Elk Ridge Middle

Building
About Elk Ridge Middle

Elk Ridge Middle School is located in South Jordan, Utah. South Jordan is a sprawling suburb of Salt Lake City, which offers its residence a clean, safe, well-planned community.

The mission of Elk Ridge Middle is to provide a rigorous academic environment, while providing a social and emotional atmosphere that promotes lifelong learning and character guidance.

  • LogoThe three main goals of our school are to instill: a commitment to learn, confidence to succeed, and courage to make a difference.
  • The school serves approximately 1400 students in grades seven, eight and nine.
  • Elk Ridge Middle, which opened in 1994, is an attractive, modern building featuring clusters of 4 classroom areas. The building is completely accessible to handicapped students and provides a very pleasant air-conditioned climate for students to learn.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 26.30 in Grades 7 and 8 and 1 to 27.00 in Grade 9, but actual class sizes vary.
  • All staff members are certified to teach in their assigned area of expertise. Teachers and administrators are evaluated on a regular basis.
  • The curriculum follows guidelines set by Jordan District and the Utah State Board of Education. In addition to basic subjects, students are offered a variety of classes in music, art, career and technical education and foreign language.
  • A qualified staff provides resource education for students who require a more individualized program of study.
  • A gifted education/honors program is provided for students who meet strict academic criteria.
  • Students are expected to maintain dress, attendance and discipline standards.
  • A hot lunch is provided daily. Students are offered a choice of two menus.
  • Bus service is provided for students who live more than 2 miles from school. In addition, special bus service is also provided for students living along a hazardous walking route.
  • An active PTSA and School Community Group give continuous input regarding community needs and concerns. Both groups meet regularly.
  • Community volunteers are always welcome. Volunteers provide a variety of support services to the school.
  • Parents may visit the school at any time. All visitors are required to check in at the main office upon arrival. Visits from students who are enrolled in other schools are not encouraged.
  • Our school maintains a monthly program to honor students who exhibit good citizenship skills and who strive to do their best academically. Student of the day and several reward programs encourage the students of Elk Ridge to strive for excellence.
  • Our school encourages student involvement and provides many opportunities for students to develop leadership ability.
  • Our school participates in science fairs, model UN, instrumental and vocal festivals, Math Counts, and MESA math program, and supports a variety of other activities to promote student growth, interest and talent.
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
7th Lang. Arts
8th Lang. Arts
9th Lang. Arts
7th Math
8th Math
Geometry
2009-10
83%
83%
85%
76%
N/A
91%
2010-11
83%
92%
91%
72%
N/A
95%
2011-12
88%
90%
90%
89%
81%
N/A
Year
Algebra I
Algebra II
7th Int. Science
8th Int. Science
Earth Systems
Biology
2009-10
72%
98%
72%
78%
80%
97%
2010-11
78%
100%
69%
77%
77%
97%
2011-12
67%
100%
82%
77%
81%
98%

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 8 – Average Points Earned
Year
Ideas / Content
Organization
Voice
Word Choice
Sentence Fluency
Conventions
Composite
2009-10
3.1
3.7
3.4
3.5
3.3
3.1
20.1
2010-11
3.3
3.8
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.4
21.2
2011-12
3.5
3.9
3.7
3.8
3.7
3.5
22.1

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

Boundary Description

Begin at 10200 S. and Old Bingham Hwy. (approx. 6000 W.); northeast along Old Bingham Hwy. (south side) to 9000 S.; east along 9000 S. (south side) to 3200 W.; south along 3200 W. (west side) to 11400 S.; west along 11400 S. (north side) to 4000 W.; north along 4000 W. (east side) to the dry creek bed (approx.10945 S.); northwest along the dry creek bed (west of Walnut Canyon Ln., east side) to approx.10200 S. and approx. 4335 W.; west along approx. 10200 S. (north side) to Old Bingham Hwy. (approx. 6000 W.)