Riverton Elementary (Year-round)

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About Riverton Elementary

Riverton Elementary is located in the heart of Riverton City in south Salt Lake Valley. The school serves students living between the Jordan River and 2300 West from 12600 South to Bangerter Highway. Many of the students’ parents and grandparents have also attended Riverton Elementary since it originally opened in 1926.  While our school was created in 1926, the building we currently occupy was constructed in 1995.

RacoonsExcellence in academic achievement is a tradition at Riverton. The school enjoys strong support from the community and a high degree of parent involvement. The school motto is “More Students Doing Better Work.”

  • Riverton Elementary serves 875 students in grades kindergarten through six.  The school uses a modified 45-15 year-round calendar. Students are assigned to one of four attendance groups. Each group attends school for about 45 days and then has 15 days of vacation. The school closes for a common vacation during July.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22.00 in first grade, 1 to 23 in second grade, 1 to 25 in third grade, and 1 to 27 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
  • The curriculum meets all District and state requirements for elementary students. The personal learning needs of each child are addressed through team planning, teaching and evaluating. The team includes the student, parents, teacher, principal, and resource staff as needed.  All teachers are Utah certificated and regularly attend in-service classes at the District and school level.
  • Special programs are provided for students with special needs. The school has the services of one and one-half special education teachers, and also houses three cluster units for students with a variety of disabilities who live in the southwest area of the School District. A full-time guidance specialist, two full-time speech therapists, and itinerant OT/PT services are available to special needs students.
  • A nutritious school lunch is provided, but there is no federal breakfast program.  To help assure safety, parents who pick up or drop off students are asked to cooperate with the School Safety Patrol. Students are encouraged to use the established safe walking routes.  Thousands of volunteer hours are donated at Riverton each year. Parents and other interested adults are encouraged to apply for the many rewarding service jobs at the school which range from helping teachers prepare materials to listening to children read.
  • An active PTA supports the school in a variety of ways. For example, the PTA pays for school assemblies, field trips and many fun and educational activities.  A School Community Group meets regularly to address local concerns and become more aware of the school’s programs and needs. The group, comprised of patrons from each geographic area within the school boundaries, also serves as an advisory group for the principal.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the school whenever they wish. However, visitors are asked to check in at the office upon arrival.  School volunteers have logged more than 5,000 hours of service in tutoring, activities, special programs, and curriculum areas.
  • Our school has hosted the Governor of Utah, Mayors of West Jordan and Riverton, 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.  Grade levels prepare special programs for parents during the year.
  • Riverton Elementary is also one of three ALPS elementary schools in the district, which serves as a magnet for accelerated students who qualify for advanced placement.  We are proud of the fact that all teachers are trained in strategies that help them differentiate instruction to meet individual learning needs of students.
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
79%
78%
85%
79%
2010-11
81%
87%
78%
83%
2011-12
79%
80%
78%
83%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
73%
76%
63%
61%
2010-11
74%
86%
81%
79%
2011-12
76%
83%
81%
76%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
82%
64%
75%
2010-11
76%
70%
70%
2011-12
87%
85%
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
3.2
3.6
3.4
3.6
3.1
3.4
20.3
2010-11
3.3
3.7
3.6
3.8
3.3
3.7
21.4
2011-12
3.4
3.9
3.6
3.7
3.4
3.5
21.5

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

Boundary Description

RivertonBegin at Utah-Salt Lake Canal (approximately 2250 W.) and 12600 S.; east along 12600 S. (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to Bangerter Hwy.; west along Bangerter Hwy. (north side) to 2500 W.; north along 2500 W. (east side) to 13640 S.; west along 13640 S. (north side) to 2700 W.; north along 2700 W. (east side) to 13400 S.; east along 13400 S. (south side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal; north along the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (east side) to 12600 S.

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