Westvale Elementary, located in a growing area of West Jordan City, serves a diverse socioeconomic community. The school offers a strong academic program coupled with rich extracurricular experiences to help students gain a good foundation in basic skills as well as develop a sound social and emotional foundation.
- Westvale Elementary serves about 700 students in grades K-6.
- The school uses a Traditional year calendar.
- The pupil/teacher ration is 1 to 23 in first, second and third grade, and 1 to 26.5 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
- The building, which opened in 1967, is an attractive design featuring self-contained classrooms. Westvale has received extensive remodeling bringing it up to current state standards.
- The curriculum follows State and District guidelines, and meets all requirements for elementary students.
- All teachers have state certification, and many are working toward advanced university degrees and endorsements.
- Teachers in each grade level work as a team to meet the needs of all of the students in the grade.
- All staff members are formally evaluated on a regular basis to assure quality education in the classroom.
- Opportunities are growing for all students to train with computers.
- Special education services are provided for students with learning disabilities and speech, visual, hearing, language and behavioral handicaps.
- Bus service is provided for all students who live 1-1/2 miles or more from school. About 40 percent of our students qualify to ride.
- A nutritious hot lunch is prepared each day in the school cafeteria. The student price is $1.75 per lunch. Westvale Elementary also serves breakfast each morning. The student price is $.80 per breakfast. Free and reduced price breakfasts and lunches are available to qualifying students.
- An active PTA, School Community Group, and Parent Volunteer Program give parents many opportunities to be involved at school.
- Visitors are always welcome at Westvale. State law requires that all visitors first check in at the office before visiting classrooms.
- Our teachers create an exciting, motivating learning environment in the their classrooms.
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 was 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 and the 2020-21 school years.
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