Who We Are
Welcome to Eastmont Middle School! We are the home of the Eastmont Patriots, and one of the eight middle schools in the Canyons School District. The school was completed and equipped for opening in the fall of 1973, and it is located in the eastern area near the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range.
Eastmont has housed as many as 1,640 students. Eastmont currently serves a student body of 712. These students come from a diversified and varied socioeconomic background. In the fall of 2019, Eastmont had the following ethnic make-up: 79.6% Caucasian; 11.9% Hispanic; 1.1% Asian; 1.7% Pacific Islander; 1.0% African American; 0.6% Native American; and 4.1% other. Approximately, 3.9% of our students are English Language Learners.
Between 2006 to 2013, a number of important student and teacher support programs were implemented at Eastmont (Patriot Time, Zap, Student-based Grading, and Teacher Data Teams). Many of these programs continue to offer support to students and faculty alike. As a result, Eastmont students consistently perform well on all state and national assessments. Our students often lead the district in their scores on state tests. In addition to this, staff members constantly work to improve their skills and develop programs that support the success of all students through district approved professional development programs.
All classrooms at Eastmont are equipped with the latest advances in classroom technology including audio-enhancement systems, ceiling mounted projectors, interactive white boards, and document cameras in every room. There are five, up-to-date student computer labs, and multiple mobile laptop, iPad and iPod labs. There is an excellent school library where students also access online information.
In addition to their core classes, Eastmont students choose from a diverse selection of elective courses including instrumental and choral music, art, Spanish, FACS, technology, and manufacturing courses, all offered in excellent facilities.
At Eastmont we enjoy the services of an active PTSA whose members are in the school often to lend support to students and teachers. They support the yearly musical and the annual LuAnne Gustafson School Clean Up Day where community members join students in making the school grounds attractive. Eastmont also has an active and strong School Community Council.
Eastmont staff members are noted for their commitment to preparing students for success in their future educational endeavors, careers and personal lives. They are true to the school mission, “Getting students college and career ready through implementation of AVID strategies.”
For the 2019-2020 school year, we three areas that we are targeting as part of our school improvement plan. These goals include:
- Increasing the reading and math proficiency scores of our students by 15% between the fall and spring semester, as measured by the Reading Inventory (RI) and Math Inventory (MI) assessments.
- Ensuring 80% of our students are on track using Early Warning Systems trackers.
- Reducing office discipline incidents and suspensions by 10%.
Additional information on these goals can be found in the School Community Council (SCC) minutes for the 2019-2020 academic year.