Apple Valley School

Summary:

Apple Valley School is an elementary school located in Santaquin, Utah, serving grades PK-6 with a total enrollment of 653 students. It is part of the Nebo School District, which is ranked 54 out of 100 in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Apple Valley School has a higher percentage of white students (83.31%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 65.26% to 88.59%, its test scores are generally lower than the Nebo District and state averages across all grade levels and subjects. For example, in 3rd grade ELA, Apple Valley scored 34% proficient compared to the district at 44.1% and the state at 46.2%. Additionally, Apple Valley School has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (33.23%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 14.63% to 59.52%. As a result, Apple Valley School ranks in the bottom half of Utah elementary schools, ranking 390 out of 561 in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite these challenges, the diversity of the student population at Apple Valley School has increased over the past few years, with the percentage of Hispanic students rising from 10.72% in 2022-2023 to 14.1% in 2020-2021. However, this increase in diversity does not appear to be translating into improved academic outcomes, as the school continues to underperform on standardized tests compared to the district and state. For example, Mt. Loafer School, which is only 6.55 miles away, ranks significantly higher than Apple Valley School and has higher test scores.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 105 E 770 N
       Santaquin, UT  84655


(801) 354-7400

District: Nebo District

SchoolDigger Rank:
390th of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,404 Help


Students who attend Apple Valley School usually attend:

Middle:    Mt. Nebo Middle
    Payson Junior High
High:    Payson High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.1 Help
Number of students:  653

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.3%
Hispanic:
10.7%
Two or more races:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.2% Help


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Compare Details Apple Valley School ranks worse than 69.5% of elementary schools in Utah. It also ranks 23rd among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Nebo District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.91. (See more...)
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Compare Details Apple Valley School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.3%), Hispanic (10.7%), two or more races (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Apple Valley School is 26.1. 27 elementary schools in the Nebo District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Apple Valley School is $8,404, which is the 3rd highest among 30 elementary schools in the Nebo District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Apple Valley School:

SchoolDigger ranks Apple Valley School 390th of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Apple Valley School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
White students:


Nebo District:

SchoolDigger ranks Nebo District 54th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Apple Valley School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Apple Valley School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.93 461st 572 19.4%
2021 21.72 439th 559 21.5%
2022 19.68 444th 551 19.4%
2023 29.91 390th 561 30.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Apple Valley School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.20 77th 132 41.7%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Apple Valley School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 7.33 419th 435 3.7%
2023 15.74 375th 428 12.4%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Apple Valley School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.75 177th 222 20.3%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Apple Valley School Test Scores
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Data source: Utah State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for Apple Valley School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 554 2 0 81 0 0 10 0 647
2020 597 1 0 98 1 0 7 0 704
2021 569 2 2 99 0 7 23 0 702
2022 524 0 1 79 1 8 16 0 629
2023 544 0 1 70 2 8 28 0 653

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 Apple Valley School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 647 27.5 23.5 40
2020 704 28.1 25.0 37.9
2021 702 n/a n/a 28.2
2022 629 26.0 24.1 25.9
2023 653 25.0 26.1 33.2

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 Apple Valley School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 647 27.5 23.5 40
2020 704 28.1 25.0 37.9
2021 702 n/a n/a 28.2
2022 629 26.0 24.1 25.9
2023 653 25.0 26.1 33.2

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 Apple Valley School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $561 (6.7%) $7,843 (93.3%) $8,404

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Apple Valley School

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 461st of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 390th of 561 Elementary schools
 11.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Apple Valley School)29.434
 4.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebo District)43.444.1
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley School)23.529.2
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebo District)47.749.7
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Apple Valley School)21.229.2
 8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebo District)4342.9
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley School)30.335
 4.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebo District)46.447.2
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Apple Valley School)40.447
 6.6%
   4th Grade Science (Nebo District)5048.1
 1.9%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Apple Valley School)43.944.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebo District)46.746.6
 0.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley School)3934.4
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebo District)48.142.5
 5.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Apple Valley School)43.951.7
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (Nebo District)53.450.6
 2.8%
   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 Students647653
 0.9%
African American20
 100%
American Indian02
Asian01
Hispanic8170
 13.6%
Pacific Islander08
White554544
 1.8%
Two or More Races1028
 180%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40%33.2%
 6.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Valley School

Students who attend Apple Valley School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Mt. Nebo Middle
Middle : Payson Junior High
High : Payson High

In the 2022-23 school year, 653 students attended Apple Valley School.

Apple Valley School ranks 390th of 561 Utah elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Apple Valley School are 83% White, 11% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.


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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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