Needs & Growth
Largest School Enrollments
- Jordan has some of the largest school enrollments in the entire state. Copper Hills is the largest three-year high school in Utah with 2,711 students while Herriman High comes in second with 2,623 students.
- Three of our middle schools are in the top 10 largest. The schools are: Sunset Ridge (1,575), Fort Herriman (1,530) and South Jordan (1,414).
- Eighteen elementary schools in Utah have 1,000 or more students, six of those are in Jordan School District. The schools are: Eastlake Elementary (1,241), Foothills Elementary (1,153), Silver Crest Elementary (1,066), Welby Elementary (1,042), Blackridge Elementary (1,015) and Daybreak Elementary (1,014).
We want to give you a quick look at projected growth in some of our schools. Remember these projections change frequently as cities approve new developments. Herriman High was built for 2,650 students. If we do nothing, the enrollment in five years will be more than 4,700 students. That’s larger than Snow College, BYU Hawaii or the LDS Business College.
We would need 85 portables on campus to accommodate all of the students at Herriman High. For a fun visual of this, if you stack 85 portables on top of each other, they would be almost as tall as the Empire State Building, taller than the Eiffel Tower and three times the height of the tallest building in Utah.
- At Copper Mountain Middle the capacity is 1,325, with a projected enrollment of nearly 2,700. In theory, we’d need 55 portables for those students.
- Fort Herriman Middle has a capacity of 1,200, with a five-year projection of packing 800 more students into the school.
- Bluffdale Elementary has a projected enrollment of 2,172 in the year 2021.
- Daybreak Elementary will grow by more than 900 students in five years.
- Silvercrest Elementary will grow by 700 children.
- Foothills Elementary will see more than 200 new students in five years.
- Eastlake Elementary will increase by more than 600 children.
- Butterfield Canyon Elementary may see nearly 750 new students by 2021.
District-wide we are projected to grow by more than 9,251 students by the 2021-22 school year. Keep in mind, all of these projections were confirmed by an independent consultant and we recognize charter schools may absorb some of this growth.
How have we dealt with growth?
- 15 boundary changes since 2014
- 12 year-round schools house 12,092 students
- We are trying a modified traditional schedule pilot at two elementary schools. This schedule should expand school capacities by 20%
- 250 portable classrooms house 12% of students (6,250)