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West Hills Middle School

Public | 7-9 | 1143 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2011

As a parent I have been heavily involved in making school policy. Our community council approved the coat/backpack rule for safety/security issues. Weapons are smuggled into school classrooms, school property in smuggled out concealed inside coats & packs. Coats & packs sit on the floor obstructing aisles. Kids have tripped over them & been injured. West Hills is a middle school. That means that the school's mission is to prepare students for academic success, not athletic. When budgets are constantly being cut. Sports will not be a priority. Intermurals are available. Student Led Conferences ( we don't do Parent-Teacher conf) put the responsibility for learning squarely on the shoulders of the student. They collect work samples from each class & an evaluation from each teacher. Students reflect on and address their own specific goals, strengths & weaknesses. I have seen MAJOR improvement in my children's work and attitude when they have no one to blame but themselves. West Hills is an amazing school with dedicated teachers, great students & family support & the best administration ever. You would be lucky to have your children attend this school (in spite of budget cuts!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers, supportive administration, happy students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I think the teacher's need to spend more time teaching and not sending the homework home for the parent. I feel like to much of the work is being sent home. Also, the teacher during study time needs to be spending less time at their desk and more time walking around seeing if students need help and understand the assignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

West Hills principal, Mrs. Baker, is an outstanding administrator with the students' best interests in mind. There is not a school without it's fair amount of problems, however, there are many schools that do not have the administration to back-up the students and their needs as does West Hills. I amI am happy with the amount of effort she puts into untiing not only the student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

Teachers need to be able to handle the student's behavior much better , while still having tact , integrity, and professioanlism. If they can not , then they are in the wrong profession and need to move over . Children need not only education , but an environment where they can learn .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

The school needs better teaches and the rules need to be looked in to. They can't even take backpacks or coats to class. Also the parent teacher confrences is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

need more sports, better teachers!!!
—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 84% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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 90% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
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 88% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
48%
Pre-Algebra

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

2010

 
 
61%
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 75% 78%
Hispanic 16% 15%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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Resources

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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
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8270 So Grizzly Rd
West Jordan, UT 84081
Phone: (801) 412-2300

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