Silver Mesa School

Summary:

Silver Mesa School is a public elementary school located in Sandy, Utah, serving 577 students in grades K-5. It is part of the Canyons District, which is ranked 26 out of 100 districts in Utah and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Silver Mesa School stands out for its strong academic performance, with test scores generally higher than the Canyons District and Utah state averages, particularly in 4th and 5th grade English Language Arts and Mathematics. For example, in 5th grade ELA, Silver Mesa School had 67.7% proficiency compared to the district's 61.3% and the state's 49%. The school also has a lower percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients (20.97%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 7.2% to 58.01%. Additionally, Silver Mesa School has consistently ranked in the top 20-30% of Utah elementary schools over the past several years, with a ranking of 166 out of 561 schools in the 2022-2023 school year.

Compared to nearby schools, Silver Mesa School's performance is generally stronger, with Willow Canyon School and Peruvian Park School also ranking in the top 10-20 elementary schools in the state. While Silver Mesa School has a higher percentage of white students (79.03%) compared to the surrounding schools, it still maintains a relatively diverse student population, with 14.38% Hispanic students and 3.29% students of two or more races. The school's consistent performance and efficient resource allocation, with a spending per student of $7,727 in 2018-2019, make it a standout educational institution in the Sandy, Utah area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 8920 S 1700 E
       Sandy, UT  84093


(801) 826-9400

District: Canyons District

SchoolDigger Rank:
166th of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,727 Help


Students who attend Silver Mesa School usually attend:

High:    Hillcrest High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9 Help
Number of students:  577

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.0%
Hispanic:
14.4%
Two or more races:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Silver Mesa School ranks better than 70.4% of elementary schools in Utah. It also ranks 16th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Canyons District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79%), Hispanic (14.4%), two or more races (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Silver Mesa School is 20.9. 14 elementary schools in the Canyons District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Silver Mesa School is $7,727. 19 elementary schools in the Canyons District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Silver Mesa School:

SchoolDigger ranks Silver Mesa School 166th of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Silver Mesa School in the ranking list.)

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Canyons District:

SchoolDigger ranks Canyons District 26th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Silver Mesa School

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Rank History for all students at Silver Mesa School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 63.72 235th 563 58.3%
2012 70.00 172nd 579 70.3%
2013 73.08 134th 576 76.7%
2014 78.10 83rd 509 83.7%
2015 72.39 127th 537 76.4%
2016 77.38 90th 533 83.1%
2017 75.55 102nd 526 80.6%
2018 74.83 112th 528 78.8%
2019 79.46 91st 572 84.1%
2021 82.60 69th 559 87.7%
2022 79.09 98th 551 82.2%
2023 67.70 166th 561 70.4%
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Rank History for White students at Silver Mesa School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 72.12 103rd 435 76.3%
2023 62.65 148th 428 65.4%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Silver Mesa School Test Scores
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Data source: Utah State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for Silver Mesa School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 324 5 16 32 3 n/a n/a 63 443
2011 425 8 12 35 3 18 1 0 502
2012 418 10 6 62 5 17 8 0 526
2013 469 2 6 77 4 9 22 0 589
2014 453 2 2 71 6 4 25 0 563
2015 479 6 4 69 4 5 21 0 588
2016 492 6 3 65 5 3 21 0 595
2017 517 7 3 71 1 5 22 0 626
2018 515 9 5 73 1 8 23 0 634
2019 515 6 4 65 0 6 25 0 621
2020 521 7 5 72 0 8 25 0 638
2021 483 8 5 68 0 2 21 0 587
2022 475 6 2 66 0 2 19 0 570
2023 456 8 7 83 0 4 19 0 577

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 Silver Mesa School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 443 21.5 20.6 30.5
2011 502 23.0 21.8 27.5
2012 526 25.6 20.4 40.5
2013 589 25.4 23.1 46.7
2014 563 25.0 22.5 29.1
2015 588 n/a n/a 28.7
2016 595 n/a n/a 22.5
2017 626 25.0 25.0 19.2
2018 634 n/a n/a 22.7
2019 621 26.5 23.4 18.5
2020 638 26.5 24.0 19.4
2021 587 n/a n/a 15.7
2022 570 25.4 22.3 17.2
2023 577 27.5 20.9 21

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 Silver Mesa School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 443 21.5 20.6 30.5
2011 502 23.0 21.8 27.5
2012 526 25.6 20.4 40.5
2013 589 25.4 23.1 46.7
2014 563 25.0 22.5 29.1
2015 588 n/a n/a 28.7
2016 595 n/a n/a 22.5
2017 626 25.0 25.0 19.2
2018 634 n/a n/a 22.7
2019 621 26.5 23.4 18.5
2020 638 26.5 24.0 19.4
2021 587 n/a n/a 15.7
2022 570 25.4 22.3 17.2
2023 577 27.5 20.9 21

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 Silver Mesa School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $450 (5.8%) $7,277 (94.2%) $7,727

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Silver Mesa School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 91st of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 166th of 561 Elementary schools
 13.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Silver Mesa School)67.843.7
 24.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Canyons District)55.653.4
 2.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Silver Mesa School)57.441.8
 15.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Canyons District)5957
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Silver Mesa School)5653.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Canyons District)58.351.6
 6.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Silver Mesa School)56.155.3
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Canyons District)61.258.5
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Silver Mesa School)56.156.9
 0.8%
   4th Grade Science (Canyons District)58.954.5
 4.4%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Silver Mesa School)69.267.7
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Canyons District)61.961.3
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Silver Mesa School)72.964.3
 8.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Canyons District)62.259.2
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Silver Mesa School)7165.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade Science (Canyons District)6360.9
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Utah)51.951.2
 0.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students621577
 7.1%
African American68
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian47
 75%
Hispanic6583
 27.7%
Pacific Islander64
 33.3%
White515456
 11.5%
Two or More Races2519
 24%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.5%21%
 2.5%


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Students who attend Silver Mesa School usually go on to attend:

High : Hillcrest High

Silver Mesa School ranks 166th of 561 Utah elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 577 students attended Silver Mesa School.

Students at Silver Mesa School are 79% White, 14% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Asian.


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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 Board of Education.

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