Westland Elementary

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About Westland Elementary

Westland Elementary, located in West Jordan City, is committed to educating students to the highest levels of academic performance as well as promoting social and emotional growth. Teachers are dedicated to providing a nurturing learning environment wherein students can progress to their full potential. Parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their student’s education and are always welcome in the school. State law requires that all visitors check in at the office before visiting classrooms.

  • LogoWestland was originally constructed in a flexible open space design and opened its’ doors in 1972. In 1996 the building was remodeled and walls were added creating a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere for learning.
  • The school operates on a traditional calendar and students attend from the end of August to the first week in June.
  • The pupil to teacher ratio is 1 to 22.3 in first grade, 1 to 23.1 in second grade, 1 to 24.6 in third grade, and 1 to 26.7 in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The actual class size varies.
  • Westland is committed to teaching the Utah CORE curriculum integrated into the Balanced Literacy framework.
  • The computer lab provides quality technology training. Three classroom sets of AlphaSmarts are also available for teaching keyboarding.
  • Westland serves as a magnet school in the Northwest Area of the District for the Accelerated Learning Program (ALPS). Approximately 160 children are enrolled in ALPS grades one – six.
  • Special services are offered through resource classes, speech and language, and guidance counseling.
  • A quality “5-Star” lunch is served daily. Free and reduced lunches are available to students who qualify and breakfast is offered daily.
  • Each day begins with a greeting and announcements by our Student Council representatives.
  • Student Council, a service organization, promotes a recycling project, food drive, and other charity causes.
  • Westland has a junior and senior chorus. They perform two times each year. We also have an orchestra program.
  • Thirty six percent of our teachers have Masters degrees. They also spend many hours in professional development and graduate level courses to stay abreast of new research-based teaching practices.
  • Westland serves 650 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
81%
82%
75%
70%
2010-11
76%
83%
76%
82%
2011-12
84%
81%
85%
83%
Year
4th Science
5th Lang. Arts
5th Math
5th Science
2009-10
64%
82%
75%
72%
2010-11
66%
74%
75%
74%
2011-12
77%
77%
77%
73%
Year
6th Lang. Arts
6th Math
6th Science
2009-10
72%
69%
72%
2010-11
86%
82%
78%
2011-12
74%
70%
66%

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
3.4
3.3
3.4
3.0
3.3
19.5
2010-11
3.1
3.5
3.4
3.5
3.1
3.4
20.0
2011-12
3.1
3.6
3.2
3.4
3.1
3.2
19.6

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

Boundary Description

West JordanBegin at 3400 W. and 6600 S.; east along 6600 S. (south side) to 2700 W.; south along 2700 W. (west side) to 7800 S.; west along 7800 S. (north side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (2900 W.); north along the canal (east side) to 7000 S.; west along 7000 S. (north side) to 3400 W.; north along 3400 W. (east side) to 6600 S. View school area elementary boundary map