South Hills Middle

South Hills Middle
About South Hills Middle

South Hills Middle School serves students of varied economic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Located in the rapidly growing city of Riverton, the school’s spacious building and well groomed campus are assets to the community. South Hills Middle School is a traditional story design featuring self-contained classrooms, shop and home economics areas, choral and band rooms, media center, auditorium, gymnasium, and office suite. The commodious building dates from 1998 and offers many amenities not included in Jordan District’s older middle schools.

LogoThe South Hills faculty is highly respected for the standards of excellence which the school maintains and for the respect and courtesy which are extended to all.

  • The school serves some 1,300 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 27.00 in grade 9, but actual class sizes vary.
  • The 56-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 behavioral handicaps and learning disorders 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 access to a beautiful media center.
  • 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.
  • An “Excellence 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 South Hills Middle School students live within walking distance,
    bus service is provided for any who live two miles or more away from school.
  • School volunteers are an important asset to the school. Volunteerism is
  • 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 South Hills Middle School.
Student Achievement

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 Office 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 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.

Boundary Description

Begin at 12600 S. and Mountain View Corridor; east along 12600 S. (south side) to the Herriman City line (approx. 4550 W.); north along the Herriman City line (east side) to 11800 S.; east along 11800 S. (south side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (approx. 2350 W.); south along the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (west side) to approx. 12200 S.; west along approx. 12200 S. (north side) to the Utah Lake Distributing Canal (approx. 3300 W.); south along the Utah Lake Distributing Canal (west side) to 13400 S.; east along 13400 S. (south side) to 2700 W.; south along 2700 W. (west side) to Bangerter Hwy.; east along Bangerter Hwy. (south side) to the Bluffdale City line (approx. 800 W.); southeast along the Bluffdale City line (west side) to the I-15 Frwy.; south along the I-15 Frwy. (west side) to the south county line; west along the south county line (north side) to the D&RGW Railroad; northwest along the D&RGW Railroad (east side) to Mountain View Corridor; north along Mountain View Corridor (east side) to 12600 S.