Westvale Elementary, located in a growing area of West Jordan City, serves a diverse socioeconomic community. The school offers a strong academic program coupled with rich extracurricular experiences to help students gain a good foundation in basic skills as well as develop a sound social and emotional foundation.
- Westvale Elementary serves about 700 students in grades K-6.
- The school uses a Traditional year calendar.
- The pupil/teacher ration is 1 to 23 in first, second and third grade, and 1 to 26.5 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
- The building, which opened in 1967, is an attractive design featuring self-contained classrooms. Westvale has received extensive remodeling bringing it up to current state standards.
- The curriculum follows State and District guidelines, and meets all requirements for elementary students.
- All teachers have state certification, and many are working toward advanced university degrees and endorsements.
- Teachers in each grade level work as a team to meet the needs of all of the students in the grade.
- All staff members are formally evaluated on a regular basis to assure quality education in the classroom.
- Opportunities are growing for all students to train with computers.
- Special education services are provided for students with learning disabilities and speech, visual, hearing, language and behavioral handicaps.
- Bus service is provided for all students who live 1-1/2 miles or more from school. About 40 percent of our students qualify to ride.
- A nutritious hot lunch is prepared each day in the school cafeteria. The student price is $1.75 per lunch. Westvale Elementary also serves breakfast each morning. The student price is $.80 per breakfast. Free and reduced price breakfasts and lunches are available to qualifying students.
- An active PTA, School Community Group, and Parent Volunteer Program give parents many opportunities to be involved at school.
- Visitors are always welcome at Westvale. State law requires that all visitors first check in at the office before visiting classrooms.
- Our teachers create an exciting, motivating learning environment in the their classrooms.
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.
- 2014-15 SAGE Results for Westvale Elementary
- 2015-16 SAGE Results for Westvale Elementary
- 2016-17 SAGE Results for Westvale Elementary
PACE is an acronym given to Utah’s 2013 ten-year education and economic development plan. The plan includes four main components: Prepare young learners, Access for all students, Complete certificates and degrees, and Economic success (PACE). PACE Accountability Reports provide information regarding a school’s progress towards achieving components of the Governor’s education and economic development plan.
In lower and middle grades, PACE Accountability Reports display information regarding kindergarten readiness and SAGE assessment results for grades 3, 6, and 8. At the high school level, SAGE reports include graduation rates, ACT results, and college credit earned concurrent enrollment, advanced placement (AP), career and technical education (CTE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.