Fox Hollow Elementary (Year-round)

Fox Hollow
About Fox Hollow Elementary

Fox Hollow Elementary is located in West Jordan Utah. The Fox Hollow Community strongly supports education and parents are highly involved with the school.  Fox Hollow teachers are dedicated to see that students develop academically, socially, and emotionally.

The mission of Fox Hollow is to maximize every child’s capacity as a learner and to maintain a happy, positive, and nurturing educational environment for children.  To help assure each child’s success, Fox Hollow has five areas of focus: Literacy, Numeracy, Differentiated Instruction, Gifted Education, and Arts Integration.

Faculty and staff at Fox Hollow value childhood, compromise, effort, fairness, family, happiness, humor, kindness, learning, organization, parents, policy, professionalism, progress, quality, safety, stewardship, and teachers.

Fox Hollow parents are encouraged to be involved in the school.  Teachers communicate regularly with parents through home contacts and parent/teacher conferences.

  • Fox Hollow Elementary serves 975 students on a year-round schedule. 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.
  • Fox Hollow Elementary was completed in July 2011. The library/media center is located in the middle of each classroom cluster. Classrooms are arranged to encourage interaction among teachers and can be reassigned by grade as the student population fluctuates.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 23 in first and second grades, 1 to 25 in third grade, 1 to 26 in fourth grade, 1 to 26 in fifth grade, and 1 to 26 in sixth grade. The actual class sizes vary.
  • The Fox Hollow staff is well qualified. Teachers hail from many different states with a variety of backgrounds and specialty training.
  • Teachers work in collaborative teams in order to give students access to the best talents of each teacher.
  • The curriculum follows State and District guidelines and meets or exceeds all elementary requirements.
  • Fox Hollow students are expected to follow a Code of Conduct for Responsible Citizens which outlines expectations for behavior.
  • Special Education teachers give additional time and support to children struggling in academic and behavioral areas.
  • A guidance specialist is available to provide group or individual counseling. Speech therapy is also provided for students as necessary.
  • Fox Hollow students have the opportunity to use technology as part of their regular curriculum.
  • The school benefits from a supportive, cooperative parent group. PTA officers and parent volunteers provide countless hours of service to the school each week.
  • Well-balanced meals are provided daily through the school’s lunch program. Reduced rate or free lunches are available to students in need.
  • Bus service is provided for students who live 1.5 miles or more from school.
  • Fox Hollow Elementary is striving to meet the needs of accelerated students. Problem solving and higher level thinking skills are introduced in classes, and teachers modify instruction as needed to meet the needs of students.
  • Fox Hollow is using Utah State Trust Lands grant funds to improve reading skills.
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
2011-12  81% 83%  93% 85%
Year 4th Science 5th Lang. Arts 5th Math 5th Science
2011-12  62%  78%  80%  81%
Year 6th Lang. Arts 6th Math 6th Science
2011-12  86%  81%  80%

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

2011-12

3.4 

3.8  3.5  3.5  3.3  3.4  20.9

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

Boundary Description

Begin at U-111 and approx. 7400 S.; east along approx. 7400 S. (south side) to approx. 5850 W.; south along 5850 W. (west side) to approx. 7490 S.; east along approx. 7490 S. (south side) to approx. 5820 W.; south along approx. 5820 W. (west side) to approx. 7530 S.; east along approx. 7530 S. (south side) to 5600 W.; north along 5600 W. (east side) to 7400 S.; east along 7400 S. (south side) to Grizzly Wy.; south along Grizzly Wy. (west side) to 7800 S.; west along 7800 S. (north side) to Mountain View Corridor; south along Mountain View Corridor (west side) to approx. 8700 S.; west along approx. 8700 S. (north side) to 6400 W.; north along 6400 W. (east side) to 8200 S.; west along 8200 S. (north side) to U-111; north along U-111 (east side) to approx. 7400 S.