Bingham High

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  • Principal: Christen Richards-Khong
  • Assistant Principals: Thomas Gatten, Michael Hughes, Richard Price, Janilee Taylor
  • Address: 2160 W. Miners Mile (10400 S.) South Jordan, UT 84095
  • Phone: 801-256-5100 Fax: 801-256-5151
  • Mascot: Miners
  • School Colors: Blue & White
  • Home Page: www.binghamminers.org
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About Bingham High

Bingham High School is both old and new. The school, organized in early 1908, was originally located near Bingham Canyon to serve families from the mining towns of Bingham, Copperton, Lark and surrounding rural areas. Bingham High students were known as “The Miners” because of the importance of copper mining to the local economy.

LogoToday, Bingham High is in a beautiful rural setting in South Jordan where the school serves a mix of rural and suburban students. The current Bingham High, built in 1975, is a two-level facility situated on a 42-acre campus. The school enjoys a clear view of the Salt Lake Valley and the mountain ranges to the east and the west. Bingham High enjoys the stability of long-standing school traditions. At the same time, the school is creating new traditions for a rapidly growing student body. Teachers at Bingham High work to meet students at their current ability levels and then, using a variety of teaching techniques, take each one as far forward academically as possible. The Bingham High goal is to prepare graduates who are capable of assuming productive roles in the community.

  • Bingham High has a student body approaching 2,400 sophomores, juniors and seniors. Enrollment will continue to grow rapidly for the next several years.
  • Teacher/pupil ratios are budgeted at 1 to 27.3 with actual class sizes varying according to the program.
  • Bingham High has a well-trained staff. Over half of the teachers hold master’s degrees.
  • Students must earn at least 27 credits, pass competency tests in basic skills and meet attendance requirements in order to graduate.
  • Approximately 20% of the junior and senior students enroll in one or more of the 23 Advanced Placement and/or 25 Concurrent Enrollment classes offered at Bingham.
  • Bingham High has Jordan District’s only agricultural animal lab.
  • Bingham High’s foreign language classes teach culture as well as language skills.
  • Students with special learning needs meet in self-contained units for academic instruction and also have opportunities to join with the regular student body for activities.
  • Bingham’s resource program includes special education services, educational evaluations, consultation with parents and teachers, and transition and individualized education plans.
  • Technology training is offered to students in all grades. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills through activity in vocational student organizations.
  • Bingham High students are expected to dress modestly in appropriate school attire and to attend classes regularly and punctually.
  • A nutritious hot lunch program is provided.
  • Transportation is an essential need for a rural high school. Bus service is provided for all students living two miles or more from school.
  • The school works cooperatively with the community through parent committees, cottage meetings, and PTA volunteer activities.
  • Adult visitors and community volunteers are always welcome at Bingham High.
  • A high number of Bingham High students earn university credit by passing advanced placement tests.
  • Bingham High athletic teams have earned well over a hundred state and regional championships.
  • Over the past 30 years, our debate team has wan 10 State Championships and 7 Second Place awards.
  • About 80% of our graduates plan to pursue higher education.
  • Our art department is ranked among the top three in Utah high schools.
  • Graduating students typically earn over $2,000,000 worth of scholarships.
  • Students in our vocational youth organizations have earned recognition in regional, state and national competition.
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.

American College Test (ACT)
The ACT includes testing in the areas of Math, Science, Reading and English. Scale scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and for the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Year
School
Composite
District
Composite
Utah
Composite
National
Composite
2009-10
22.5
21.8
21.8
21.0
2010-11
22.4
21.8
21.8
21.1
2011-12
21.4
20.1
20.7
21.1

Advanced Placement Test (AP)
Advanced Placement classes are college-level classes offered at the high school campus. Advanced Placement is a national program administered by the College Board. Many colleges and universities around the nation award credit based on scores from the AP Exams.

Year
School
% Passing
District
% Passing
State
% Passing
Nation
% Passing
2009-10
83
67
67
58
2010-11
76
68 69 60
2011-12
77
68 68 59
Boundary Description

HighBegin at 10200 S. and Old Bingham Highway (OBH) at approx. 6000 W.; northeast along the OBH (south side) to the West Jordan/South Jordan City line, (approx. 9400 S.); east along the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (south side) to 1300 W.; continuing east along the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to the South Jordan City line (approx. 9815 S.); east along South Jordan City line (south side) to the FrontRunner rail line (approx 300 W.); south along the FrontRunner line (west side) to 10000 S.; east along 10000 S. (south side) to the Freeway I-15; south along the Freeway I-15 (west side) to 11400 S.; west along 11400 S. (north side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to the South Jordan/Riverton City line (approx 11745 S.); west along the South Jordan/Riverton City line (north side) to 1300 W; north along 1300 W. (east side) to the South Jordan/Riverton City line (approx. 11600 S.); southwest along the South Jordan/Riverton City line (approx 11695 S.) (north side) to 1700 W.; south along 1700 W. (west side) to 11800 S.; west along 11800 S. (north side) to 4000 W.; north along 4000 W. (east side) to South Jordan Parkway (10400 S.); west along South Jordan Pkwy. (north side) to Walnut Canyon Lane; northwest along Walnut Canyon Lane (both sides to Bingham) to 10200 S.; west along 10200 S. to the OBH at approx. 6000 W.

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