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.
- Oquirrh 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.
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 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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