle schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.07. (See more...)
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Compare Details Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy ranks better than 97.1% of high schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.4%), Hispanic (15.8%), Asian (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy is 16.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy is $6,273.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy 29th of 216 Utah public middle schools. (See Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy 4th of 139 Utah public high schools. (See Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy 10th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 74.92 25th 222 88.7%
2012 65.83 82nd 238 65.5%
2013 73.34 36th 243 85.2%
2014 85.78 13th 185 93.0%
2015 73.03 48th 210 77.1%
2016 61.78 81st 209 61.2%
2017 72.13 47th 206 77.2%
2019 86.50 16th 222 92.8%
2021 60.53 73rd 213 65.7%
2022 79.01 34th 209 83.7%
2023 81.07 29th 216 86.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.23 32nd 191 83.2%
2023 86.16 14th 191 92.7%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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Rank History for all high school students at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 56.31 53rd 142 62.7%
2009 67.69 18th 148 87.8%
2010 64.04 19th 153 87.6%
2011 62.55 21st 164 87.2%
2012 68.34 13th 166 92.2%
2013 58.80 46th 167 72.5%
2014 82.13 4th 120 96.7%
2015 82.72 6th 131 95.4%
2016 81.66 9th 129 93.0%
2017 69.94 19th 125 84.8%
2018 85.39 5th 123 95.9%
2019 96.97 5th 136 96.3%
2021 99.21 3rd 129 97.7%
2022 98.06 4th 131 96.9%
2023 96.25 4th 139 97.1%
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Rank History for high school White students at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 97.08 3rd 123 97.6%
2023 96.67 6th 122 95.1%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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by a teacher on FaceBook
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Open Quote This is my 1st year teaching at Maeser, & I have been blown away by how wonderful this school is. The school has created a very positive culture in which students love learning, excellence is seen as awesome, teachers speak positively about students & each other, & there is a real community feeling throughout the school. I have been so impressed by how much the students love learning here & how invested they are in their education. Where else do you hear 8th graders who love to discuss deep issues like prejudice & empathy for nearly an hour & beg for more time? I've also been very impressed by the kindness & commitment of the other teachers & faculty. It's a great place to be. The students are held to high expectations/high character values & they meet them by & large. Students are winning academic awards, placing in the top tiers in drama & debate, excelling in sports at the state level, etc. Student success is also celebrated. For example, different students & student achievements are highlighted in weekly announcements & schoolwide newscasts. The school is incredible & I'm very grateful I've had the opportunity to teach here. I would definitely send my students to this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 117 0 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 127
2009 186 1 8 19 4 n/a n/a 1 219
2010 202 1 10 19 5 n/a n/a 42 279
2011 552 1 7 31 4 4 4 0 603
2012 544 1 22 43 2 7 16 0 635
2013 524 3 22 43 2 5 23 0 622
2014 498 2 39 59 2 4 29 0 633
2015 494 3 45 67 3 6 23 0 641
2016 491 2 47 70 5 4 20 0 639
2017 482 1 45 73 7 3 22 0 633
2018 487 1 48 77 3 0 23 0 639
2019 489 2 47 72 3 2 21 0 636
2020 486 4 48 74 1 3 18 0 634
2021 446 3 47 89 0 4 18 0 607
2022 456 3 60 86 0 6 17 0 628
2023 440 5 58 99 0 5 18 0 625

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 Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 127 8.8 14.4 n/a
2009 219 0.8 22.1 14.2
2010 279 15.4 18.0 12.7
2011 603 29.5 20.4 9.8
2012 635 30.2 21.0 11.5
2013 622 33.1 18.7 13
2014 633 32.9 19.2 12.3
2015 641 n/a n/a 9
2016 639 n/a n/a 9.2
2017 633 32.9 19.2 8.4
2018 639 n/a n/a 7.5
2019 636 37.0 17.1 9
2020 634 37.0 17.1 9.5
2021 607 n/a n/a 9.2
2022 628 37.1 16.8 8.4
2023 625 38.4 16.2 6.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 127 8.8 14.4 n/a
2009 219 0.8 22.1 14.2
2010 279 15.4 18.0 12.7
2011 603 29.5 20.4 9.8
2012 635 30.2 21.0 11.5
2013 622 33.1 18.7 13
2014 633 32.9 19.2 12.3
2015 641 n/a n/a 9
2016 639 n/a n/a 9.2
2017 633 32.9 19.2 8.4
2018 639 n/a n/a 7.5
2019 636 37.0 17.1 9
2020 634 37.0 17.1 9.5
2021 607 n/a n/a 9.2
2022 628 37.1 16.8 8.4
2023 625 38.4 16.2 6.7

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $122 (1.9%) $6,151 (98.1%) $6,273

Data source: Utah Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 16th of 222 Middle schoolsRanks 29th of 216 Middle schools
 6.2%
Ranks 5th of 136 High schoolsRanks 4th of 139 High schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)73.961.8
 12.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)73.961.8
 12.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)44.141.4
 2.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)6050
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)6050
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Utah)45.244.9
 0.3%
7th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)72.564.5
 8%
   7th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)72.564.5
 8%
   7th Grade Science (Utah)44.545.5
 1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)55.154.8
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)55.154.8
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)43.341.8
 1.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)61.252.2
 9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)61.252.2
 9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Utah)42.738.2
 4.5%
8th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)53.154.8
 1.7%
   8th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)53.154.8
 1.7%
   8th Grade Science (Utah)49.248.5
 0.7%
9th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)71.267.6
 3.6%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)71.267.6
 3.6%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.244
 4.2%
9th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)69.954
 15.9%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)69.954
 15.9%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Utah)43.632.8
 10.8%
9th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)52.155.9
 3.8%
   9th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)52.155.9
 3.8%
   9th Grade Science (Utah)36.238.1
 1.9%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)81.283.6
 2.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)81.283.6
 2.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)49.545.3
 4.2%
10th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)70.860.6
 10.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)70.860.6
 10.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Utah)36.327.7
 8.6%
10th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)66.762.7
 4%
   10th Grade Science (Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy)66.762.7
 4%
   10th Grade Science (Utah)3332.2
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students636625
 1.7%
African American25
 150%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian4758
 23.4%
Hispanic7299
 37.5%
Pacific Islander25
 150%
White489440
 10%
Two or More Races2118
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9%6.7%
 2.2%


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Students at Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy are 70% White, 16% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Yes! Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 139 Utah high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 625 students attended Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy.


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