Fort Herriman Middle

Fort Herriman Middle
About Fort Herriman Middle

Fort Herriman EmblemFort 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.
Student Achievement

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.

PACE is an acronym given to Utah’s 2013 ten-year education and economic development plan. The plan includes four main components: Prepare young learners, Access for all students, Complete certificates and degrees, and Economic success (PACE). PACE Accountability Reports provide information regarding a school’s progress towards achieving components of the Governor’s education and economic development plan.

In lower and middle grades, PACE Accountability Reports display information regarding kindergarten readiness and SAGE assessment results for grades 3, 6, and 8. At the high school level, SAGE reports include graduation rates, ACT results, and college credit earned concurrent enrollment, advanced placement (AP), career and technical education (CTE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

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