- West Jordan Elementary opened in 1982 and serves 550 Students in grades K-6.
- West Jordan Elementary is a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, a designation that is achieved by fewer than 5% of the schools worldwide that have implemented the Leader in Me program.
- Our school houses three Special Education Support Classes, which provide specialized special ed services.
- All teachers participate on a regular basis in professional development activities.
- Students with special needs are served by a resource teacher, a speech pathologist, and a guidance specialist.
- Students’ successes are recognized through a recognition program called Principal’s Pride.
- West Jordan Elementary participates in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program.
- Students are expected to comply with district attendance, discipline and dress standards.
- West Jordan Elementary has a very effective PTA, which provides funding for a wide variety of student programs.
- Our school participates in the Ken Garff Road to Success Reading Program.
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 Board 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.
School Accountability Report Cards
School Accountability Report Cards are issued for each public school once a year by the State of Utah. The 2017-18 school year marks the first report card under this new accountability system. Elementary and middle school report cards have four main grade categories: achievement, growth, English learner progress, and growth of the lowest 25%. High schools have one additional grade category entitled postsecondary readiness. For the 2017-18 school year, achievement and growth scores are calculated from the statewide end-of-year SAGE assessment. In future years, achievement and growth will be calculated from the new Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment. (RISE) assessment for grades 3-8 and the Utah Aspire Plus assessment for grades 9-10. The English learner progress category score is calculated from the annual administration of the WIDA test, which assesses students’ language proficiency in English. For high schools, the postsecondary readiness score is calculated from 11th grade performance on the ACT, advanced coursework performance, and graduation rates. The state’s School Accountability Report Cards are intended to inform educators, parents, and community stakeholders about school performance as they work collaboratively to improve student outcomes.
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