West Jordan High

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About West Jordan High

Since 1981, West Jordan High School has been the home of excellence and tradition.  Located in the heart of West Jordan City, it is the home of the Jaguars, 1,800 students representing a multitude of diversity.

West Jordan High Jaguar CrestThis comprehensive high school supports a wide array of options both in and out of school.  Academically, West Jordan offers Advanced Placement Courses and Concurrent Enrollment Courses, which can offer college credit, along with honors, technical and trade courses.  Our building houses functional Auto Mechanics, Auto Body and Paint, and Diesel Mechanics workshops, a working Pre-School and a restaurant, all preparing students for careers after high school.

For years, West Jordan has been the home of a robust Performing Arts Department.  Choir, both Band and Orchestra, Dance and Theater programs offer opportunities for a wide variety of students to perform and discover their talents in many productions and concerts throughout the year.

The Jaguars are competitive on the playing field as well, with a variety of sports teams who have won region and state championships.  Our teams are known for their sportsmanship and their work ethic as coaches teach their charges to succeed not only in their sport, but in life as well.

West Jordan is proud to offer extra-curricular clubs and activities that help students enjoy being teens, but prepare them to be contributing adults as well.  Students may participate in school publications, debate, business and trade organizations, or student-sponsored clubs that serve the school and community.

West Jordan students are particularly proud of our fund-raising efforts during our charity season, M.A.D. Jags, during which teams of students representing all areas of the school go out to serve the community while collecting donations for a worthy charity.

Our administration, faculty and staff are dedicated professionals, educated and trained in their specialties and dedicated to providing a successful high school experience to every student.

West Jordan High School is proud to be a vital part of the West Jordan Community.  It’s always a Great Day to be a Jaguar!

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 33.2% 26.6% 31.0% 30.2%
Science 31.3% 28.4% 27.1% 21.7%
Mathematics 21.1% 21.9% 21.8% 24.1%

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 15
Growth 21
ELL Progress 4
Growth of the Lowest 25% 14
Postsecondary Readiness 52

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 18.2 18.2 18.5 18.4
District 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.6
Utah 20.2 20.3 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 54 47  46 47
District 71 67  66 70
Utah 67 66  68 68
National 57 58 60 58
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