Majestic Elementary is located about 15 miles south of Salt Lake City in West Jordan City. The school community is comprised of middle class suburban housing with some apartment complexes and a few commercial businesses. Majestic patrons are traditionally supportive and anxious to be involved in their children’s education.
The Majestic faculty is committed to helping students meet their educational potential. The school goal is to educate all students to high levels of academic performance and to teach each one responsible social behavior.
- Majestic Elementary serves 340 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Majestic also serves three preschool child development classes (approximately 95 students), one Title 1 preschool class (approximately 30 students), and 65 head start students for a total of approximately 530 students.
- The school, which opened in 1975, has had self-contained classrooms since 1996.
- School is in session 180 days a year on a standard nine-month calendar. The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. except on Fridays when students are dismissed at 1:40 p.m. to allow teachers time for planning.
- The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22.00 in first grade, 1 to 22.30 in second grade, 1 to 23.80 in third grade, and 1 to 25.90 in grades four, five and six. Actual class sizes vary.
- All teachers hold state teaching certificates.
- Several have master’s degrees and many have ESL endorsements.
- Majestic is committed to providing learning opportunities to students of all ability levels. In the primary grades, math is taught through a “hands-on” approach.
- Balanced literacy, guided reading and six traits of writing are used to help students broaden understanding.
- Teachers work cooperatively in teams to meet the needs of students.
- Teachers undergo formal evaluations on a regular basis to assure continuing professional development.
- Special programs that are available to qualifying students include Resource, Guidance, Title One, and Gifted/Talented.
- Students are expected to dress according to District standards and to attend school regularly.
- Good behavior is valued. Majestic students are expected to conform to school standards of conduct, treat the building and others with respect, to create a good learning atmosphere.
- The school has an excellent breakfast and lunch program. Free and reduced price lunches and breakfasts are available to qualifying students.
- Majestic is a walk-in school.
- School visitors are always welcome at Majestic. Visitors should check in at the office as they arrive.
- Majestic has an active PTA and School Community Council and other volunteers who provide hours of valuable service to the school each year.
- Each year our teachers attend hours of inservice to upgrade and enhance instructional skills.
- Several of our teachers have been recognized for outstanding classroom instruction.
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.
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.
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