Silver Crest Elementary School
Jordan School District, Riverton, Utah (South Salt Lake area)
Principal: Jill Durrant
Silver Crest school's website
About Silver Crest Elementary
Silver Crest Elementary is located in the rapidly growing city of Herriman. Our students come to us from Riverton City as well as from Herriman. The Silver Crest faculty is dedicated to giving students a well-rounded education with a good foundation in basic skills and ample opportunities for social and emotional development. Our focus is on student learning and achievement in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and on creating and maintaining a positive school atmosphere.
- Silver Crest Elementary serves 735 students from K-6 on a modified three track year-round calendar (A, B, & D Tracks).
- The school day begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:50 p.m. except on Fridays, when school dismisses at 1:50 p.m. to allow teachers time for planning.
- The modern, attractive, two-story building, which opened in August of 2009, features large spacious classrooms, which are equipped with audio enhancement and digital projection systems. Students have easy access to a centrally located media center and a state of the art computer lab. In addition, students have access to two mobile computer labs.
- The teacher/pupil ratio is 1:23 in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and 1:27 in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Actual class sizes may vary.
- Bus service is provided for students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school
- A nutritious hot lunch is prepared and served daily. The cost of school lunch is $1.75. Free and reduced price lunches are available to qualifying students. Students who wish to only purchase milk may do so for $.25 a carton.
- Silver Crest has a dedicated faculty of well-trained teachers who work together in Professional Learning Communities to provide excellent education opportunities for students in each learning center. Our staff currently has 35 certificated teachers. This number includes specialists in Speech/Language, Psychology, Literacy, and Special Education. In addition, 30 classified employees serve in numerous other positions throughout the school.
- All certificated staff hold current teaching certificates with several teachers having earned advanced degrees and educational endorsements beyond the regular teaching certificates.
- All staff members are formally evaluated on a regular basis for the purpose of improving performance. Teachers continually participate in professional development courses to improve instructional skills.
- The curriculum meets or exceeds all district and state requirements. Teachers use the Balanced Literacy framework to teach reading and writing. Math is taught using a combination of Investigations and Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley curriculum.
- Technology is an important aspect of the school curriculum. Our up-to-date computer lab, along with two mobile computer labs, enables students (K-6) to learn and practice keyboarding skills, word processing programs, safe Internet skills, and to work with software in all curriculum areas.
- Silver Crest students are expected to attend school regularly and to dress in clean, appropriate clothing.
- Students at Silver Crest Elementary are taught responsible citizenship as teachers set reasonable limits, reinforce positive behavior, and employ programs to build student self-esteem.
- Our student council and student safety patrol gives student leaders an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and communication skills as they work together to build school pride and to serve others.
- An active PTA and School Community Council assist with activities and regularly give input on important school issues.
- Visitors are and volunteers are welcomed and encouraged at Silver Crest. Volunteers support the educational process through their work within the classroom. It is our goal to have every family at Silver Crest give of their time and service in the quest to educate the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow.
Did you know?
Silver Crest has been awarded an art grant to support our Art Grandma. What is an Art Grandma, you ask? Well let us introduce her!
Denise Ludlow comes to Silver Crest 3 days a week and goes into our classes to teach the kids different forms of art. Last year she paid for all of the supplies herself because she has always loved art and feels that kids need art.
If you asked our Art Grandma why she chose to come to Silver Crest she would say that her first reason is because she has grandchildren that attend Silver Crest, but if you ask her now she would tell you it is because of the wonderful teacher, staff and students that we have here. She now has over 800 grandkids that attend Silver Crest.
Her philosophy is that anyone can succeed at art no matter what their age is or what they think their talent level is. This year she would like to do 11 original projects that include real water colors, acrylics, abstract art, pointillism and color blending. All of her projects can be done in an hour and can be done by anyone in the school from the kindergartners to the 6th graders.
Our Art Grandma says that it is her privilege to work with the students and teachers at Silver Crest and she wants to do anything she can to support the great things that happen within the wall of our school. She also want to thank everyone for supporting her dream!