Oquirrh Elementary (Year-round)

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About Oquirrh Elementary

Oquirrh Elementary, located on West Jordan City’s west side, is a neighborhood school in a beautiful residential area. The school serves about 600 families who are strong Oquirrh supporters. Parents turn out in large numbers for all school events, and actively work with teachers to see that a quality education is provided for all students.

The Oquirrh staff is committed to providing students with a safe, warm, inviting place to learn. Basic skills are emphasized and students receive many opportunities to prepare academically, socially and emotionally.

  • LogoOquirrh Elementary serves about eight hundred students from kindergarten through sixth grade.
  • The school is a flexible space building with a combination of self-contained classrooms and open areas. This attractive school was opened in 1979. Because of a fire, it was rebuilt and opened in February 1995.
  • Oquirrh has been a year-round school since 1986. Students are divided into four attendance groups or tracks. Each track is in school for 45 days followed by 15 days of vacation. The school takes a common vacation during the month of July.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22.3 in first grade, 1 to 23.1 in second grade, 1 to 22.8 in third grade, and 1 to 26.3 in grades four, five and six.
  • The actual class sizes may vary.
  • The faculty includes both new and experienced teachers. Many have advanced university degrees. A majority of the teachers regularly participate in in-service classes to improve teaching skills.
  • The school curriculum follows the State Core Curriculum guidelines. The learning objectives for each grade level are carefully defined.
  • Teachers use a team teaching approach, but students typically work with their own teacher in basic subjects.
  • Teachers are expected to be professional in their dealings with students and parents. Regular evaluations are conducted to insure quality instruction.
  • Oquirrh is able to access Title I funds, enabling the school to provide additional resources and programs to meet the needs of our students.
  • We have established a positive school-wide behavior plan that focuses on the prevention of problem behaviors, and supports positive behavior.
  • A resource program is provided for students with special needs. Special services are also provided in speech, guidance, and English Language instruction.
  • Our school houses three cluster units, one diagnostic kindergarten and two classrooms for students with behavior disorders.
  • A school media center provides excellent resources for teachers and circulates thousands of books to students each year.
  • A computer lab gives students opportunities to learn keyboarding and other computer skills.
  • Students are expected to attend school regularly and dress appropriately.
  • A school lunch is provided daily. Breakfast is also served each morning at 7:50 a.m. The meals are cooked in our school kitchen.
  • Most Oquirrh students live within walking distance of the school. One school bus has been provided for students living the greatest distance from the school.
  • Parents are important to the school program. An active PTA and School Community Council enable parents to be directly involved in school plans and programs.
  • School volunteers help with a multitude of tasks. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.
  • Visitors are welcome at Oquirrh and are asked to check in at the office before visiting classrooms.
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
78%
72%
69%
68%
2010-11
74%
70%
71%
71%
2011-12
82%
79%
73%
70%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
61%
70%
72%
62%
2010-11
51%
63%
74%
54%
2011-12
56%
79%
73%
50%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
62%
51%
57%
2010-11
75%
79%
77%
2011-12
82%
74%
81%

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
3.1
3.5
3.4
3.5
3.1
3.5
20.1
2010-11
3.2
3.6
3.5
3.6
3.2
3.6
20.7
2011-12
3.3
3.7
3.5
3.6
3.2
3.4
20.7

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

Boundary Description

West JordanBegin at the D&RGW Railroad (approx. 4800 W.) and 6600 S.; east along 6600 S. (south side) to 3400 W.; south along 3400 W. (west side) to 7000 S.; east along 7000 S. (south side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal; south along the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (west side) to 7800 S.; west along 7800 S. (north side) to the D&RGW Railroad; north along the D&RGW Railroad to 6600 S.

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