Fort Herriman Middle School serves students of varied economic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Located in one of the fastest growing areas of the Salt Lake Valley, in the city of Herriman, the school’s spacious building and well-groomed campus are assets to the community. Fort Herriman Middle is a modern two-story design featuring self-contained classrooms located around a central meeting area designed for cooperative learning, Futuristic Technology Lab, Prototype Shop, Foods Lab, Sewing Lab, Business Computer Lab, Vocal and Instrumental Music rooms, Library/Media Center, Auditorium, Gymnasium with a second level indoor track, Dance Studio, Fitness Room, and office suite. The show-case middle school was completed in the summer of 2005 and offers many amenities not included in Jordan District’s older middle schools such as a full wireless network, state-of-the-art multimedia presentation stations in every classroom, a wireless microphone system for each teacher, seven electronic whiteboards, three, 40 laptop mobile computer labs, and five, 40 station desktop computer labs. The Fort Herriman faculty is highly respected for the standards of excellence that the school maintains and for the respect and courtesy that are extended to all. Fort Herriman Middle has adopted and works toward a professional learning communities model with student learning as its primary focus. Interdisciplinary teaming allows teachers to meet the needs of individual students. We stress character development, continuous learning, critical thinking and communication at Fort Herriman. Fort Herriman Middle has been recognized by the National Council PTSA for its efforts to increase parental involvement in the school. Fort Herriman has also just completed its accreditation process receiving the highest performance review allowed by the Utah State Board of Education.
- The school serves some 1,250 students in grades seven, eight and nine.
- Students attend school on a regular nine-month, 180-day calendar with the summers off.
- The curriculum meets or exceeds District and state core curriculum standards and includes a wide range of required and elective courses.
- The pupil/teacher ratio is 1 to 26.30 in grades 7 and 8 and 1 to 27 in grade 9, but actual class sizes vary.
- The 50-member faculty includes a mix of veteran and new educators. All are state certificated and well prepared in their teaching fields. Both teachers and administrators undergo formal evaluations on a regular basis.
- A full resource team, school psychologist, counselors, and teachers for students with cognitive and emotional concerns are on staff to serve students with special needs.
- Computer science classes and a specially equipped computer classroom provide students with opportunities for technology training.
- Students have separate computer accounts accessible at any computer located throughout the school.
- Students are expected to attend classes regularly and to comply with the school’s dress code. A computer tracking system helps monitor attendance. Staff members work closely with any student who has problems.
- Our UBI program encourages students to do their best by rewarding academic achievement, good citizenship, exemplary attitudes, exceptional effort, etc.
- Nutritious hot lunches are provided daily.
- Although most Fort Herriman Middle students live within walking distance, bus service is provided for any who live two miles or more away from school.
- Visitors are always welcome and asked to stop by the office for a visitor’s pass before going to classes or moving through the building.
- Our school-wide excellence program and computerized discipline program assure recognition for exemplary students and immediate help for students experiencing problems
- Our school visitors frequently comment on the high standards of courtesy and respect they encounter at Fort Herriman Middle School.
Utah Aspire Plus
The Utah Aspire Plus Summative assessment is administered to students in grades 9-10 as an end-of-level assessment. Operating under a legislative mandate, the UA+ test provides a predictive ACT score range to individual students as well as a proficiency score at the school level and for individual students in English, Math, Reading and Science as they prepare to take the ACT college entrance exam in 11th grade. UA+ question items assess students’ capacity to think analytically, make inferences, and connect learning and concepts across subjects. Utah Aspire Plus assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready 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.
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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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