Midway School

Summary:

Midway School is an exceptional elementary school located in Midway, Utah, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 675 students. As part of the Wasatch District, which is ranked 21 out of 100 districts in Utah, Midway School has consistently been ranked among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years.

Midway School's academic performance is truly outstanding, consistently outperforming the Wasatch District and the state of Utah in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Midway School's 4th-grade students achieved an impressive 88.6% proficiency in RISE Mathematics, compared to 72.1% for the Wasatch District and 50.1% for the state. However, the school's student population is relatively homogeneous, with 86.52% of students identifying as White, which is higher than nearby schools like Daniels Canyon School (68.75% White) and J.R. Smith School (66.32% White). Additionally, Midway School has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (18.37%) compared to nearby schools like Heber Valley School (49.33%) and J.R. Smith School (35.04%).

While Midway School's academic excellence is undeniable, it has a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 20.4 in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than nearby schools like Daniels Canyon School (17.5) and Heber Valley School (19). This suggests that the school may have different resource allocation or staffing priorities compared to its neighbors, which could be an area for further exploration. Overall, Midway School's exceptional academic performance, coupled with its unique demographic characteristics, make it a standout elementary school in the Wasatch District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 225 S 100 E
       Midway, UT  84049


(435) 654-0472

District: Wasatch District

SchoolDigger Rank:
39th of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,816 Help


Students who attend Midway School usually attend:

Middle:    Rocky Mountain Middle
High:    Wasatch High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.4 Help
Number of students:  675

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.5%
Hispanic:
9.8%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Midway School ranks better than 93% of elementary schools in Utah. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Wasatch District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.5%), Hispanic (9.8%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Midway School is 20.4, which is the 3rd best among 5 elementary schools in the Wasatch District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Midway School is $9,816. 4 elementary schools in the Wasatch District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Midway School:

SchoolDigger ranks Midway School 39th of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Midway School in the ranking list.)

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Wasatch District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wasatch District 21st of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Midway School

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Rank History for all students at Midway School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 56.65 245th 498 50.8%
2009 59.16 228th 509 55.2%
2010 65.01 188th 518 63.7%
2011 63.02 241st 563 57.2%
2012 65.56 223rd 579 61.5%
2013 56.21 298th 576 48.3%
2014 51.72 251st 509 50.7%
2015 60.69 214th 537 60.1%
2016 50.26 283rd 533 46.9%
2017 51.85 269th 526 48.9%
2018 87.46 39th 528 92.6%
2019 88.20 34th 572 94.1%
2021 92.28 16th 559 97.1%
2022 94.84 15th 551 97.3%
2023 88.56 39th 561 93.0%
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Rank History for White students at Midway School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 94.07 14th 435 96.8%
2023 85.01 32nd 428 92.5%
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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.

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Data source: Utah State Board of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Open Quote Midway Elementary teaches kids to love learning and school, not just to be little robots who test well. Principal Thorne sets the tone by being warm, caring and interested in every student. He knows all the kids' names, he listens to the parents and he takes an active interest in each classroom and its activities. My daughter's best friend moved out of her classroom so she felt a little lonely in her class. I mentioned it to Principal Thorne in passing and he said, "we need to know those things. We'll have the teachers keep an eye out for her and make sure she's got kids to play with during recess. If kids aren't happy at recess or stressed about it, they won't learn as well and they won't like school." And he did what he said.

One of the first grade teachers, Paula Vee Kerr won Teacher of the Year for the State of Utah recently and boy does she deserve it. She is just one gem among many at this special school. Our daughter went to 3 years of Montessori schools which were wonderful. Even so, she came to Midway in first grade struggling and frustrated with reading and writing. At the end of her year with Mrs. Kerr she was devouring 100 page chapter books, writing stories and doing well in math. She now wakes up an hour early so she can read before school and we've caught her under the covers at night with a flashlight reading into the night.

The final thing that makes Midway great is the parents. They volunteer in the classroom, actively participate in the PTA, they look out for one another and they are generally friendly and not ridiculously high maintenance. They seem happy to have their kids there and it shows. I have a friend who works in the State Education Department and she said Midway was one of the only schools in the state that hit the trifecta - happy students, happy teachers and happy parents.

We had a choice of private or public schools in Park City and Salt Lake City and chose Midway Elementary. I have a doctorate and come from a family of professors and professionals from the East Coast, all of whom are super fussy about education. I was hesitant about Midway because of the test scores, but we wouldn't have our daughter go anywhere else. If you want your child to embrace a lifetime of love for learning, check out Midway Elementary. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Midway School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 299 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1989 319 1 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 324
1990 316 0 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1991 327 1 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1992 302 1 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 312
1993 310 1 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 318
1994 303 1 4 9 4 n/a n/a 0 321
1995 330 2 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1996 330 2 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1997 317 0 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 328
1998 439 2 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1999 431 2 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2000 412 3 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2001 504 3 5 18 0 n/a n/a 0 530
2002 470 5 6 95 4 n/a n/a 0 580
2003 470 5 6 95 4 n/a n/a 0 580
2004 490 5 6 92 5 n/a n/a 0 598
2005 488 2 5 125 6 n/a n/a 0 626
2006 545 2 2 140 5 n/a n/a 0 694
2007 424 1 0 93 5 n/a n/a 0 523
2008 501 7 3 136 2 n/a n/a 0 649
2009 464 6 4 135 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2010 354 2 1 76 0 n/a n/a 125 558
2011 444 3 1 88 0 1 0 0 537
2012 453 1 0 68 0 0 1 0 523
2013 480 4 2 72 0 1 4 0 563
2014 526 3 1 72 5 0 11 0 618
2015 499 4 1 77 3 1 11 0 596
2016 513 2 4 94 2 1 16 0 632
2017 534 5 4 96 1 1 10 0 651
2018 555 2 3 54 1 1 8 0 624
2019 606 4 5 56 2 1 8 0 682
2020 577 2 8 65 2 1 10 0 665
2021 513 4 8 57 2 0 11 0 595
2022 598 3 4 60 2 5 18 0 690
2023 584 3 2 66 2 1 17 0 675

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 Midway School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 12.6 24.1 n/a
1989 324 14.6 22.1 n/a
1990 321 13.6 23.6 15
1991 337 12.5 26.9 13.1
1992 312 13.5 23.1 17
1993 318 14.6 21.8 13.5
1994 321 14.8 21.7 12.1
1995 344 17.8 19.3 11.3
1996 344 17.8 19.3 11.3
1997 328 17.0 19.3 9.8
1998 454 24.5 18.5 7
1999 445 24.8 17.9 17.1
2000 430 25.3 17.0 17.7
2001 530 28.4 18.7 17.4
2002 580 28.3 20.5 31.4
2003 580 28.3 20.5 31.4
2004 598 28.4 21.1 33.8
2005 626 31.1 20.1 37.2
2006 694 40.0 17.4 33.4
2007 523 30.2 17.3 99.4
2008 649 28.0 23.2 32.4
2009 610 28.1 14.8 36.1
2010 558 26.5 21.0 47.6
2011 537 26.0 20.6 36.5
2012 523 27.7 18.8 47.6
2013 563 27.4 20.4 81
2014 618 30.0 20.6 32.8
2015 596 n/a n/a 29.9
2016 632 n/a n/a 31.5
2017 651 30.0 21.7 32.3
2018 624 n/a n/a 23.9
2019 682 33.0 20.6 22.7
2020 665 33.0 20.1 23.9
2021 595 n/a n/a 15.8
2022 690 32.5 21.2 10.4
2023 675 33.0 20.4 18.4

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 Midway School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 12.6 24.1 n/a
1989 324 14.6 22.1 n/a
1990 321 13.6 23.6 15
1991 337 12.5 26.9 13.1
1992 312 13.5 23.1 17
1993 318 14.6 21.8 13.5
1994 321 14.8 21.7 12.1
1995 344 17.8 19.3 11.3
1996 344 17.8 19.3 11.3
1997 328 17.0 19.3 9.8
1998 454 24.5 18.5 7
1999 445 24.8 17.9 17.1
2000 430 25.3 17.0 17.7
2001 530 28.4 18.7 17.4
2002 580 28.3 20.5 31.4
2003 580 28.3 20.5 31.4
2004 598 28.4 21.1 33.8
2005 626 31.1 20.1 37.2
2006 694 40.0 17.4 33.4
2007 523 30.2 17.3 99.4
2008 649 28.0 23.2 32.4
2009 610 28.1 14.8 36.1
2010 558 26.5 21.0 47.6
2011 537 26.0 20.6 36.5
2012 523 27.7 18.8 47.6
2013 563 27.4 20.4 81
2014 618 30.0 20.6 32.8
2015 596 n/a n/a 29.9
2016 632 n/a n/a 31.5
2017 651 30.0 21.7 32.3
2018 624 n/a n/a 23.9
2019 682 33.0 20.6 22.7
2020 665 33.0 20.1 23.9
2021 595 n/a n/a 15.8
2022 690 32.5 21.2 10.4
2023 675 33.0 20.4 18.4

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 Midway School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $519 (5.3%) $9,297 (94.7%) $9,816

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Midway School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 34th of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 39th of 561 Elementary schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Midway School)65.559
 6.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wasatch District)4961.6
 12.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Midway School)71.463
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wasatch District)59.166.4
 7.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Midway School)6781.9
 14.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wasatch District)52.861.3
 8.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Midway School)61.688.6
 27%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wasatch District)50.672.1
 21.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Midway School)68.582.8
 14.3%
   4th Grade Science (Wasatch District)60.563
 2.5%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Midway School)69.866.7
 3.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wasatch District)50.556.5
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Midway School)68.161.6
 6.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wasatch District)49.352.9
 3.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Midway School)7565.1
 9.9%
   5th Grade Science (Wasatch District)56.256.5
 0.3%
   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 Students682675
 1%
African American43
 25%
American Indian22
Asian52
 60%
Hispanic5666
 17.9%
Pacific Islander11
White606584
 3.6%
Two or More Races817
 112.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.7%18.4%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Midway School

Students who attend Midway School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rocky Mountain Middle
High : Wasatch High

In the 2022-23 school year, 675 students attended Midway School.

Yes. Midway School ranks in the top 7.0% of Utah elementary schools.

Students at Midway School are 87% White, 10% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.


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