Fort Herriman Middle

Fort Herriman Middle
About Fort Herriman Middle

Fort Herriman Middle School serves students of varied economic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Located in one of the fastest growing areas of the Salt Lake Valley, in the city of Herriman, the school’s spacious building and well-groomed campus are assets to the community. Fort Herriman Middle is a modern two-story design featuring self-contained classrooms located around a central meeting area designed for cooperative learning, Futuristic Technology Lab, Prototype Shop, Foods Lab, Sewing Lab, Business Computer Lab, Vocal and Instrumental Music rooms, Library/Media Center, Auditorium, Gymnasium with a second level indoor track, Dance Studio, Fitness Room, and office suite. The show-case middle school was completed in the summer of 2005 and offers many amenities not included in Jordan District’s older middle schools such as a full wireless network, state-of-the-art multimedia presentation stations in every classroom, a wireless microphone system for each teacher, seven electronic whiteboards, three, 40 laptop mobile computer labs, and five, 40 station desktop computer labs. The Fort Herriman faculty is highly respected for the standards of excellence that the school maintains and for the respect and courtesy that are extended to all.  Fort Herriman Middle has adopted and works toward a professional learning communities model with student learning as its primary focus.  Interdisciplinary teaming allows teachers to meet the needs of individual students.  We stress character development, continuous learning, critical thinking and communication at Fort Herriman.  Fort Herriman Middle has been recognized by the National Council PTSA for its efforts to increase parental involvement in the school.  Fort Herriman has also just completed its accreditation process receiving the highest performance review allowed by the Utah State Office of Education.

  • The school serves some 1,250 students in grades seven, eight and nine.
  • Students attend school on a regular nine-month, 180-day calendar with the summers off.
  • The curriculum meets or exceeds District and state core curriculum standards and includes a wide range of required and elective courses.
  • The pupil/teacher ratio is 1 to 26.30 in grades 7 and 8 and 1 to 27 in grade 9, but actual class sizes vary.
  • The 50-member faculty includes a mix of veteran and new educators. All are state certificated and well prepared in their teaching fields. Both teachers and administrators undergo formal evaluations on a regular basis.
  • A full resource team, school psychologist, counselors, and teachers for students with cognitive and emotional concerns are on staff to serve students with special needs.
  • Computer science classes and a specially equipped computer classroom provide students with opportunities for technology training.
  • Students have separate computer accounts accessible at any computer located throughout the school.
  • Students are expected to attend classes regularly and to comply with the school’s dress code. A computer tracking system helps monitor attendance. Staff members work closely with any student who has problems.
  • Our UBI program encourages students to do their best by rewarding academic achievement, good citizenship, exemplary attitudes, exceptional effort, etc.
  • Nutritious hot lunches are provided daily.
  • Although most Fort Herriman Middle students live within walking distance, bus service is provided for any who live two miles or more away from school.
  • Visitors are always welcome and asked to stop by the office for a visitor’s pass before going to classes or moving through the building.
  • Our school-wide excellence program and computerized discipline program assure recognition for exemplary students and immediate help for students experiencing problems
  • Our school visitors frequently comment on the high standards of courtesy and respect they encounter at Fort Herriman Middle School.
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
90%
86%
88%
89%
N/A 
85%
2010-11
87%
95%
92%
89%
N/A 
95%
2011-12
87%
94%
96%
91%
82%
N/A
Year
Algebra I
Algebra II
7th Int. Science
8th Int. Science
Earth Systems
Biology
2009-10
62%
86%
88%
78%
80%
100%
2010-11
78%
83%
79%
87%
81%
99%
2011-12
65%
91%
83%
86%
82%
100%

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
3.3
3.9
3.5
3.6
3.4
3.3
21.0
2010-11
3.1
3.8
3.5
3.6
3.4
3.2
20.6
2011-12
3.8
4.2
4.0
3.9
3.9
3.8
23.6

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

Boundary Description

Begin at the west county line and Butterfield Canyon Rd.; northeast along Butterfield Canyon Rd. (south side) to U-111; north along U-111 (east side) to the Butterfield Creek (approx. 12900 S.); east along the Butterfield Creek (south side) to Rose Canyon Rd.; south along Rose Canyon Rd. (west side) to 13400 S.; east along 13400 S. (south side) to Mountain View Corridor; south along Mountain View Corridor (west side) to the south county line; west along the south county line (north side) to the west county line; north along the west county line (east side) to Butterfield Canyon Rd.