West Jordan Middle

West Jordan Middle
About West Jordan Middle

West Jordan Middle School is a traditional two-story design built in 1958 and serves students of varied economic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds.   Located in the city of West Jordan, the school’s spacious building and well-groomed campus are assets to the community.

West Jordan Middle School provides a positive learning environment where students have every opportunity to achieve their academic potential without regard to race, sex, or religious preference.  The West Jordan Middle School faculty is highly respected for the standard of excellence that the school maintains and for their school wide expectations of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and SAFETY.

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West Jordan Middle School has a School Improvement Plan that is currently being implemented.  It is the goal of the West Jordan Middle School community to assist each student in becoming the following:

  • A Literate Communicator
  • A Resourceful Thinker
  • A Responsible Citizen
  • WJMS Highlights
  • The school serves approximately 950 Students
  • 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 27.30 in grade 9. However, the actual class size may vary.
  • The 45-member faculty includes a mix of veteran and new educators. All are state certificated and well prepared in their fields. Both teachers and administrators undergo formal evaluations on a regular basis.
  • A full resource team, school psychologist, counselors, and teachers are on staff to serve students with special needs.
  • Selected 9th grade honors classes are available to students who qualify through class performance and high scores on standardized achievement tests.
  • Our building has been updated with audio enhancement systems and projectors connected to teacher computers in every classroom. Computer Science classes and a specially equipped technology classroom provide students with opportunities for technology education. Our Math classes utilize smart boards and all teachers have access to document cameras and other updated technology.
  • West Jordan Middle School has 3 computer-equipped labs and 3 mobile netbook labs to assist students learning keyboarding, computer technology, research, and writing skills. In addition, Intel has provided a mobile lab for the areas of math and science.
  • Students have access to a lovely Media Center.
  • Students are expected to comply with the Jordan School District Dress Code.
  • Students are expected to attend classes regularly. A computer tracking system helps monitor attendance. Staff members work closely to ensure regular attendance patterns.
  • Character and excellence programs encourage students to do their best by rewarding academic achievement, good citizenship, exemplary attitudes, exceptional effort, and improvement.
  • Nutritious breakfasts ($1.00) and hot lunches ($2.00) are served daily.
  • Most West Jordan Middle School students live within walking distance; bus service is provided for any student who lives two miles or more from the school.
  • School volunteers are an important asset to the school. The Parent-Teacher-Student Association is a vital part of West Jordan Middle School. Volunteerism is encouraged. The school also has an active School Community Council.
  • 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.
  • Parents and students have 24-hour access to current grades and attendance with the school’s online student gradebook program. We have a West Jordan Middle School web site that is continually updated with information on school events, newsletters, calendars, teachers’ individual web pages, and links to faculty e-mail addresses.
  • School visitors often comment on the high standards of courtesy and respect they encounter at West Jordan Middle School.
Student Achievement

SAGE
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
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 the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (approx. 2800 W.) and approx. 6600 S.; east along approx. 6600 S. (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to approx. 9375 S. (West Jordan/South Jordan City line); west along the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (north side) to 1300 W.; south along 1300 W (west side) to 9400 S.; west along 9400 S. (north side) to 1700 W.; north along 1700 W. (east side) to 7800 S.; west along 7800 S. (north side) to 2700 W.; north along 2700 W. (east side) to approx. 7485 S.; west along approx. 7485 S. (north side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal; north along the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (east side) to approx. 6600 S.