Bluffdale Elementary (Year-round)

Picture
About Bluffdale Elementary

Bluffdale Elementary is located in the southwest area of Jordan School District. Situated in the center of what was once the farming community of Bluffdale, this modern school has strong ties to the past. Some Bluffdale students have community roots dating back to pioneer days, but a majority live in new, rapidly developing residential areas. Bluffdale enjoys healthy school/community cooperation. The school serves as the major public meeting place for area residents.

LogoBluffdale teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of students. Basic skills are emphasized and many opportunities are provided for students to develop culturally, socially and emotionally.

  • Bluffdale Elementary serves 878 students in kindergarten to sixth grade.
  • The school was built in 1995 and features four-class learning centers for each grade. A central media center gives the school an open pleasant feeling.
  • Bluffdale operates on a year-round schedule. Students are divided into four attendance tracks. Each track is generally in school for 45 days followed by
    15 days of vacation. The school takes a common vacation during the month of July. In most cases, parents may select their child’s attendance track.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22.30 in first grade, 1 to 22.30 in second grade, 1 to 23.30 in third grade, and 1 to 26.30 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
  • The curriculum is in keeping with state and District guidelines and meets all of the requirements for elementary students. The solid subjects of reading, English and
    math are taught during morning hours.
  • Bluffdale teachers are all state certificated and fully-qualified professional educators.
  • All staff members are formally evaluated on a regular basis to assure continuing professional development.
  • Resource education is available for students with special needs.
  • Bluffdale students are expected to maintain dress, attendance and discipline standards.
  • An excellent hot lunch program is available for students. Students are asked to purchase school lunches by the week or by the month.
  • Bus service is provided for students who live 1-1/2 miles or more from school. A majority of the Bluffdale students qualify for bus service.
  • Bluffdale Elementary relies heavily on an active PTA which organizes the parent volunteer program. Each week many hours of service are provided by interested, caring volunteers.
  • A School Community Council meets regularly to discuss important school issues and give the principal input from the community’s point of view.
  • Visitors are always welcome at Bluffdale Elementary and asked to check with the office before proceeding through the school.
  • Bluffdale teachers stay informed on the latest teaching methods and techniques by regularly participating in in-service training.
  • Our Centennial Grove recognizes a past community leader each year by planting a tree and erecting a plaque on their behalf.
  • Our students are involved in an “Accelerated Reader” program which encourages independent reading and tests reading comprehension.
Student Achievement

SAGE
The Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3. SAGE assessments provide questions that assess students’ ability to apply higher-order thinking skills and better emulate real tasks students may encounter in education and in life.

SAGE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Office of Education. SAGE assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready for college and careers upon completion of secondary school.

PACE
PACE is an acronym given to Utah’s 2013 ten-year education and economic development plan. The plan includes four main components: Prepare young learners, Access for all students, Complete certificates and degrees, and Economic success (PACE). PACE Accountability Reports provide information regarding a school’s progress towards achieving components of the Governor’s education and economic development plan.

In lower and middle grades, PACE Accountability Reports display information regarding kindergarten readiness and SAGE assessment results for grades 3, 6, and 8. At the high school level, SAGE reports include graduation rates, ACT results, and college credit earned concurrent enrollment, advanced placement (AP), career and technical education (CTE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

Boundary Description

Begin at Mountain View Corridor and 13400 S.; east along 13400 S. (south side) to Bangerter Hwy.; southeast along Bangerter Hwy. (south side) to the Bluffdale City line (approx. 800 W.); south along the Bluffdale City line (west side) to approx. 14300 S.; east along approx. 14300 S. to approx. 450 W.; south along approx. 450 W. to 14600 S.; southeast along 14600 S. to the I-15 Frwy.; south along the I-15 Frwy. (west side) to the south county line; southwest along the south county line (north side) to Camp Williams Rd.; north along Camp Williams Rd. (east side) to Porter Rockwell Rd.; west along Porter Rockwell Rd. (north side) to Mountain View Corridor; north along Mountain View Corridor (east side) to 13400 S.