Who We Are
Tucked away in the small community of Granite, Granite elementary was built in 1976. Granite Elementary sits at the bottom of Little Cottonwood Canyon with the best view in the district. We are home of the Grizzlies proudly wearing colors of blue and gold. Granite serves about 400 students grade K-5. Included at Granite are three amazing Extended Core buddy Classes where students engage in social and learning activities with students with special needs. Granite also supports a one room school house located in the Gold Miner’s Daughter lodge at Alta. Granite continues to be in the top 10 elementary schools in Utah. We focus on high academic success along with positive character traits.
The mission of Granite Elementary School is to help all students learn; developing the skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics necessary for students to achieve success in their personal and academic lives. By accomplishing this, students will be college and career ready and become positive contributors to our society.
To fulfill this mission:
Students will act responsibly in the quality of their academic work: be respectful in their citizenship; and take pride in the school. Staff will convey high academic and behavioral expectations of students; create a caring learning environment where students are ready to learn and feel safe taking risks; provide appropriate learning activities for individual students; regularly assess student progress; and involve parents in helping all students learn.
Parents will help all students learn by supporting academic goals and behavioral expectations of the school.
In fulfilling this mission, Granite Elementary will play a vital role in developing college and career ready individuals who will become positive contributors to our society.
Landtrust budget and goals update: Approximately 80% of students are reaching benchmark in reading and math according to Dibels. We will continue implementing best practices such as: small group/skills-based instruction, Tier II intervention, robust core instruction, etc. to maintain success. 84% of students are at or above benchmark according to the RI assessment. Our goal is to maintain proficiency and increase the ROI by 1-2 word per week for those not yet reaching benchmark. 73% of students are reaching benchmark according to the Dibels early release math assessment. Our goal is to increase this number by 5%.