Midas Creek Elementary is located in northwest Riverton City on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. The school’s mission is twofold, to maximize every child’s capacity as a learner, and to maintain a kind, happy, positive, and nurturing environment for children. To help assure each child’s success, Midas Creek Elementary has four areas of focus: Literacy & Numeracy, Differentiated Instruction, Gifted Education, and Arts Integration.
Faculty and staff at Midas Creek Elementary value childhood, compromise, effort, fairness, family, happiness, humor, kindness, learning, organization, parents, policy, professionalism, progress, quality, safety, and stewardship.
Midas Creek parents are encouraged to be involved in school. Teachers communicate regularly with parents through home contacts and parent/teacher conferences.
- Midas Creek Elementary serves 950 students.
- Midas Creek Elementary was completed in July 2007. The library/media center is located in the middle of each classroom cluster. Classrooms are arranged to encourage interaction among teachers and can be reassigned by grade as the student population fluctuates.
- The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 23 in first and second grades, 1 to 25 in third grade, 1 to 26 in fourth grades, 1 to 30 in fifth grade, and 1 to 24 in sixth grade. The actual class sizes vary.
- The Midas Creek staff is well qualified. Teachers hail from many different states with a variety of backgrounds and specialty training.
- Teachers work in collaborative teams in order to give students access to the best talents of each teacher.
- The curriculum follows state and District guidelines and meets or exceeds all elementary requirements.
- Midas Creek students are expected to follow a Code of Conduct for Responsible Citizens which spells out expectations for behavior.
- Resource teachers give special help to students who are behind in math or reading.
- A guidance specialist is available to provide group or individual counseling. Speech therapy is also provided for students as necessary.
- Midas Creek students have the opportunity to use computers as part of their regular curriculum.
- The school benefits from a supportive, cooperative parent group. PTA officers and parent volunteers provide hours of service to the school each week.
- Well-balanced meals are provided daily through the school’s hot lunch program. Reduced rate or free lunches are available to students in need.
- Bus service is provided for students who live 1-1/2 miles or more from school. About 25 percent of Midas Creek students ride the bus each day.
- Midas Creek Elementary is striving to meet the needs of accelerated students. Problem solving and higher level thinking skills are introduced in every classroom, and teachers modify instruction as needed to meet the needs of each student.
- Midas Creek is using Utah State Trust Lands grant funds to improve reading skills.
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 Midas Creek Elementary
- 2015-16 SAGE Results for Midas Creek Elementary
- 2016-17 SAGE Results for Midas Creek 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.