About two-thirds of Canyons District schools made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 under No Child Left Behind.
Twenty-eight schools, or 65 percent of those in Canyons District, made AYP, as did Canyons District as a whole. Additionally, Canyons’ three Title I schools that had been targeted as in need of improvement made AYP for the second consecutive year. This achievement means that East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy elementaries no longer are in “School Improvement,” a designation for Title I schools that do not make AYP for two consecutive years under No Child Left Behind. Canyons schools’ performance on AYP follows a pattern similar to that reported by the state.
“We view all data about our schools, including AYP reports, to be invaluable in our efforts to provide the best education possible to all students in Canyons School District,” said Dr. Ginger Rhode, Canyons Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. “This year’s AYP results will be closely examined, along with other testing information about our students, in our continued efforts to improve and support quality instruction.”
Accountability Report Summary
65% of schools in 2010 made AYP (15 schools did not make AYP)
88% of schools in 2009 made AYP (5 schools did not make AYP)
65% of schools in 2008 made AYP (14 schools did not make AYP)
SCHOOLS MAKING AYP
Elementaries: Altara, Bell View, Brookwood, Butler, Canyon View, Crescent, Draper, East Midvale*, East Sandy, Edgemont, Midvale*, Oak Hollow, Peruvian Park, Quail Hollow, Ridgecrest, Sandy*, Sunrise, Willow Canyon, Willow Springs.
Middle Schools: Albion, Butler, Crescent View, Eastmont, Indian Hills, Mount Jordan, Union.
Special Schools: Jordan Valley, South Park Academy.
SCHOOLS NOT MAKING AYP (Subject, Subgroup):
Elementaries: Alta View (Language Arts LEP, Students with Disabilities); Bella Vista (Language Arts Hispanic, Low Income, LEP, Students with Disabilities); Copperview * (Language Arts Hispanic, Low Income, LEP, Students with Disabilities); Granite (Language Arts Students with Disabilities); Lone Peak (Language Arts Students with Disabilities); Midvalley (Language Arts Caucasian); Oakdale (Language Arts Low Income, Students with Disabilities); Park Lane (Language Arts Students with Disabilities); Silver Mesa (Language Arts LEP); Sprucewood (Language Arts LEP)
Middle Schools: Midvale (Language Arts Low Income, Math Hispanic, Low Income)High Schools: Alta (Math, Students with Disabilities); Brighton (Math, Low Income); Hillcrest (Language Arts Low Income); Jordan (Math Caucasian, Low Income)
*Title I schools
Canyons School District seeks two people to serve as AmeriCorps Literacy Volunteer Coordinators at Sunrise and Midvale elementary schools. These positions need to be filled by Monday as part of an AmeriCorp grant.
The position requires 900 hours during the school year, or approximately four hours of daily work, helping children who are struggling with reading by recruiting and supervising a minimum of 25 volunteers to act as tutors.
This position is compensated through a living allowance of $4,125 for the year, with a transferable educational award of $2,675, which can be used toward payment of student loans, tuition, fees or books, to be provided at the end of the first year of service.
Please pass the word to those you think might be interested in this rewarding work.
But please, do so quickly. The District needs to fill the jobs by Monday, Aug. 30. AmeriCorp training is scheduled for Aug. 30 – Sept. 1.
At four CSD elementary schools — Copperview, East Midvale, Midvale and Sandy — students walked to the front doors on red carpets. They were greeted by cheering teachers and administrators. Many parents, amid bunches of balloons and posters, also stood at the edge of the carpets, snapping photographs of their children.
Officials in Canyons District say the red carpet events provided a warm welcome for students and the community. Also, the events underscored the importance of school: It’s a child’s ticket to success and an entryway to preparing for college and careers.
See the media coverage of Canyons School District's first day of school:
Motorists need to be aware of construction along 700 East. While the project has progressed since spring, and the construction company plans to push traffic through the corridor during school-commuting hours, some delays are expected. Also, construction is underway at 11400 South with the development of freeway onramps. Minimal delays also are expected on 1300 East near Creek Road.
Canyons Superintendent David S. Doty asks drivers to keep an eye out for children walking to school, and join CSD’s efforts to make the start of the school year a safe one.