Riverside Elementary

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About Riverside Elementary

Riverside Elementary is located in the central west area of West Jordan City. The school serves children who come from suburban and rural homes. Residents support the school and are committed to public education. Riverside opened in 1979, is a modern, totally air-conditioned school. The Riverside staff is working to foster the individual growth of students and is strongly committed to their academic and emotional needs.

  • RiversideEagle Elementary is a traditional school serving approximately 750 students from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
  • All teachers and the principal are evaluated on a regular basis to help assure educational quality and professional development.
  • The teachers are experienced, devoted educators. Our staff are graduates from all of the major universities in Utah as well as graduates from noted universities in other states.
  • Each grade level has established special traditions and activities which students look forward to from year to year.
  • The teachers work in teams, sharing strengths as they provide educational programs for the students.
  • Riverside students are expected to follow the district dress guidelines and come to school in neat, clean, and modest clothing. When children come dressed appropriately, the learning climate is enhanced and student achievement is increased.
  • The school provides resource, guidance, and speech programs for students who qualify for these special services.
  • A New computer lab for the students to use while learning to use computers through drill and practice in basic skills as well as technology training.
  • A nutritious, hot lunch program is provided. Riverside also provides a breakfast program.
  • Our school has hosted the Governor of Utah, Mayor of West Jordan, members of the State Legislature, the Jordan Board of Education, and many professional athletes and other local celebrities.
  • Several of our teachers have graduated with honors from their universities or received other state and District educational honors.
  • Students have the benefit of extra curricular programs such as: choir, morning announcements, safety patrol, buddy classes, geography bee, and Name that Book program.
  • PTA and School Community Council organizations enrich school programs, give input on school issues and provide many service and volunteer hours.
  • Student achievement recognition on the Wall of Fame.
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
52%
72%
58%
68%
2010-11
59%
59%
65%
67%
2011-12
67%
54%
68%
71%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
43%
69%
72%
66%
2010-11
52%
65%
72%
65%
2011-12
48%
70%
61%
62%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
67%
51%
64%
2010-11
75%
69%
66%
2011-12
72%
59%
65%

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
3.3
3.3
3.0
3.4
19.6
2010-11
3.1
3.5
3.3
3.3
3.0
3.4
19.6
2011-12
3.2
3.7
3.3
3.4
3.2
3.2
20.0

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

Boundary Description

West JordanBegin at 1700 W. and 7800 S.; east along 7800 S. (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to the West Jordan/South Jordan City Line; west along the West Jordan/South Jordan City Line (north side) to 1700 W.; north along 1700 W. (east side) to 7800 S.

View West Jordan area elementary boundary map