Alpine School District Junior High and Middle Schools

There are currently 12 Junior High and Middle Schools in the Alpine School District.

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American Fork Junior High School

Principal:
Shane Farnsworth
Address:
20 W 1120 N American Fork, Ut 84003
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Mascot:
Cavemen
School Colors:
Red, Black, and White
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About American Fork Junior High School

American Fork Junior High School opened in 1975. Since that time there have been two major additions. The school has a current population on 1890 students in grades 7th through 9th.

Our school mission is Success in Learning–Success in Life. Success is achieved everyday by remarkable students due to the support of parents and teachers. Additionally we are supported by a great PTSA and School Community Council.

Awards & Accomplishments:

  • We are the only junior high in Alpine School District to administer the Explore ACT test to all of our 9th grade students.
  • Over 88% of our students are enrolled in band, orchestra, choir, or drama.
  • We have students certified as first responders.
  • Failure has been reduced by 66% over the last 5 years.
  • The last term of 2012 only 5 students of 1890 had 4 or more failing grades.

American Fork Junior High’s Mission Statement:
Success in Learning–Success in Life

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Canyon View Junior High School

Principal:
Wade Lott
Address:
655 E 950 N Orem, UT 84097
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Mascot:
Falcon
School Colors:
Blue and White
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About Canyon View Junior High

Canyon View Junior High School was constructed in 1985. We currently house 1194 students, 54 certified staff and over 30 support staff. One of the strengths of Canyon View Junior High is our diversity. We have students from many different ethnic backgrounds and consistently have 20 to 25% minority students. We also have a high population of students with unique needs including 9% special education students and 7% English Language Learners. We pride ourselves in our ability to meet the needs of all students.

Our school has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academics, citizenship, extra-curricular activities and community service. We are consistently ranked in the top two junior high schools in the Alpine School District for our student performance on both the Direct Writing Assessment and Math CRT’s.

Canyon View’s PTA is very supportive of the administration, teachers and staff. The PTA has awarded academic grants to teachers for their individual classroom needs. Canyon View’s School Community Council meets regularly to discuss Canyon View’s greatest academic needs and where Trust Land funding should be spent to meet those needs.

Awards:

  • Canyon View’s math department was recognized recently by the ASD board of education for their collaboration efforts, innovation and outstanding student achievement.
  • Canyon View has an award winning Fine Arts program.
  • Canyon View’s Jazz Band has placed first in the regional Music in the Parks Festival for 10 consecutive years.
  • The drama department is recognized regularly by the Utah Arts Council as the top junior high drama program in the state.
  • Canyon View has a successful Latinos in Action club. They promote literacy through reading with students at Orchard Elementary School. They also provide regular community service.
  • Canyon View offers an outstanding peer mentoring program which gives 200 to 250 students each year a chance to help other academically challenged students.

Canyon View Junior High’s Mission Statement:
We dedicate ourselves to effective student learning and continuous improvement.

Belief Statements: The focus of our school is student progress and achievement.
1. All students can learn and should have equal access to knowledge.
2. All students should be respectful, responsible, and productive citizens.
3. All students should respect and support the learning process.
4. All students should be able to communicate effectively and think critically.

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Frontier Middle School

Principal:
Scott Sumner
Address:
1427 Mid Valley Road, Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005
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Mascot:
Mustangs
School Colors:
Crimson, Navy & Steel
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About Frontier Middle School

Frontier Middle School

Frontier Middle School’s Mission Statement:
Enlightening the mind, unlocking the future

Frontier Middle School Map

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Lakeridge Junior High

Principal:
 Kathy Knudsen
Address:
951 S 400 W Orem, UT 84058
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Mascot:
Leopards
School Colors:
Maroon and Gold
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About Lakeridge Junior High

Lakeridge Junior High
Lakeridge has three areas of focus that has help it to become on of the leading schools in the state: a collaborative culture, focus on learning, results oriented. Each Monday, Lakeridge teachers work as teams to identify students who are not learning, so they can intervene appropriately to get them to learn. They also examine areas where instruction can improve. As teacher teams, Lakeridge has developed a common set of learning targets and corresponding assessments to determine if students have reached those learning targets. The mission of Lakeridge Jr. High School is to create high levels of learning to ALL students. This requires Lakeridge to examine the learning of groups of students who traditionally struggle in the learning process.

Awards & Achievements:

  • Top Junior High School in the State according the the States New Accountability Model (UCAS)
  • Best of State 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11
  • Named a Nationally Distinguished Professional Learning Community School
  • Featured School in the book “Raising the Bar Closing the Gap” for our ability to get all students to learn.
  • Visited by more over 100 other schools and districts from the state and nation looking to model Lakeridge Junior High Schools success

Lakeridge Junior High’s Mission Statement:
“We will ensure high levels of learning for all students.”

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Lehi Junior High School

Principal:
Joel Perkins
Address:
700 E Cedar Hollow rd Lehi, UT 84043
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Mascot:
Pioneer
School Colors:
Purple, Silver and Black
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About Lehi Junior High

Lehi Junior High School opened in it’s present location in 1987. It has had a fluctuating student population its highest enrollment was in 2004 when there where nearly 1800 students.

Students, Teachers and Parents make our school great. These three groups work together to establish a caring atmosphere. There are always teachers here late into the evening, parents here throughout the day volunteering and helping and our students have increased their academic performance consistently over the last 10 years.

Awards & Achievements:

  • 4 Years of consistent Improvement in all school wide assesments.
  • 4 Years of consistent reduction in students who are not progressing to graduation.
  • Top Fine arts department.
  • Best Peer Mentoring program among Junior Highs.
  • School where people want to be.

Lehi Junior High’s Mission Statement:
Lehi Junior high is focused on high student achievement for all students.
Our mission is to help our students Act Responisbly, Communicate Effectively, and Think Critically. This is done through the efforts of teachers and students to Lead, Inspire, Value, and Empower one another to put forth their best effort.

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Mountain Ridge Junior High School

Principal:
Mark Whitaker
Address:
5525 W 10400 N Highland, UT 84003
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Mascot:
Husky
School Colors:
Blue and Maroon
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About Mountain Ridge Junior High

Mountain Ridge Junior High School opened during the 1993-94 school year. We primarily serve the communities of Highland, Cedar Hills, and part of American Fork, though we do have students from Pleasant Grove and Lehi. Our current enrollment is just over 1,450. Our students are well known for their hard work and talents in academics, fine arts, and athletics.

Awards & Achievements:

  • Voted Best Public School in the State of Utah, 2012.
  • Very High Academic Achievement–97% proficiency in English, 90% in Math, and 94% in Science.
  • Gifted classes for Math, Science, English, and History.
  • Superior ratings for Band, Orchestra, and Choir in local festivals.
  • Our students raise thousands of dollars each year to help local charities.

Mountain Rigde Junior High’s Mission Statement:
Igniting Discovery & Ensuring Learning.

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Oak Canyon Junior High School

Principal:
Doug Webb
Address:
111 S 725 E Lindon, UT 84042
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Mascot:
Eagle
School Colors:
Maroon & Hunter Green
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About Oak Canyon Junior High

Oak Canyon Junior High School opened in the fall of 1993. Oak Canyon has long been known for excellent teachers and student success. Oak Canyon continues to be proficient in Utah’s Criterion Referenced Testing (CRT).

Oak Canyon continues to see improvement with eTime, which provides additional time each day for students to work with teachers, review core concepts, receive support with class work and or get caught up. We have decreased the number of failing students , while maintaining academic rigor. Oak Canyon has always had strong parent support at home as well as through PTSA and School Community Council.

Awards & Achievements:

  • Last May, more than 97,000 high school students took the Advanced Placement Human Geography test nationwide, including 38 student from Oak Canyon. While only 52.2% of students pass the exam nationally, 82% of Oak Canyon students passed by scoring a 3 or above on a scale of 5. Over the past six years 177 Oak Canyon students have earned 3 semester hours of college Human Geography credit.
  • Students in guided studies are completing 80% or better of their homework. 98% of students in guided studies are passing all of their classes.
  • 100% of students who took Algebra II passed the CRT last year.
  • Last year Oak Canyon implemented a new tardy policy. For quarter 1 this year 93% of students have zero tardies.
  • Oak Canyon has state of the art sound systems and projectors in each classroom. Our math classrooms all have interactive Promethean boards.

Oak Canyon Junior High’s Mission Statement:
Together, we learn for life. Our goal is to ensure student success through collaboration, data analysis and collective inquiry.

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Orem Junior High School

Principal:
Joseph Jensen
Address:
765 N 600 W Orem UT 84057
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Mascot:
Jaguar
School Colors:
Blue and Silver
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About Orem Junior High

Orem Junior High School: Having opened in 1963, Orem Junior High is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. The PTA has been outstanding in supporting our celebration. We just had a 50th anniversary kickoff assembly. Our students are engaged in an effort to provide 50 acts of service as we try to make service a significant part of our school culture.

Orem Junior high is the most diverse junior high in Alpine school district. Students are achieving at high levels. In language arts 92% of our students reached proficiency last year. We reached 83% in math and 78% in science. Those are all above state averages and at or above district averages. We look forward to further improvement in academic achievement because of the excellent work of our teachers. We were just awarded the Title 1 school of distinction for high progress. We were the only traditional public school junior high in the state to receive that honor.

Our PTA and SCC are both active in helping our school to continue to improve. Among many other things they do, the PTA provides volunteers every day to help supervise activities so that our teachers have time during a FLEX period to provide more time and support for students that need it.

Awards :

  • Title 1 High Progress Award
  • Orem Junior High is at the 93rd percentile compared to all the other JH’s in the state on the new end of level testing system.
  • We have had multiple Teachers of the Year from different state organizations.
  • We have lowered the failure rate among 9th graders about 90% from 5 years ago. Very few ninth graders now go to the high school deficient credit.
  • Our Language Arts Team received the District PLC Team of the Year in 2012.

Orem Junior High’s Mission Statement:
Together We Learn for Life

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Pleasant Grove Junior High School

Principal:
Brian Jolley
Address:
810 N 100 E Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
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Mascot:
Vikings
School Colors:
Blue and White
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About Pleasant Grove Junior High

Pleasant Grove Junior High School opened halfway through the 1975-1976 year or at the beginning of 1976. It was an open classroom school and was later renovated to be closed classrooms. Our students excel academically, in sports and in the arts. Our thespians perform excellent plays and our jazz band is in demand for community events and beyond.

The choir program has grown every year and runs the gamut from singing the national anthem at Grizzly games to performing for local rest homes. Our walls are adorned with excellent art pieces from our art students. Our PTA and community council are exemplary and strive for constant progress with a grand result. We encourage responsible, ethical behavior and lifelong learning.

Awards:

  • Variety of performing experiences for all students at the highest level, including Shakespeare Competition in Cedar City as well as orchestra, band, and choir festivals where students consistently receive superior ratings.
  • Annual improvement the past 5 years in science, math, and language arts.
  • Social studies and civics education is top-notch with our students placing 1st in the Utah State Constitution Competition of We the People during 2011-2012 year.
  • Have significantly decreased failure rates, having over 95% of our students passing all classes each term.
  • Numerous teachers recognized as Huntsman, Vets of Foreign Wars, etc. winners.

Pleasant Grove Junior High’s Mission Statement:
We strive to inspire students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

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Timberline Middle School

Principal:
Terry Hill
Address:
500 W Canyon Crest Alpine, UT 84004
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Mascot:
Grizzly
School Colors:
Forrest Green, Navy Blue & Silver
Homepage:
About Timberline Middle School

Timberline Middle School in 2013, we are celebrating our 10th year as Timberline Middle School in Alpine, Utah. We have 1,278 students at our school.

Our PTSA is actively involved to enhance the programs at our school benefiting our students and faculty. Our School Community Council helps to provide the line of communication to our patrons as they work to identify our strengths and weaknesses and then help to develop a School Improvement Plan.

Awards:

  • A number of our teachers have earned the Accent on Excellence Award.
  • Our 9th grade girls and boys basketball team won the district tournament and then both teams took the championship in 2012.
  • At the History Fair, 5 of the 6 winners were Timberline students.
  • Zap Program * Soar Program * Bear Paws.

Timberline’s Mission Statement:
The Timberline Middle School community will foster an environment which encourages and facilitates active inquiry, high achievement, and responsible participation in society.

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Vista Heights Middle School

Principal:
Dr. Steve Stewart
Address:
484 W Pony Express Parkway Saratoga Springs, UT 84004
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Mascot:
Blackhawks
School Colors:
Teal, Black and Silver
Homepage:
About Vista Heights Middle School

Vista Heights Middle School opened in 2010 with 1330 students in the 7th and 8th grades. Due to rapid growth, 9th grade students were housed at Westlake High School. For the 2012-13 school year our student enrollment is 1768. Frontier Middle School in Eagle Mountain is currently under construction, and will open this fall to reduce student numbers and allow 9th grade students to attend both schools.

Awards & Achievements:

Vista Heights is most notably recognized for a culture and environment that promotes student learning above all else. Teachers, administrators, parents and staff work in concert to provide excellent opportunities for student success.

  • Under the new Utah Comprehensive Assessment System (UCAS) Vista Heights placed highly in all subjects for grown and achievement.
  • Successfully implemented a grade level teaming program, allowing core teachers to share students and common planning time in order to provide a cross curricular approach to learning, and to identify more quickly and easily those students who are struggling.
  • Successfully implemented TEAL (Teacher Extra Assisted Learning) Time program to provide opportunities for students to receive additional academic tutoring and mentoring.
  • Successfully implemented an attendance program to dramatically reduce unexcused absences and tardies. It also provides guided studies classes for students who fall behind.
  • In spite of the fact that Vista Heights has no 9th grade students, programs such as band, orchestra, choir, and drama have received top scores in district festivals and in the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.

Vista Heights Mission Statement:
We prepare our students for tomorrow through effective education today.”

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Willowcreek Middle School

Principal:
Jarom Becar
Address:
2275 W 300 N Lehi, UT 84043
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Mascot:
Wolverines
School Colors:
Maroon, Black and Silver
Homepage:
About Willowcreek Middle School

Willowcreek Middle School
Willowcreek has implemented a school-wide intervention program called Pride Time. Thirty-five minutes were built into the school schedule to allow for students to get additional time and support with teachers. Students who need remediation for not reaching proficiency on Walk Aways (unit tests), are able to go work with their teachers. For students who are passing their classes and Walk Aways, Pride Time offers enrichment activities, such as large group presentations that are extensions of classroom curriculum. Pride Time enrichment also provides activities ranging from sports to technology. After the first term of this year, Pride Time has helped decrease the amount of failing students and provided the support to help more than half our students earn a 3.7 G.P.A. or better.

Our PTSA recognizes 60 students each term for GPA progress. Willowcreek Rockers and Dominators are recognized each term for improvement in all of their classes from the previous year or term. Dominators have also been rewarded by attending a sponsored lunch to Texas Roadhouse in Lehi.

4-H at Willowcreek has been a great opportunity for our students to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. The clubs we have offered thus far range from cross country and digital photography to Science Olympiad and rocks and fossils. The program also has a 30 minute study hall for students to work on homework in a structured environment. So far this year we have had approximately 210 different students participate in one or more clubs. The clubs cost $5 and run everyday after school.

Many students ride one of three Late Buses on Tuesday to work with teachers and complete assignments. Our School Community Council helps pay for teachers to stay late and the transportation.

Demographics
Number of Students: 1460
Number Eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch: 28.35%
Percent of Limited English Proficient: 3.75%
Percent of Special Education: 11.7%
Racial/Ethnic Percentages: 11.59%
• White: 88.4%
• Black: .56%
• Hispanic: 8.35%
• Asian/Pacific Island: 2.26%
• American Indian: .39%

Awards & Achievements:

  • Todd Grey, an 8th grade student, has been selected to be Utah’s 1st student ambassador for the National Dairy Council and the NFL partnership program Fuel Up to Play.
  • Willowcreek hosted over 550 participants in a community 5k to raise funds and wellness!
  • Willlowcreek students in Earth Systems were first in the district for the 2011-2012 CRT proficiency.
  • Students in Language Arts have maintained or exceeded a 98% proficiency for the past 7 years.
  • Three WMS teachers competed and successfully finished the following IRONMAN competitions: Darren Degracie–Tempe Arizona, Mckenzie Mauigoa–New Zealand & St. George, Jesse Vincent–St. George.

Willowcreek’s Mission Statement:
As a member of the Willowcreek Community,
I will learn and succeed.

Paving the road to success,
Willowcreek Community members believe:

Student learning in a safe environment is the chief priority for the school.

Students demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge by being actively
engaged in the learning process: mentally, socially, and physically.

The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative for students to become
confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.

Students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community share the responsibility
for advancing the school’s mission.

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