- General Information:
- Oquirrh Elementary serves approximately 600 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
- Oquirrh originally opened its doors in 1979. Due to a fire in 1995, it was rebuilt and reopened in March 1996.
- Oquirrh classrooms are equipped with audio enhancement, a document camera, Apple TV, and a projector system. Chromebooks are also available for individual student use in each classroom.
- Oquirrh accesses federal Title I funds, which provide the school with additional resources and programs to meet student needs.
- Oquirrh offers a nutritious breakfast and lunch program each school day. Free or reduced priced meals are available to students who qualify.
- Oquirrh houses two types of special education self-contained support classrooms.
- Oquirrh students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school have access to district bussing services.
- School Highlights:
- Oquirrh is a Professional Learning Community where staff work collaboratively in teams to meet individual student learning needs by providing additional support, intervention, and enrichment.
- Oquirrh features a staff of highly-qualified teachers and education support professionals. Many staff members also have advanced degrees and endorsements beyond the required certifications. Staff members continually participate in professional development opportunities and are evaluated on a regular basis.
- Oquirrh’s staff is committed to providing students with a safe and nurturing learning environment. Students receive many opportunities to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The Utah State Core Standards are the foundation of classroom instruction.
- Oquirrh uses a program called Move This World, where students participate in daily exercises that teach social emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision making.
- Oquirrh features a fully-staffed Wellness Center, where all students can visit to proactively manage their emotions in positive and healthy ways.
- Oquirrh provides additional supports for students through a guidance counselor, a social worker, a speech and language pathologist, and special education staff.
- Oquirrh follows Jordan School District policies, including dress, attendance, and conduct standards.
- Community Involvement:
- Oquirrh has an active PTA that provides many hours of valuable service each year.
- Oquirrh’s School Community Council regularly meets and provides input on important school issues, including the use of our Utah School Land Trust fund.
- Oquirrh welcomes visitors and volunteers who have checked in at the main office.
- Oquirrh’s school community is dedicated to supporting families and providing high-quality educational experiences.
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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