Sand Ridge Junior High
Home of the Scorpions
Colors: Brown & Gold
Principal: Quinn Talbot
Assistant Principal: Skylar Kendell
Assistant Principal: Ashley Blaisdell
Head Secretary: Betsy Ray
Address: 2075 W 4600 South Roy, UT 84067
Phone Numbers: 801 476 5320
Fax: 801 476 5359
Attendance: 801 476 5323
Counseling: 801 476 5322
Counseling Fax: 801 476 5356
SPED Fax: 801 476 5357
Sand Ridge Junior High School is part of Weber School District and includes students in grades 7-9. It is located in beautiful Roy, Utah, just west of Ogden, at the base of Roy High School. Sand Ridge Junior High currently has an enrollment of 860 students, 43 faculty members, and over 20 staff members. The school opened its doors in the fall of 1970 to students from Roy, Hooper, West Haven and the surrounding areas. After Rocky Mountain Junior High opened in 1994, Sand Ridge served students from Roy almost exclusively. Originally, the layout of the school was unique in that the interior of the building was open with no walls to separate classrooms. Since then, partitions and walls were constructed, and in 1992 the school was completely remodeled. Built on a sandy ridge, the school colors of brown and gold, and the “Scorpion” mascot, remain symbolic of the landscape where Sand Ridge proudly stands.
Sand Ridge is located near a Front Runner Station and boasts a beautiful park just to the north that is shared with Roy City. Its athletic fields are magnificent and the school is known for its excellent faculty and diverse student body. The school offers courses in Gate Tech, Project Lead the Way, Creative Writing, Drama, Orchestra, Drama, and Foreign Languages. Clubs like MESA, band, choir, and Science Olympiad are also available for student participation. Sand Ridge’s athletic teams have been top-tier in the district and the school’s Core Test Scores have been on the rise for the past 3 years.
The school’s focus on, Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Safe, promotes a climate that is welcoming, inclusive, and dedicated to a safe learning environment. Students understand their important role in this effort and continue to be a good example in their daily activities at Sand Ridge. Our theme for the year, Better Than You Found It, is a way to inspire all of us in the Sand Ridge community to be productive, positive and uplifting in all things that we do and say. The staff at “The Ridge” are committed to this effort and appreciate a community that is equally dedicated.
Sand Ridge Junior High educates to promote critical thinking, strong character, and learning for life.
Sand Ridge Junior High will have:
- Quality teaching and enhanced student learning opportunities
- Engaged and invested students, teachers, staff, and administrators
- Positive school culture and school pride
Sand Ridge Junior High actively:
- Provides a safe environment.
- Encourages students to be responsible for their learning with support from parents, educators and the community.
- Requires students to meet high expectations in attendance, academics and behavior.
- Promotes character development and life skills.
- Engages students by emphasizing relevance and application.
- Utilizes a variety of teaching strategies and technologies.
Character Ed Themes:
Attitude, Respect, Work Ethic, Initiative, Gratitude, Kindness, Service, Integrity, Honesty, Responsibility, Manners, Compassion, Empathy, Perseverance, Confidence, Loyalty
Implement the MTSS framework, including Restorative Practices, throughout the school setting to encourage positive student behaviors.
Reinforce Systems of Support (S.O.S) to address Academic, including STING SUPPORT, Behavior, S.E.L.
Build and Sustain relationships among students, school personnel, families and community members.
Support programs that will enhance: communications, personnel capacity, school culture, professional development, new teacher supports, character development, and equity.
Enhance content with effective instructional strategies and technology tools.