Joel P. Jensen Middle School

8105 S 3200 W
West Jordan, UT 84088
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Joel P. Jensen Middle School serves 874 students in grades 7-9.
Joel P. Jensen Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Joel P. Jensen Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

School Overview

Joel P. Jensen Middle School's student population of 874 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students874 students
This chart display total students of Joel P. Jensen Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Joel P. Jensen Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)35 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Joel P. Jensen Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Joel P. Jensen Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Joel P. Jensen Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Utah (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Joel P. Jensen Middle School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#780 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Joel P. Jensen Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ration/a34:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
32%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
58%
74%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joel P. Jensen Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score
0.560.42
This chart display the diversity score of Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Joel P. Jensen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJordan School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Joel P. Jensen Middle School is West Jordan High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hawthorn Academy West Jordan (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Columbia School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Jordan West Jordan High School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,757 student
    0.5 miles
    8136 S 2700 W
    West Jordan, UT 84088
    (801) 256-5600
    0.5 10-12 1,757
  • West Jordan Columbia School Math: 29% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 629 students
    0.6 miles
    3505 W 7800 S
    West Jordan, UT 84088
    (801) 280-3279
    0.6 K-6 629
  • West Jordan Westland School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 525 students
    1.1 miles
    2925 W 7180 S
    West Jordan, UT 84084
    (801) 565-7508
    1.1 K-6 525
  • West Jordan Westvale School Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 573 students
    1.1 miles
    2300 W 8660 S
    West Jordan, UT 84088
    (801) 565-7510
    1.1 K-6 573
  • West Jordan Oquirrh School Math: 30% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 657 students
    1.2 miles
    7165 S 3285 W
    West Jordan, UT 84084
    (801) 565-7474
    1.2 K-6 657

School Reviews

5  
This school is great in every way (:
- Posted by

Review Joel P. Jensen Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about how your school will address pandemic health issues, such as the H1N1 virus, and how you can be proactive in learning about school closing guidelines.
Learn how parents of gifted children can find additional academic challenges and support programs both in and outside of public schools.
Learn more about the debate behind private school vouchers and whether they are a viable public school alternative for your child.