Daybreak Elementary is found in the Kennecott Land Development Community located near the Oquirrh Mountains. This school serves students from kindergarten to sixth grade who live in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley. Daybreak Elementary is a modernized school offering a combination of community enclosed classrooms and the latest technology. We have a unique partnership with Kennecott and the University of Utah in which we have a culture of inquiry and collaboration. Our school’s focus is Literacy, Writing and Language Arts. In partnership with Kennecott, we have access to a large fitness recreational center. This enables our teachers to promote physical fitness and well-being.
- Daybreak serves about 1100 students.
- Students are expected to develop academically and in personal responsibility by 1) being at school and being on time, 2) working to the best of their ability, 3) obeying school rules, and 4) showing courtesy and respect.
- The Daybreak Elementary faculty has a wide range of backgrounds and talents. They provide a caring and strong academic program for our students.
- Teachers collaborate in teams and plan together to provide students with a maximum of learning opportunities.
- Certified resource teachers, a speech pathologist, and guidance counselor are available to our special needs students.
- Our literacy specialist and reading teachers provide students with extra help in reading and comprehension while providing support for the teachers.
- A hot lunch is provided each day. Students have a choice from two different menu options.
- Daybreak Elementary has a School Community Council comprised of neighborhood representatives, teachers and the principal. The group helps plan school wide projects and gives input on vital school issues. Meetings are held once a month.
- The PTA is actively helping our students succeed in school. PTA volunteers spend many extra hours to help provide many enrichment activities to make our school a success.
- Technology education plays an active role in our students learning. Our school has two portable computer labs available to teach keyboarding skills, word processing skills, and Internet researching skills along with supporting software in language arts and math.
- Daybreak Elementary has a before-school choir program available to our students.
- The Student Council gives our student leaders an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and communication skills as they meet to build school pride and serve others.
- School visitors are welcome and asked to check in at the office upon arrival.
In 2018-19, the name for the statewide grades 3-8 assessment was changed from SAGE to RISE (Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment). In all other aspects, the assessment remains the same. 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 will be 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 school year.
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