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.

West Jordan Lions

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

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
77%
74%
83%
56%
N/A  
58%
2010-11
69%
89%
88%
65%
N/A 
61%
2011-12
74%
82%
85%
78%
52%
N/A
Year
Algebra I
Algebra II
7th Int. Science
8th Int. Science
Earth Systems
Biology
2009-10
39%
73%
64%
57%
58%
94%
2010-11
44%
86%
50%
56%
65%
99%
2011-12
48%
70%
49%
57%
655
93%

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
3.6
3.7
3.5
3.3
21.3
2010-11
3.5
4.0
3.7
3.8
3.7
3.4
22.1
2011-12
3.6
4.0
3.8
3.9
3.8
3.5
22.6

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

Boundary Description

MiddleBegin at the Utah-Salt Lake Canal (approx. 2800 W.) and 6600 S.; east along 6600 S. (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to 9400 S. and the West Jordan/South Jordan City line; west along the West Jordan/South Jordan City line (north side) to 9400 S. and 1300 W.; continuing 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 7485 S.; west along 7485 S. (north side) to the Utah-Salt Lake Canal; north along the canal (east side) to 6600 S.

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