- Principal: Suzanne Williams
- Assistant Principal: Janae Young (Intern)
- Address: 11189 S Willow Walk Drive, South Jordan, UT 84009
- Phone: 801-567-8960
- Mascot: Alligators
- School Colors: Green & Gold
- Home Page: aspen.jordandistrict.org
- Student Achievement
- Boundary Map
Aspen Elementary is located in the Daybreak community in South Jordan. Construction of the school was completed in July, 2021 and we welcomed our new students in August. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a safe place for students to learn and grow. We work closely with the community to build positive relationships. The school serves approximately 550 students on a traditional school calendar. Nutritious hot breakfasts and lunches are prepared and served daily. Bus service is provided for students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school.
- School Highlights
- Our staff includes over 20 certified teachers with several teachers having earned advanced degrees and educational endorsements beyond the regular teaching certificate.
- Aspen Elementary School is a Professional Learning Community where teachers work collaboratively in teams to meet individual student learning needs by providing additional support, intervention, and enrichment.
- Instruction in each grade follows the Utah State Core Standards.
- The Second Step Program is taught to all students to reinforce social emotional skills. This program promotes self-regulation, emotion management, problem solving, and responsible decision-making.
- Blended learning is an important aspect of the school curriculum. Every student has a Chromebook that teachers utilize in their lessons, students then use them for research, writing, and to work with various software programs in core content areas.
- Daily rotations include PE, Library, STEM, and Art enrichment.
- Aspen Elementary is using Utah State Trust Land funds to improve reading and math skills through intense intervention and enrichment.
RISE is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3 (science in grade 4) in English language arts (ELA), math and science. RISE 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.
RISE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). The RISE assessment, together with the state’s suite of assessments in grades K-12, provide information to assist in determining students’ progress towards being prepared for college and careers upon completion of secondary school. Due to the school soft closure in March 2020, scores are not available for the 2019-20 school year.
School Accountability Report Cards
School Accountability Report Cards are issued for each public school once a year by the State of Utah. The 2017-18 school year marks the first report card under this new accountability system. Elementary and middle school report cards have four main grade categories: achievement, growth, English learner progress, and growth of the lowest 25%. High schools have one additional grade category entitled postsecondary readiness. For the 2017-18 school year, achievement and growth scores are calculated from the statewide end-of-year SAGE assessment. In future years, achievement and growth was calculated from the new Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment. (RISE) assessment for grades 3-8 and the Utah Aspire Plus assessment for grades 9-10. The English learner progress category score is calculated from the annual administration of the WIDA test, which assesses students’ language proficiency in English. For high schools, the postsecondary readiness score is calculated from 11th grade performance on the ACT, advanced coursework performance, and graduation rates. The state’s School Accountability Report Cards are intended to inform educators, parents, and community stakeholders about school performance as they work collaboratively to improve student outcomes. Due to the school soft closure in March 2020, scores are not available for the 2019-20 and the 2020-21 school years.
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