Terra Linda Elementary

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About Terra Linda Elementary

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Terra Linda Elementary School is located in the city of West Jordan.  It serves students living in the general area of 8030 South to 8600 South and from 3075 West to 4000 West.  Terra Linda consists of strong families, in an active community, who support school programs and activities.

The goal for Terra Linda is to provide a risk-free environment that builds leaders, one child at a time through academic excellence in Language Arts, math, science, social studies and the fine arts.

  • General Information
  • Terra Linda is on a traditional school schedule that serves approximately 578 students.
  • The building opened in 1972, with some remodeling occurring in 2008.
  • Terra Linda has classrooms equipped with audio enhancement and digital projection systems, a computer lab, a laptop mobile lab, kiva, cafeteria, gym and media center.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 23 in first, second and third grades and 1 to 27 in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.  The actual class sizes vary.
  • A nutritious hot breakfast and lunch are prepared and served daily.
  • School Highlights
  • The faculty at Terra Linda includes 27 certified teachers.  Several teachers have advanced degrees and educational endorsements beyond their regular teaching certificate.
  • Resource teachers provide additional help to students with IEP’s in reading, writing and math.
  • A School Psychologist is available 2 ½ days a week to provide groups or individual counseling for students who have issues that are preventing them from being successful in the classroom
  • A Speech Pathologist is also available part time to provide speech therapy for those students who have been identified.
  • Teachers collaborate in Professional Learning Communities to ensure that all students are learning and being challenged.
  • The curriculum meets or exceeds all district and state requirements.  Teachers use the Balanced Literacy framework to teach reading and writing.  Math is taught using a combination of Investigations and the Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley curriculum.
  • Terra Linda Elementary is the 26th school in the nation to be sponsored by Panda Express for the implementation of The Leader in Me process into the curriculum.
  • Terra Linda is a recipient of the Beverley Taylor Sorensen Grant and has a full-time Drama Specialist who meets with every class for 45 minutes per week.
  • Terra Linda has a school choir for students in grades K-6 that meets on Tuesdays and Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the GYM.  There is also a band class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. for students in the 4th, 5th or 6th grades.
  • Terra Linda follows the Jordan School District Code of Conduct, Dress Code, Attendance and Discipline standards and policies.
  • The Terra Linda Student Leadership Council assists with school activities, daily announcements, running assemblies and service projects.
  • Terra Linda has an active PTA and School Community Council that assist with school activities and valuable input on important school issues.

School visitors and volunteers are always welcomed and encouraged at Terra Linda.  Volunteers are valuable in helping to support the educational process in the classroom.  We also have volunteers who are unable to come during the day, but are willing to support the teacher and PTA with work that can be accomplished in the evenings.  Every family that attends Terra Linda is encouraged to support their children by working closely with the classroom teachers.

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
73%
54%
75%
75%
2010-11
75%
77%
74%
79%
2011-12
64%
58%
71%
86%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
70%
56%
58%
57%
2010-11
75%
77%
74%
79%
2011-12
81%
72%
73%
77%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
78%
72%
77%
2010-11
73%
75%
67%
2011-12
80%
77%
80%

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
2.8
3.3
3.1
3.2
2.9
3.1
18.4
2010-11
3.5
3.8
3.8
3.9
3.4
4.0
22.4
2011-12
3.6
4.1
3.8
3.8
3.4
3.7
22.4

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

Boundary Description

West JordanBegin at 4800 W. and Old Bingham Highway; northeast along Old Bingham Highway (south side) to Bangerter Highway; north along Bangerter Highway (east side) to 8100 S.; east along 8100 S. (south side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal; south along the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (west side) to the D&RGW Railroad; southwest along the D&RGW Railroad (north side) to 3200 W.; south along 3200 W. (west side) to Virginia Pine Lane (8800 S.); west along Virgina Pine Lane (8800 S.) (both sides to Westvale Elem.) to the Utah Lake Distributing Canal; southwest along the Utah Lake Distributing Canal (west side) to 9000 S.; west along 9000 S. (north side) to 4000 W.; south along 4000 W. (west side) to Bingham Creek; southwest along Bingham Creek (north side) to the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (approx. 9400 S.); west along the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (north side) to 4800 W.; north along 4800 W. (both sides to Welby) to Old Bingham Highway.

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