North Davis Preparatory Academy serves 993 students in grades Kindergarten-9.
North Davis Preparatory Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Charter School
- Grades: Kindergarten-9
- Enrollment: 993 students
- Minority Enrollment: 44%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in UT
- Math Proficiency: 25% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 34% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), UT Dept. of Education
North Davis Preparatory Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:
North Davis Preparatory Academy's student population of 993 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
North Davis Preparatory Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 975 schools in Utah (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of North Davis Preparatory Academy is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#747 out of 975 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), UT Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is North Davis Preparatory Academy's ranking?
North Davis Preparatory Academy is ranked #747 out of 975 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Utah.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% UT state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% UT state average).
How many students attend North Davis Preparatory Academy?
993 students attend North Davis Preparatory Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of North Davis Preparatory Academy students are White, 35% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What grades does North Davis Preparatory Academy offer ?
North Davis Preparatory Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-9
What school district is North Davis Preparatory Academy part of?
North Davis Preparatory Academy is part of North Davis Preparatory Academy School District.
My kids went to NDPA from kinder through 7th grade. They take their Spanish and science programs seriously there. They win state and international awards almost every year. Half of the teachers are from Spain, and kids switch halfway through the day to get taught math and other stuff completely in Spanish. My girls are fluent in Spanish and the teachers at NDPA pushed them to excel. They push hard for parent volunteers, but it's not obligatory. I volunteered every week when my girls were in kinder through 3rd grade and that helped me get to know the teachers and the culture. My only complaints are that the junior high doesn't have a band or orchestra and that it didn't look like students with behavior problems had their classroom in the elementary school. They are just in the same class as all the other kids which can be distracting. I don't know if they just don't have special education there or how they handle that. Everything else about this school is amazing.
This school has great! teachers for Spanish they come all the way from Spain and it's really good for learning. I've learned a lot more from ndpa than at my old public school. I like the uniforms cause they're not distracting or anything. The teachers have great comunicatiom with my parents. When there's a test coming up they're emailed. And we also celebrate like how Spain would celebrate thing in our Spanish class.
There are two areas that I have found to be worse than the other schools my children have attended. 1) Little to no teacher parent communication. At this school there are parent "class captains". These class captains send out all email communication from the teacher. Parents literally have no one-on-one direct communication from the teacher on a weekly basis at all. It is all done through a parent intermediary. At schools my children have attended in the past , I always had weekly (sometimes daily) emails from the teachers and I felt like I could always contact my teacher and knew what was going on in the classroom. In this school, I have felt completely out of the loop on all four of my children's classes. In addition, your children have two teachers, and only one class captain that is sometimes shared with other classes, so you have no communication even with a parent who is in your child's class. I don't understand why the teachers cannot just write an email to the parents instead of writing an email to the class captains to then write to the rest of the parents. 2) HUGE class sizes. All of my children are in classes with over 28+ children. The teacher of one of my children's classes just told me that she has 10 ADHD kids in her and only two are medicated. This I feel is unfair to not only the students, but also the teacher. Huge classrooms with imbalanced needs of kids ends up hurting learning. NDPA needs to know better. I can't believe my children are in classrooms where they can't learn to their highest potential due to an administration that refuses to adequately balance classrooms and hiring.
We e love e this school. Opportunities for our son to excel academically abound because teachers work to develop individual programs for the students as needed. The Spain study program is an incredible opportunity for the students, (and much less expensive than some other programs I've seen). Volunteer hours are required, but there are a lot of parents who do MUCH MUCH more than the minimum required. Students are learning that it takes a lot to be a citizen of today's world, and NDPA is giving them the tools to succeed. And the faculty and administration are as close as your email.eee
The former parent is absolutely right about this school. There is no discipline. The students swear at each other and teachers without any fear of consequences. If a student gets hit by another student, they're on their own. The administration needs to grow a backbone. Parents are moving their students from the school because of this. Not safe.
The management in this school is a joke. Since the secondary building was open, the principal told me how hard a time she has to manage both buildings. I actually saw a fight between a teacher and a parent outside, and the cops had to come and separate them. Not a very happy environment.
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