About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See North Davis Preparatory Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, North Davis Preparatory Academy had 30 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Utah average is 23 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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North Davis Preparatory Academy Reviews
The junior high is really coming into its own. Start up is hard and I'm impressed by the way the culutre is developing. The teachers work individually with your student and have incredibly high standards. Discipline does take "longer" than traditional schools--but they work with Love and Logic and through mediation...which is ultimately more effective for learning, but it does require a new paradigm for thinking about it.
NDPA is such a great school. I have been attending for six years, since fourth grade, and I have loved every minute of it. Pretty much everyone knows each other, and the classes are smaller, so the teachers know every student for who they are. Our teachers are so dedicated and committed, and willing to help with anything we don't understand or are having problems with. The whole system is more of a community than a school. As an International Spanish Academy, we have the opportunity to go to Spain with some of our peers (if we want to and if we raise the money). This year 25 of us are going. I love NDPA, and am very sad that this is my last year here at this wonderful school.
Bad place. The Junior Hugh part of this school is not a good place.l There is no standard of discipline. The administration backs down from holding kids accountable for acting out and as a result, the kids who behave are leaving. The kids know there is no punishment and they act out. They hit each other and swear and nothing is done about it, even if students go to the teachers. Beware.
What a great school! I have never encountered a school with such committed teachers and staff.