Sunset Ridge Middle

Sunset Ridge Middle
About Sunset Ridge Middle

SRMS

Sunset Ridge Middle School is one of Jordan District’s newest middle schools, located in one of the fastest growing areas in the Salt Lake Valley. The school’s architectural design lends itself to an atmosphere of cooperative teaching and learning.  Administrators, teachers, community members and students come together in effort to provide students with educational and social experiences conducive to meeting and mastering basic skills essential to productive living and good citizenship.

  • The school is implementing research based practices that best meet the needs of students in the middle grades.
  • Teachers work collaboratively to create educational experiences that are rigorous and relevant.
  • The school focuses on being academically excellent, socially equitable and developmentally responsive.
  • Sunset Ridge currently serves 1400 students in grades seven, eight and nine.
  • School is in session for 180 days a year on a traditional nine-month 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 faculty includes a mix of veteran and new educators.  All are state approved and well prepared in their teaching fields.  Both teachers and administrators undergo formal evaluations on a regular basis.  The standards of excellence are high throughout the faculty and staff
  • A full resource team, school psychologist, counselors, and teachers are on staff to serve students with special needs.
  • Students are expected to attend classes regularly and to comply with the school’s Code of Conduct.  A computer tracking system helps monitor attendance.
  • Character education and excellence programs encourage students to do their best by rewarding academic achievement, good citizenship, exemplary attitudes, exceptional effort, and improvement.
  • Hot lunches and breakfasts are provided daily.
  • School volunteers are an important asset to our school.  Visitors are always welcome. Please check in at the main office for a visitor’s pass before going to classes or moving through the building.
  • Parents and students have 24-hour access to current grades and attendance through Skyward grading program.
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
79%
86%
81%
72%
N/A 
83%
2010-11
76%
88%
84%
68%
N/A 
87%
2011-12
78%
89%
88%
81%
73%
N/A
Year
Algebra I
Algebra II
7th int. Science
8th Int. Science
Earth Systems
Biology
2009-10
67%
100%
66%
65%
67%
96%
2010-11
74%
79%
71%
68%
63%
92%
2011-12
55%
88%
68%
685
67%
95%

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
4.2
4.5
4.3
4.2
4.1
3.9
25.2
2010-11
3.4
3.9
3.6
3.7
3.6
3.4
21.6
2011-12
4.0
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.0
3.9
24.5

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

Boundary Description

MiddleBegin at the west county line and 6600 S.; east along 6600 S. (south side) to the D&RGW Railroad (approximately 4700 W.); south along the railroad (west side) to 7800 S.; west along 7800 S. (north side) to the utilities corridor (power poles and the Mountain View Corridor at approximately 5800 W.); south along the corridor (west side) to the New Bingham Hwy.; southwest along the New Bingham Hwy. (north side) to Hwy. U-111 and approximately 9600 S.; west along approximately 9600 S. (north side) to the west county line; north along the west county line (east side) to 6600 S.

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