Jordan Hills Elementary

About Jordan Hills Elementary

Jordan Hills Elementary serves the community located between the new Bingham Highway (approximately 8000 South) and 9000 South. Jordan Hills neighborhoods are comprised of established subdivisions, with currently no new growth. Our school population is best described as being stabilized, but slightly decreasing as children grow older and move on to secondary schools. Families in the area are very supportive and involved in our community of learners.

Bear Club EmblemThe goal at Jordan Hills Elementary is to help students become useful, contributing members of society by teaching academics and responsible citizenship. Students at Jordan Hills are the main focus of the staff who work together to provide a warm learning climate where students excel in a fun and safe environment.

  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22 in kindergarten and first grade, 1 to 23 in second grade, 1 to 23 in third grade, and 1 to 26 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
  • The curriculum follows state and District guidelines and provides students with a solid foundation of basic skills as well as many opportunities for enrichment experiences. A team of highly trained professionals with diverse talents and interests provides a broad range of learning experiences for gifted education and interactive learning.
  • Teachers are formally evaluated on a regular basis. Improvement in teaching skills, student achievement and self-concept development are emphasized.
  • Technology training is part of the school curriculum. Our computer lab is available where all students in grades K through six learn keyboarding skills, word processing programs and work with software in language arts and math during weekly computer classes. The school system is networked to provide school-wide computer experiences, including the Internet.
  • Special Education, speech/language and guidance services are available for students who require these services.
  • Literacy Facilitators and literacy assistants provide direct services to students who require additional help with reading goals. The school staff are trained on a regular basis by the Literacy Facilitators in research-based practices and strategies.
  • Jordan Hills students are expected to share responsibility for learning by attending school regularly and maintaining a positive attitude toward self, others and the school.
  • School lunches are prepared on-site each day. Reduced rate or free lunches are available for qualifying applicants.
  • Jordan Hills has an active PTA organization which meets regularly to coordinate school programs and volunteer services. Parent volunteers provide individual tutoring for children and help teachers with classroom needs.
  • A School Community Group, comprised of parents, PTA and school staff representatives, is organized to provide insights and direction on important school issues.
  • Parents and community members are encouraged to visit the school at any time.
  • Teachers voluntarily participate in many hours of inservice to improve teaching techniques.
  • We have a positive student behavior program where students are continually recognized for making good choices within the school community.
Student Achievement

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 Board 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 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.

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