Rosamond Elementary, located in Riverton City in south Salt Lake Valley, serves students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Rosamond enjoys support from a rural community interested in providing a healthy family environment and a small city interested in the Arts and varied recreational opportunities.
Rosamond maintains high standards of excellence which encourage students to reach for their highest academic potential. Teachers use a variety of strategies to meet individual learning needs and help students develop problem solving skills. Rosamond classrooms are stimulating, upbeat and positive.
- Rosamond serves over 800 students on a traditional calendar.
- The school opened in 1983 and was remodeled in 1997 to provide self-contained classroom space.
- The pupil/teacher ratio is 1 to 22.30 in first grade, 1 to 23.10 in second grade, 1 to 24.60 in third grade, and 1 to 26.70 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
- Rosamond has a number of faculty members who hold advanced degrees and endorsements such as ESL and Gifted and Talented.
- Teachers are evaluated annually.
- The curriculum meets or exceeds District and state standards.
- Teachers work in teams so that all of the students in the grade may benefit from each teacher’s special skill in foreign language, science, technology, music, physical education, etc.
- Rosamond students are expected to dress modestly and treat others with respect.
- Parents are asked to call the school if their child is going to be absent.
- Hot lunch and breakfast programs are provided daily.
- Students who live 1.5 miles or more away from school receive bus service.
- A school lab of 35 computers is available for student use. All students have computer instruction once a week. Mobile Labs and AlphaSmarts are also available for student use.
- Rosamond participates in a BYU Partnership which benefits students, teachers, and the community. This program provides current research and professional development.
- Visitors are always welcome and asked to check in at the office upon arrival. School tours may be arranged upon request.
- We have an active PTA, School Community Council, and Volunteer Program.
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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