West Jordan High

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About West Jordan High

West Jordan High School opened in 1981 and is located southwest of Salt Lake City. West Jordan High School’s campus sits on 50 acres of land and is a modern facility that meets the needs of today’s students and will continue to serve our students, staff, and community well into the future. The school’s 102 self-contained classrooms and numerous specialty areas house a comprehensive high school program.

WJHSThrough the combined efforts of teachers, students, parents and administrators, West Jordan High provides an atmosphere conducive to learning-a place where students share experiences, meet new friends, and develop a sense of belonging as they learn and grow. The school’s primary purpose is to help students master the basic skills which are essential to productive living and good citizenship.

  • Our school serves 1790 students. Enrollment is growing slowly, and growth in the area is expected to continue for another 10 years.
  • School is in session 180 days each year. Class periods are approximately 86 minutes each. Each class is held every other day on a rotating A-B block schedule.
  • Our curriculum meets or exceeds both District and state educational standards.
  • Our school is organized into 14 different educational departments, each headed by a faculty chairman.
  • One hundred percent of our teachers are assigned to classes in their major or minor fields.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 36, but actual class sizes vary.
  • Every teacher in the school is evaluated every 3 years using the Jordan Performance Appraisal System (JPAS).
  • Our school is fully accredited and meets the Northwest Accreditation class size standard of 220 or fewer students per teacher per day.
  • Our students are expected to attend class regularly and to dress according to District guidelines.
  • We offer nine different advanced placement programs, concurrent college courses, plus honors courses for our college-bound students.
  • Our school has five cluster programs for our special-needs students and a full resource program for students who need extra help.
  • Technical training is available in areas ranging from secretarial courses to computer science. Our students may also participate in advanced vocational training at the Jordan Applied Technical Center.
  • Hot lunches and breakfasts are provided daily.
  • Bus service is provided for all students who live two miles or more away from school.
  • We have active PTA and School Community Group organizations whose primary goals are to provide school support and increase community involvement in education.
  • School volunteers are an important asset to our school. (Volunteer help is always appreciated.)
  • School visitors are welcome. We ask that they stop by the office upon arrival. Students enrolled in other schools along the Wasatch Front may not visit during regular school hours.)
  • Ninety five percent of our seniors graduate.
  • Our school produces National Merit Scholar Finalists annually.
  • Our choirs are among the best in the state and have earned recognitions in California, New York, and Washington.
  • Our marching band, one of the outstanding bands in the state, has gained recognition in California, Nevada, and Idaho.
  • Our yearbook and student newspaper have received state and national commendations.
  • Our vocational youth clubs have experienced success at District, state, and national levels.
  • Our basketball, swimming, and wrestling teams rank in Utah’s top ten, and have repeatedly been in the finals in state 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
20.9
21.8
21.8
21.0
2010-11
20.6
21.8
21.8
21.1
2011-12
18.8
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
58
67
67
58
2010-11
61
68
69
60
2011-12
69
68
68
59
Boundary Description

Begin at approx. 4250 W. and approx. 6600 S.; east along approx. 6600 S. (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to approx. 9375 S. (West Jordan/South Jordan City line); west along the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (north side) to 1300 W.; south along 1300 W. (west side) to 9400 S.; west along 9400 S. (north side) to 4000 W.; north along 4000 W. (east side) to 7800 S.; northwest along the b of the airport property (east side) to approx. 4250 W. and approx. 6600 S.