West Jordan High

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About West Jordan High

Since 1981, West Jordan High School has been the home of excellence and tradition.  Located in the heart of West Jordan City, it is the home of the Jaguars, 1,800 students representing a multitude of diversity.

West Jordan High Jaguar CrestThis comprehensive high school supports a wide array of options both in and out of school.  Academically, West Jordan offers Advanced Placement Courses and Concurrent Enrollment Courses, which can offer college credit, along with honors, technical and trade courses.  Our building houses functional Auto Mechanics, Auto Body and Paint, and Diesel Mechanics workshops, a working Pre-School and a restaurant, all preparing students for careers after high school.

For years, West Jordan has been the home of a robust Performing Arts Department.  Choir, both Band and Orchestra, Dance and Theater programs offer opportunities for a wide variety of students to perform and discover their talents in many productions and concerts throughout the year.

The Jaguars are competitive on the playing field as well, with a variety of sports teams who have won region and state championships.  Our teams are known for their sportsmanship and their work ethic as coaches teach their charges to succeed not only in their sport, but in life as well.

West Jordan is proud to offer extra-curricular clubs and activities that help students enjoy being teens, but prepare them to be contributing adults as well.  Students may participate in school publications, debate, business and trade organizations, or student-sponsored clubs that serve the school and community.

West Jordan students are particularly proud of our fund-raising efforts during our charity season, M.A.D. Jags, during which teams of students representing all areas of the school go out to serve the community while collecting donations for a worthy charity.

Our administration, faculty and staff are dedicated professionals, educated and trained in their specialties and dedicated to providing a successful high school experience to every student.

West Jordan High School is proud to be a vital part of the West Jordan Community.  It’s always a Great Day to be a Jaguar!

Student Achievement

SAGE
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.

PACE
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.

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
2013-14
18.8
20.3
20.8
21.0
2014-15
18.2
20.2
20.2
21.0
2015-16
18.2
20.3
20.3
20.8
2016-17 18.5 20.4 20.3 21.0
2017-18 18.4 20.6 20.4 20.8

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
2013-14
54
71
68
61
2014-15
54
71
67
57
2015-16
47
67
66
58
2016-17
 46  66  68
60
2017-18
47 70 68
58
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