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.
- The 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.
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 Elk Ridge Middle
- 2015-16 SAGE Results for Elk Ridge Middle
- 2016-17 SAGE Results for Elk Ridge Middle
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.