Herriman Elementary

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About Herriman Elementary

Herriman Hawk EmblemMission
Herriman Hawks are lifelong learners and leaders who never give up, encourage others, and do our best!

Vision
We will empower students to succeed in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. Our community of teachers, staff, students, parents, administrators, and business partners work together to create an academic, physical, emotional, and social atmosphere where everyone can learn and respect one another. Together, We Are More!!

School Demographics

Herriman Elementary School serves approximately 880 students in grades K-6 on a traditional school schedule.  The school opened in July 1999.

Technology

As part of Herriman Elementary’s focus on technology, we have 57 desktop computers in two computer labs, two mobile carts with 25 laptops in each and three mobile I-Pad carts with 30 I-Pads in each cart.  Third grade also has a cart of iMacs to assist with their keyboarding skills.  Teachers use these computers and I-pads to enhance student instruction and student learning in their classrooms.

  • School Highlights
  • The faculty at Herriman Elementary includes 36 certified teachers.  Several teachers have advanced degrees and educational endorsements beyond their regular teaching certificate. They are evaluated regularly to maintain high quality instruction.  Teachers continually participate in professional development courses to improve instructional skills.
  • Instruction in each grade follows the Utah State Core Standards.
    • Resource teachers provide additional help to students with IEP’s in reading, writing, and math.
    • A School Psychologist is available 2 ½ days a week to provide groups or individual counseling for students who have issues that are preventing them from being successful in the classroom
    • A Speech Pathologist is also available part time to provide speech therapy for those students who have been identified.
  • Spanish dual immersion is currently offered in grades 1-4.  Dual language immersion provides a rich bilingual experience for young learners.  Students develop the ability to speak, read, write, and understand the Spanish language and culture.
  • Herriman Elementary is a Professional Learning Community where teachers work collaboratively in teams to meet individual student learning needs by providing additional support, intervention, and enrichment.
  • Herriman Elementary is a “Leader In Me” school that teaches leadership principles to students.  The 7 Habits of Happy Kids are embedded in classroom instruction.
  • Students are given opportunities to develop leadership skills in their classrooms and in school-wide leadership roles.
  • Herriman Elementary’s School Community Council is 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 four times a year.
  • 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.
  • Herriman Elementary follows the Jordan School District Dress Code standards that require clean, neat, modest clothing.
  • Safety and student responsibility are among our top priorities.  If serious problems arise, parents, the student, the classroom teacher, the school counselor, and the administration work as a team to find the best solution to ensure the student’s success.
  • Nutritious, well-balanced lunches are served each day and healthy eating is encouraged.
  • Bus service is provided for all students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school.

Visitors are always welcome at Herriman Elementary.  For safety purposes Utah State Law requires all visitors to sign in at the office prior to conducting business in the school. The Herriman staff is happy to assist visitors and eager to help new students feel at home.

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 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.

Test Subject 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Language Arts 51.3% 39.3% 37.7% 44.0%
Science 52.0% 44.7% 33.6% 41.9%
Mathematics 40.7% 30.5% 25.2% 33.9%

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.

Category 2017-18
Achievement 30
Growth 30
ELL Progress 5
Growth of the Lowest 25% 17
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