Daybreak Elementary (Year-round)

Daybreak Elementary
About Daybreak Elementary

Daybreak Elementary is found in the Kennecott Land Development Community located near the Oquirrh Mountains. This school serves students from kindergarten to sixth grade who live in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley. Daybreak Elementary is a modernized school offering a combination of community enclosed classrooms and the latest technology. We have a unique partnership with Kennecott and the University of Utah in which we have a culture of inquiry and collaboration. Our school’s focus is Literacy, Writing and Language Arts. In partnership with Kennecott, we have access to a large fitness recreational center.  This enables our teachers to promote physical fitness and well-being.

Dolphins

  • Daybreak is on a modified year-round track schedule that serves about 1100 students. Students are divided into four attendance tracks. Typically, each track is in school for 45 days followed by 15 days of vacation. The school takes a common vacation in July.
  • Students are expected to develop academically and in personal responsibility by 1) being at school and being on time, 2) working to the best of their ability, 3) obeying school rules, and 4) showing courtesy and respect.
  • The Daybreak Elementary faculty has a wide range of backgrounds and talents. They provide a caring and strong academic program for our students.
  • Teachers collaborate in teams and plan together to provide students with a maximum of learning opportunities.
  • Certified resource teachers, a speech pathologist, and guidance counselor are available to our special needs students.
  • Our literacy specialist and reading teachers provide students with extra help in reading and comprehension while providing support for the teachers.
  • A hot lunch is provided each day. Students have a choice from two different menu options.
  • Daybreak Elementary has a School Community Council comprised of neighborhood representatives, teachers and the principal. The group helps plan school wide projects and gives input on vital school issues.  Meetings are held once a month.
  • The PTA is actively helping our students succeed in school. PTA volunteers spend many extra hours to help provide many enrichment activities to make our school a success.
  • Technology education plays an active role in our students learning. Our school has two portable computer labs available to teach keyboarding skills, word processing skills, and Internet researching skills along with supporting software in language arts and math.
  • Daybreak Elementary has a before-school choir program available to our students.
  • The Student Council gives our student leaders an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and communication skills as they meet to build school pride and serve others.
  • School visitors are welcome and asked to check in at the office upon arrival.
Student Achievement

UCAS and SCHOOL GRADING Accountability Reports
The Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) Report and the SCHOOL GRADING Report have been created to assist in evaluating the academic performance of Utah schools in language arts, math, and science. The UCAS and SCHOOL GRADING Accountability Reports are based solely on schools’ performance on end-of-year assessments in language arts, math, and science, and on graduation rate (high schools only). No other aspects of school performance are considered in either the UCAS or SCHOOL GRADING Report.

Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT)
The Core Criterion Referenced Tests (CRTs) are administered at the end of each school year to help assess how well students have mastered the standards and objectives set forth in the State of Utah Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science core curricula.   Student achievement is reported as the percent of students reaching “proficient” by earning a Level 3 or Level 4 performance on the Core CRT.

Year
3rd Lang. Arts
3rd Math
4th Lang. Arts
4th Math
2009-10
92%
75%
82%
65%
2010-11
82%
87%
77%
83%
2011-12
80%
82%
80%
93%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
65%
86%
90%
82%
2010-11
69%
92%
96%
92%
2011-12
80%
865
91%
81%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
87%
79%
74%
2010-11
91%
92%
84%
2011-12
93%
89%
82%

Direct Writing Assessment (DWA)
The Direct Writing Assessment (DWA) is designed to assess the writing skills of in February and March each year. Currently, 5th and 8th grade students are tested.  The following six components of writing are assessed: ideas & content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions.

 Grade 5 – Average Points Earned
Year
Ideas / Content
Organization
Voice
Word Choice
Sentence Fluency
Conventions
Composite
2009-10
3.2
3.7
3.6
3.7
3.2
3.7
21.1
2010-11
3.4
3.9
3.7
3.8
3.4
3.9
22.1
2011-12
3.3
3.9
3.6
3.7
3.4
3.7
21.6

* Each year the direct writing prompt changes, therefore caution should be used in making year to year conclusions.

Boundary Description

Begin at the west county line and approx. 11000 S.; east along approx. 11000 S. (south side) to U-111; north along U-111 (east side) to 10200 S (Old Bingham Hwy.).; east along 10200 S. (Old Bingham Hwy., south side) to Split Rock Dr.; south along Split Rock Dr. (west side) to South Jordan Pkwy.; east along South Jordan Pkwy. (south side) to Oquirrh Lake Rd.; south along Oquirrh Lake Rd. (west side) to Daybreak Pkwy.; east along Daybreak Pkwy. (south side) to 4000 W.; south along 4000 W. (west side) to 11800 S.; west along 11800 S. (north side) to the west county line; north along the west county line (east side) to approx. 11000 S.