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South Jordan School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 25, 2013

My grandsons attend this school. Last November I sat in a conference with the principle, a teacher, a special ed representative, the parents and another person. My oldest grandson has aspergers. There were several issues brought forth at this meeting. However, it fell short of long term results and goals that were discussed. Yes, there was a big issue involving a custodian. His mother was in the lunchroom one morning with him as was her two other children. This woman singled him out on more than one occasion about sitting with his foot crossed under his bottom. He was born with his hip out of socket and has had issues of sitting for periods of time. Being able to sit with his foot under him often relieves some of the pressure and pain he experiences with this problem. Needless to say my grandson said that she would tell him everyday to sit on his bottom. This particular day my daughter intervened and told her to leave him alone that he sits that way because of his hip. She came back again while my daughter was there to tell him to sit like everyone else. After going to class she decided it was her business to go into the classroom and confront him about his sitting in front of all.


Posted September 19, 2013

I do firmly believe that this website was created to help show the greatness of this school. When posting comments about other parents and/or staff needs to be factual events that took place. Please look into situations of events that have occurred before posting slanderous remarks towards other parents. (You truly need to know the whole truth about the situation before commenting)!!


Posted September 10, 2013

First off, I need to say that I am a parent that spends many hours at this school so I am a very good source. I know the staff and faculty very well. One of the best schools in UT. You can tell a difference with the amount of volunteer hours. There are a few parents who rant and rave (about our custodian who felt children needed to clean up after themselves) about the school who have never spent more than 1 hour at the school. Every teacher here is great with children and works well with children. Mr. Westwood is a great principal who is involved with the children EVERY day. He is out there at all times and the children will tell you that he knows them by name. As far as the bullying goes, the PTA makes sure that there is a bully awareness (which is currently this week and they had an amazing assembly for it a couple days ago) week, signs and posters up all over the school and teachers, aides and parents present in the school will attest to the zero bully tolerance. If you are wanting to attend this school, great choice! If you get involved in your child's education, you will always be treated with respect and your concerns heard. My family LOVES South Jordan Elementary School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2013

When we moved to this school from out-of-state, we had been trying for years to get help for our son. He had been diagnosed with a multitude of disabilities by mental health professionals in our home state but was still not receiving the help he needed or being tested for an IEP. When I spoke to the resource teacher and showed her the data we had, she was amazed he had not been tested. After filling out the proper paperwork, she was able to test my son, qualify him for Special Ed and it has made all the difference. We were able to get in a few months what we had not been able to get in years in our home state. Thanks to the staff at SJE - you are awesome and make a difference for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

Mr. Bergera is a fantastic principal. Some teachers are "iffy" but most of them are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

My daughter goes to SJE and we love it! She is in the 1st grade and has great teachers! They are always helping to encourage her to succeed! When we built our house we made sure that we stayed in the district so she could continue with the great learning she has experienced so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

I have two children at SJE and one very excited 5 year old eagerly waiting to go to kindergarten. I would highly recommend SJE. Our experience with the school has been excellent. The reading program that begins in kindergarten is supported entirely by parent volunteers and sets these children up for success throughout their elementary education. The teachers and administration are very available, foster a sense of community, and focus on character traits such as responsibility or integrity throughout the year. There is a multitude of extra learning programs such as Meet the Masters art program that really catches the kids imaginations. This sets a high expectation for the children both academically and socially. I have a few friends with children with special needs and the school has been very good to work with in those situations. The Utah Legislature is embarassingly cheap when it comes to funding public education, but considering the limited resources, this school does a great job. The year round track system is a little confusing and a little stressful trying to coordinate schedules and teachers preferences.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 82% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11205 South Black Cherry Way
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: (801) 254-8000

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