Jordan Hills Elementary serves the community located between the new Bingham Highway (approximately 8000 South) and 9000 South. Jordan Hills neighborhoods are comprised of established subdivisions, with currently no new growth. Our school population is best described as being stabilized, but slightly decreasing as children grow older and move on to secondary schools. Families in the area are very supportive and involved in our community of learners.
The goal at Jordan Hills Elementary is to help students become useful, contributing members of society by teaching academics and responsible citizenship. Students at Jordan Hills are the main focus of the staff who work together to provide a warm learning climate where students excel in a fun and safe environment.
- Jordan Hills Elementary serves approximately 660 students.
- The teacher/pupil ratio is 1 to 22 in kindergarten and first grade, 1 to 23 in second grade, 1 to 23 in third grade, and 1 to 26 in grades four, five and six. The actual class sizes vary.
- The curriculum follows state and District guidelines and provides students with a solid foundation of basic skills as well as many opportunities for enrichment experiences. A team of highly trained professionals with diverse talents and interests provides a broad range of learning experiences for gifted education and interactive learning.
- Teachers are formally evaluated on a regular basis. Improvement in teaching skills, student achievement and self-concept development are emphasized.
- Technology training is part of the school curriculum. Our computer lab is available where all students in grades K through six learn keyboarding skills, word processing programs and work with software in language arts and math during weekly computer classes. The school system is networked to provide school-wide computer experiences, including the Internet.
- Special Education, speech/language and guidance services are available for students who require these services.
- Literacy Facilitators and literacy assistants provide direct services to students who require additional help with reading goals. The school staff are trained on a regular basis by the Literacy Facilitators in research-based practices and strategies.
- Jordan Hills students are expected to share responsibility for learning by attending school regularly and maintaining a positive attitude toward self, others and the school.
- School lunches are prepared on-site each day. Reduced rate or free lunches are available for qualifying applicants.
- Jordan Hills has an active PTA organization which meets regularly to coordinate school programs and volunteer services. Parent volunteers provide individual tutoring for children and help teachers with classroom needs.
- A School Community Group, comprised of parents, PTA and school staff representatives, is organized to provide insights and direction on important school issues.
- Parents and community members are encouraged to visit the school at any time.
- Teachers voluntarily participate in many hours of inservice to improve teaching techniques.
- We have a positive student behavior program where students are continually recognized for making good choices within the school community.
The Utah State Board of Education may grant an educator one of the following education licenses:
- Professional Educator License – a license issued to an individual who has demonstrated all of the State established competencies to be an educator.
- Associate Educator License – a license issued to an individual who has met a minimum set of educator requirements and is completing all professional educator requirements to receive a Professional Educator License.
- Local Education Agency (LEA)-specific Educator License – a license issued to an individual, approved by the local Board of Education, who has met locally defined competencies to be an educator.
An LEA-specific license area or endorsement may include:
- Out of State and Internationally licensed educators completing Utah licensing requirements.
- Educators waiting for university license recommendations.
- Educators with expired Utah licenses.
- Educators working towards an Associate license area/endorsement.
- Career and Technical Education educators completing skills testing.
- Educators waiting to begin a university licensure program.
Schools may employ individuals holding LEA-specific Educator Licenses, as well as Professional and Associate Educator Licenses, as outlined below based on the employee’s FTE:
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- Jordan School District Policy DP379-LEA-Specific (Jordan) Educator License Requirements
- Utah State Board of Education Utah Educator Look-up Tool