Bingham High

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About Bingham High

Bingham High School is both old and new. The school, organized in early 1908, was originally located near Bingham Canyon to serve families from the mining towns of Bingham, Copperton, Lark and surrounding rural areas. Bingham High students were known as “The Miners” because of the importance of copper mining to the local economy.

high_bingham_logoToday, Bingham High is in a beautiful rural setting in South Jordan where the school serves a mix of rural and suburban students. The current Bingham High, built in 1975, is a two-level facility situated on a 42-acre campus. The school enjoys a clear view of the Salt Lake Valley and the mountain ranges to the east and the west. Bingham High enjoys the stability of long-standing school traditions. At the same time, the school is creating new traditions for a rapidly growing student body. Teachers at Bingham High work to meet students at their current ability levels and then, using a variety of teaching techniques, take each one as far forward academically as possible. The Bingham High goal is to prepare graduates who are capable of assuming productive roles in the community.

  • Bingham High has a student body approaching 2,400 sophomores, juniors and seniors. Enrollment will continue to grow rapidly for the next several years.
  • Teacher/pupil ratios are budgeted at 1 to 27.3 with actual class sizes varying according to the program.
  • Bingham High has a well-trained staff. Over half of the teachers hold master’s degrees.
  • Students must earn at least 27 credits, pass competency tests in basic skills and meet attendance requirements in order to graduate.
  • Approximately 20% of the junior and senior students enroll in one or more of the 23 Advanced Placement and/or 25 Concurrent Enrollment classes offered at Bingham.
  • Bingham High has Jordan District’s only agricultural animal lab.
  • Bingham High’s foreign language classes teach culture as well as language skills.
  • Students with special learning needs meet in self-contained units for academic instruction and also have opportunities to join with the regular student body for activities.
  • Bingham’s resource program includes special education services, educational evaluations, consultation with parents and teachers, and transition and individualized education plans.
  • Technology training is offered to students in all grades. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their technical skills through activity in vocational student organizations.
  • Bingham High students are expected to dress modestly in appropriate school attire and to attend classes regularly and punctually.
  • A nutritious hot lunch program is provided.
  • Transportation is an essential need for a rural high school. Bus service is provided for all students living two miles or more from school.
  • The school works cooperatively with the community through parent committees, cottage meetings, and PTA volunteer activities.
  • Adult visitors and community volunteers are always welcome at Bingham High.
  • A high number of Bingham High students earn university credit by passing advanced placement tests.
  • Bingham High athletic teams have earned well over a hundred state and regional championships.
  • Over the past 30 years, our debate team has wan 10 State Championships and 7 Second Place awards.
  • About 80% of our graduates plan to pursue higher education.
  • Our art department is ranked among the top three in Utah high schools.
  • Graduating students typically earn over $2,000,000 worth of scholarships.
  • Students in our vocational youth organizations have earned recognition in regional, state and national competition.
Student Achievement

SAGE
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.

Test Subject 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Language Arts 50.5% 42.2% 38.2% 46.9%
Science 47.7% 44.7% 36.4% 35.6%
Mathematics 43.5% 43.8% 33.3% 35.6%

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.

Category 2017-18
Achievement 22
Growth 16
ELL Progress 4
Growth of the Lowest 25% 13
Postsecondary Readiness 59

American College Test (ACT)
The ACT includes testing in the areas of Math, Science, Reading and English. Scale scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and for the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Composite 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
School 21.3 21.2 20.7 22.0
District 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.6
State 20.2 20.2 20.3 20.4
National 21.0 20.8 21.0 20.8

Advanced Placement Test (AP)
Advanced Placement classes are college-level classes offered at the high school campus. Advanced Placement is a national program administered by the College Board. Many colleges and universities around the nation award credit based on scores from the AP Exams.

% Passing 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
School 81 68 75 81
District 71 67 66 70
State 67 66 68 68
National 57 58 60 58

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