Blackridge Elementary is located in the rapidly growing city of Herriman, and is home to over 1,000 students. Our Ravens are encouraged to SOAR by Seeking for success, Overcoming challenges, Achieving goals, and Reaching high. The Blackridge faculty is dedicated to helping students SOAR by giving them a well-rounded education, developing independent thinking, and fostering a love of learning in each student. Each week, teams of teachers participate in PLC meetings to discuss student growth, achievement, and share curriculum ideas, all while keeping the student in mind.
Blackridge is a Leader in Me school, and students are engaged in lessons each week that help them learn the seven habits of happy kids. Teachers integrate these traits and activities into every part of their curriculum, which helps the students become leaders in their classrooms, and in the community. In addition, the faculty at Blackridge has a STEM focus, and students participate in activities that are focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. Students often do coding on the computers, engineering projects, and hands-on science experiments, that help them make connections to STEM concepts in their everyday lives.
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 Board 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.
- 2014-15 SAGE Results for Blackridge Elementary
- 2015-16 SAGE Results for Blackridge Elementary
- 2016-17 SAGE Results for Blackridge Elementary
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.