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 Karl G Maeser Preparatory Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Karl G Maeser Preparatory Academy had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Utah average is 23 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Karl G Maeser Preparatory Academy Reviews
Wonderful culture of learning, acceptance, & striving for excellence!
This is my first year teaching at Maeser, and I have been blown away by how wonderful this school is. The school has created a very positive culture in which students love learning, excellence is seen as cool, teachers speak positively about students and each other, and there is a real community feeling throughout the school. I have been so impressed by how much the students love learning here and how invested they are in their education. Where else do you hear 8th graders who love to discuss deep issues like prejudice and empathy for nearly an hour and beg for more time? I've also been very impressed by the kindness and commitment of the other teachers and faculty. It's a great place to be. The students are held to high expectations and they meet them by and large. Students are winning academic awards, placing in the top tiers in drama and debate, excelling in sports at the state level, and more. It's incredible and I'm very grateful I've had the opportunity to teach here. I would definitely send my students to this school.
There is a reason that Newsweek rated this school the number one high school in Utah--it is a great school! Small class sizes, varied opportunites to learn, advanced classes, a wonderful headmaster who knows each child personally, a beautiful new building, Winterim in January where the kids can spend three weeks studying something unique and do service....it is a wonderful school!