Highmark Charter School

Summary:

Highmark Charter School is a public charter school located in South Weber, Utah, serving grades K-9 with a total enrollment of 677 students. The school has a diverse student population, with 82.57% White, 11.82% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of other racial/ethnic groups.

Highmark Charter School stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school generally outperforms the state average on RISE and Utah Aspire Plus assessments across various grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, Highmark's 7th-grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 48.9% compared to the state average of 41.4%, and its 9th-grade Math proficiency rate was 37% compared to the state average of 32.8%. Additionally, Highmark has a very low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 1.77% to 3.84% over the past three school years, which is significantly lower than nearby schools like Ogden Preparatory Academy (64.48%) and North Davis Preparatory Academy (25.52%).

When compared to other nearby charter schools, Highmark Charter School stands out for its higher test scores, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For example, in 4th-grade English Language Arts, Highmark's proficiency rate was 34% compared to 20.2% at Ogden Preparatory Academy and 59.1% at Ascent Academies of Utah Farmington. The combination of Highmark's consistent academic performance, relatively high student-teacher ratio, and low percentage of economically disadvantaged students suggests that factors such as school culture, instructional practices, and student demographics may play a significant role in the school's success.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-9

 2467 East South Weber Drive
       South Weber, UT  84405


(801) 476-4627

District: Highmark Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
370th of 561 Utah Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,578 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.5 Help
Number of students:  677

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.6%
Hispanic:
11.8%
Two or more races:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.8% Help


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Compare Details Highmark Charter School ranks worse than 66% of elementary schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.78. (See more...)
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Compare Details Highmark Charter School ranks worse than 55.6% of middle schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.6%), Hispanic (11.8%), two or more races (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highmark Charter School is 19.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highmark Charter School is $6,578.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highmark Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Highmark Charter School 370th of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Highmark Charter School in the ranking list.)

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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Highmark Charter School 120th of 216 Utah public middle schools. (See Highmark Charter School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Highmark Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Highmark Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 40.18 326th 509 36.0%
2015 56.44 238th 537 55.7%
2016 41.86 328th 533 38.5%
2017 38.16 352nd 526 33.1%
2018 46.94 284th 528 46.2%
2019 44.53 331st 572 42.1%
2021 61.00 213th 559 61.9%
2022 37.47 348th 551 36.8%
2023 35.78 370th 561 34.0%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Highmark Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.01 344th 435 20.9%
2023 22.56 350th 428 18.2%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Highmark Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Highmark Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 53.38 92nd 185 50.3%
2015 53.57 106th 210 49.5%
2016 58.70 88th 209 57.9%
2017 55.74 97th 206 52.9%
2018 45.76 100th 172 41.9%
2019 45.04 132nd 222 40.5%
2021 40.86 128th 213 39.9%
2022 44.81 119th 209 43.1%
2023 45.42 120th 216 44.4%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Highmark Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 31.54 139th 191 27.2%
2023 32.73 142nd 191 25.7%
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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.

Highmark Charter School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Highmark Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 509 2 1 42 2 1 10 0 567
2014 581 4 5 54 2 2 27 0 675
2015 548 5 8 50 2 2 40 0 655
2016 569 9 7 46 3 0 40 0 674
2017 572 10 7 53 4 0 39 0 685
2018 557 19 7 50 2 2 39 0 676
2019 533 18 9 47 4 2 30 0 643
2020 513 22 6 52 3 1 24 0 621
2021 551 12 6 58 4 1 27 0 659
2022 537 8 7 68 2 1 28 0 651
2023 559 8 5 80 3 0 22 0 677

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 Highmark Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 567 23.0 24.6 18.2
2014 675 30.4 22.1 13.5
2015 655 n/a n/a 14
2016 674 n/a n/a 16
2017 685 30.4 22.5 16.4
2018 676 n/a n/a 13.8
2019 643 30.6 20.9 14.8
2020 621 31.7 19.5 12.7
2021 659 n/a n/a 2.3
2022 651 34.2 19.0 3.8
2023 677 34.6 19.5 1.8

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 Highmark Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 567 23.0 24.6 18.2
2014 675 30.4 22.1 13.5
2015 655 n/a n/a 14
2016 674 n/a n/a 16
2017 685 30.4 22.5 16.4
2018 676 n/a n/a 13.8
2019 643 30.6 20.9 14.8
2020 621 31.7 19.5 12.7
2021 659 n/a n/a 2.3
2022 651 34.2 19.0 3.8
2023 677 34.6 19.5 1.8

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 Highmark Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $195 (3.0%) $6,383 (97.0%) $6,578

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Highmark Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 331st of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 370th of 561 Elementary schools
 8.1%
Ranks 132nd of 222 Middle schoolsRanks 120th of 216 Middle schools
 3.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)5831.4
 26.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)5831.4
 26.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)3838.9
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)3838.9
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)67.934
 33.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)67.934
 33.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)30.249
 18.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)30.249
 18.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)6638.8
 27.2%
   4th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)6638.8
 27.2%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)4041.2
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)4041.2
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)4841.2
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)4841.2
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)3653
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)3653
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Utah)51.951.2
 0.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)40.440.4
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)40.440.4
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.945.3
 3.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)24.624.6
   6th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)24.624.6
   6th Grade Mathematics (Utah)39.235.4
 3.8%
6th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)54.456.2
 1.8%
   6th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)54.456.2
 1.8%
   6th Grade Science (Utah)57.755.5
 2.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)34.148.9
 14.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)34.148.9
 14.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)44.141.4
 2.7%
7th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)42.542.8
 0.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)42.542.8
 0.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Utah)45.244.9
 0.3%
7th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)44.348.8
 4.5%
   7th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)44.348.8
 4.5%
   7th Grade Science (Utah)44.545.5
 1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)41.538.3
 3.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)41.538.3
 3.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)43.341.8
 1.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)49.426.4
 23%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)49.426.4
 23%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Utah)42.738.2
 4.5%
8th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)54.944.7
 10.2%
   8th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)54.944.7
 10.2%
   8th Grade Science (Utah)49.248.5
 0.7%
9th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)59.659.3
 0.3%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Highmark Charter School)59.659.3
 0.3%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.244
 4.2%
9th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)50.537
 13.5%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Highmark Charter School)50.537
 13.5%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Utah)43.632.8
 10.8%
9th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)46.944.1
 2.8%
   9th Grade Science (Highmark Charter School)46.944.1
 2.8%
   9th Grade Science (Utah)36.238.1
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students643677
 5.3%
African American188
 55.6%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian95
 44.4%
Hispanic4780
 70.2%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White533559
 4.9%
Two or More Races3022
 26.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.8%1.8%
 13%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 677 students attended Highmark Charter School.

Students at Highmark Charter School are 83% White, 12% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Highmark Charter School ranks 370th of 561 Utah alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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