Rosamond Elementary

Rosamond
About Rosamond Elementary

Rosamond Elementary, located in Riverton City in south Salt Lake Valley, serves students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Rosamond enjoys support from a rural community interested in providing a healthy family environment and a small city interested in the Arts and varied recreational opportunities.

Rosamond maintains high standards of excellence which encourage students to reach for their highest academic potential. Teachers use a variety of strategies to meet individual learning needs and help students develop problem solving skills. Rosamond classrooms are stimulating, upbeat and positive.

  • Rosamond serves over 800 students on a traditional calendar.
  • The school opened in 1983 and was remodeled in 1997 to provide self-contained classroom space.
  • The pupil/teacher ratio is 1 to 22.30 in first grade, 1 to 23.10 in second grade, 1 to 24.60 in third grade, and 1 to 26.70 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
  • Rosamond has a number of faculty members who hold advanced degrees and endorsements such as ESL and Gifted and Talented.
  • Teachers are evaluated annually.
  • The curriculum meets or exceeds District and state standards.
  • Teachers work in teams so that all of the students in the grade may benefit from each teacher’s special skill in foreign language, science, technology, music, physical education, etc.
  • Rosamond students are expected to dress modestly and treat others with respect.
  • Parents are asked to call the school if their child is going to be absent.
  • Hot lunch and breakfast programs are provided daily.
  • Students who live 1.5 miles or more away from school receive bus service.
  • A school lab of 35 computers is available for student use. All students have computer instruction once a week. Mobile Labs and AlphaSmarts are also available for student use.
  • Rosamond participates in a BYU Partnership which benefits students, teachers, and the community. This program provides current research and professional development.
  • Visitors are always welcome and asked to check in at the office upon arrival. School tours may be arranged upon request.
  • We have an active PTA, School Community Council, and Volunteer Program.
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
71%
70%
67%
71%
2010-11
71%
77%
75%
78%
2011-12
75%
71%
74%
79%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
56%
77%
74%
73%
2010-11
76%
75%
72%
71%
2011-12
79%
90%
88%
84%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
86%
77%
67%
2010-11
88%
80%
63%
2011-12
85%
81%
82%

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
3.4
3.8
3.5
3.6
3.1
3.4
20.8
2010-11
3.1
3.5
3.3
3.5
3.0
3.3
19.7
2011-12
3.1
3.6
3.4
3.4
3.2
3.2
19.9

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

Boundary Description

RivertonBegin at the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (approximately 2400 W.) and 11800 S.; east along 11800 S. (south side) to 1700 W.; north along 1700 W. (east side) to the South Jordan/Riverton City line (approximately 11695 S.); northeast along the South Jordan/Riverton City line (south side) to 1300 W. (approximately 11600 S.); south along 1300 W. (west side) to 11745 S.; east along 11745 S. (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to 12600 S.; west along 12600 S. (north side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal; northalong the canal (east side) to 11800 S.

View Riverton area elementary boundary map