1720 West 1460 North • Provo, Utah 84604 • Phone: (801) 374-4870 • Fax: (801) 374-4873






Summer Hours

Posted-June 2nd, 2014
The summer school hours will be from 9:00 - 12:00 on June 3rd - 5th, June 9th - 12th, July 29 - 30th and will return to regular hours of 9:00 - 3:00 starting in August. Due to parking lot construction it will be very difficult to access the front door without parking some distance away and walking around construction. If you need assistance with access, please let us know by calling at 801-374-4870 to make accommodations. 


Engineering Night

3rd Grade Family Engineering Night

Posted-May 13th, 2014
Westridge Elementary held its annual Engineering Night for the third grade students and their families in anticipation for starting the STEM focus program in 4th grade. The auditorium was filled with families working with each other to build hot chocolate machines. Mrs. Ballard led the activity, but the students took over quickly as they planned, created, tested, and revised their engineering ideas. Families had a good time working together. 

Several 5th grade students, who have been STEM focus students for two years, were on hand to help families work through the engineering design process. The night was a success! There were many different designs developed, built, and successfully tested.

Ballroom Dance Trophy

Westridge Elementary Ballroom

Posted-April 28th, 2014
Westridge Elementary Ballroom has competed in three events this year. In every event they have received top awards. In the final competition of the year at Brigham Young University, the Westridge Ballroom team as a whole took first place. (See pictures from the competition) The team will be showing off their talent on May 2nd for the 3rd - 6th grade students.

You can also be a part of the Ballroom team next year. If you will be an interested 4th - 6th grade student next year you can sign up now to be a part of the team. Space is limited and so it is important for you to jump on the opportunity. Sign up forms will be available in the office! We love our Westridge Wildcats.

Check Out The New Website

Posted-April 28th, 2014
The elementary websites are being redesigned and Westridge gets to be the first school to be updated. There are some really nice changes and it's always good to have a new look.

Here are some of the new features:

  • New Spotlight page- Find out what is going on at your school and in the classrooms. This is the first page you will see when you go to the website.
  • Navigation- With the sidebar it will be easier than ever to get to the page you want.
  • Panel Sliders- It is now very easy to see school information, the school calendar, links to teacher sites and student achievement info. It's all only one click away.
  • District Links- Links to district information is now separated from the school site and very easy to find. One click give you a drop down menu for easy access to the district information.
  • Email the Website Manager- Quick Links contain easy access to the schools Content Manager. If you have a suggestion or find a problem let the school know.

Check back often to see what is going on at our school!


Spotlight/School News


Westridge Mission Statement 

At Westridge we want every student to enjoy school, engage in learning, and achieve high levels of success! 

 Important News

Congratulations to the Westridge Ballroom Team! They took first place at the end of year BYU elementary ballroom competition. We are very proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

     Pictures from the Ballroom Dance Competition


     March 30th, 31st, and April 1st - Shakespeare Play at CAS

     April 3rd - District Wide Early Out, 1:30 p.m.

     April 7th - 11th - Spring Break - No School

     April 14th - Westridge Early Out, 1:30 p.m.

     April 15th - Netsmartz Assembly

     April 15th - Community Council Meeting, 12:00 p.m.

     April 15th - Every Day Heroes! Support Paraprofessionals Day 

     April 18th - Kindergarten Registration for 2014 - 2015, 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

     April 21st - 25th - Teacher Appreciation Week

     May 2nd - Westridge 5K and Assembly


 School Office Hours

Monday - Thursday  -  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday  -  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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Amazon will donate part of their earnings to Westridge Elementary!


 Safety Information From District:

The district has released the following letter concerning school safety in our district.

School Safety Letter


School Safety Letter (Spanish Version)




Parent Link

We have a new system called Parent Link.  This system will call home when a student has been marked absent and it is unexcused. If you receive an attendance message, please take the initiative to call the school and excuse the absence. State law requires us to maintain attendance records and intervene when there is inconsistent attendance. The Parent Link system should also be calling to remind parents to deposit money in lunch accounts, and will have the capacity to send other important messages home as well. Look for more instructions on the Parent Link system in the coming days. You will be able to log onto the system and adjust settings so the calls will come to different numbers or through text messaging as needed.

 Reading Plus  

Westridge Reads Blog

Check out the new Westridge Library Blog, a place where Westridge Wildcats can share and discuss the great books they are reading.  Students also post stories and poems they have written.


Notes From The OfficeCold Weather and Sickness
Please make sure your child comes to school PREPARED to be out in the cold.  Also, please do not send a child to school if they have a fever or are vomiting.  Thank you!


Westrige Enters The World of Social Media
With social media becoming such a powerful way to share info., Westridge is starting to move ahead.  Follow us on Facebook.  Like us to find out current school information.  


Important School Safety Reminders:

    • ALL visitors need to check in at the office and get a visitor's badge before going anywhere in the school.
    • Please do not park in the drop off zone in the mornings. If you need to walk your children in, please park in a designated parking stall. The same is true during afternoon pickup. Park only in designated stalls.
     • When dropping off children, enter on the east side only and exit in two lines only on the west side.
    • Roller blades, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not to be ridden or used on school grounds and in the building. Before entering onto school property, students need to remove roller blades, carry skateboards and walk their scooters and bikes. All bikes brought to the school should be properly stored in one of the bikes racks provided by the school. It is strongly recommended that all students lock their bikes.
           Thank you for your help and cooperation!


Utah Write
      Westridge 5th grade students have access to an online writing program called Utah Write. Utah Write has over 20 topics for students to write papers on in the Practice section of the site. It scores your student's paper immediately according to the Six Traits writing program on a scale of 1 to 5 and gives feedback on how your student can improve their paper. Students can revise their papers and resubmit them up to 10 times to improve their scores.
      Utah Write also provides lessons to help your student improve their writing. The program will automatically recommend certain lessons based on your student's writing, but there are also other lessons your student can use under the Learn section of the site.
Westridge has just acquired 3 student computers for each classroom. During center time we will have 20 minute rotations for students to work on Utah Write. Every 2 weeks students will receive a writing assignment to enter into Utah Write.
      Students can also work on Utah Write at home since it can be used anywhere with an internet connection. They can work on their papers, writing and revising, and on the lessons Utah Write provides. Parents can go online with the student and see their papers and scores. We encourage you to have your students practice their writing using Utah Write and monitor their scores and progress. We hope you will be able to utilize this program to the fullest extent possible!


kidAn important reminder that all passengers in vehicles must be buckled up . . .it's the law. Please drive cautiously as you enter and exit school grounds.


School History
Westridge Elementary, located on Grandview Hill in Provo, is a school where children are treasured. They come to learn, succeed, grow and become the best they can be!

Westridge opened its doors in 1980 as the first year-round school in Utah. Although no longer year-round, the school has continued a tradition of innovation and academic excellence in a nurturing and caring environment.

We have a superb staff who work diligently to make Westridge an ideal environment for learning and growth! We welcome all students, parents, visitors and volunteers!


School Information

Cory Anderson

Principal's Website

Shanna Ballard


Denece Kitto


Linda Phillips

Financial Secretary

Maureen Holdaway


Cathy Ford

Nutrition Manager

Karen Mogensen

Nutrition Secretary

Sarah Christoffersen

Media Center
Link to Website

Sue Matthews

Special Education

Sue Pope

Numeracy Coach

Dora Baca


Kathy Francis

Link to Website

Patrice Parker

Link to Website

Rachel Leber

Link to Website

Elaine Jeppesen

First Grade
Link to Website

Laurel Dean Karlsven

First Grade
Link to Website

Jerrie Reader

First Grade
Link to Website

Karen Schwen

First Grade
Link to Website

Debbie Spadafora

First Grade
Link to Website

Kathy Giles

Second Grade
Link to Website

Tawni Donakey

Second Grade
Link to Website

Ashley Gubler

Sedond Grade
Link to Website

Erin Wright

Second Grade
Link to Website

Taylor Gardiner

Second Grade
Link to Website

Shanna Bonnett

Third Grade
Link to Website

Amber Maio

Third Grade
Link to Website

Emily Hepworth

Third Grade
Link to Website

Jessica Call

Third Grade
Link to Website

Terri Francis

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Harmony Kartchner

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Elizabeth Taylor

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Alise Burgess

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Mashell Brown

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

Alison Fuller

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

Megan Jenkins

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

Maddie Carr

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

John Jackman

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Lisa Hatch

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Chris Fuhriman

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Rachel Savage

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Cindy Taylor

Fifth Grade
Link to Website

Pam Fossum

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Stephanie Stuart

Link to Website

Sarah Payton


Carolina Parodi


Links to Class Websites



Westridge Criterion-Referenced Tests

Percent Proficient

Language Arts

3rd Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 96% 94% 85% 89%
District 85% 85% 88% 87%
State 79% 79% 80% 80%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 3rd Grade Language Arts Data


4rd Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 98% 94% 94% 93%
District 87% 87% 86% 89%
State 78% 76% 79% 79%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Language Arts Data


5th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 95% 95% 93% 95%
District 84% 88% 88% 86%
State 79% 78% 81% 81%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Language Arts Data


6th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 95% 95% 93% 93%
District 87% 90% 89% 90%
State 80% 81% 82% 83%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Language Arts Data




3rd Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 93% 93% 81% 90%
District 78% 82% 86% 87%
State 72% 77% 77% 78%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 3rd Grade Math Data


4th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 97% 95% 94% 93%
District 81% 86% 85% 89%
State 76% 78% 80% 80%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Math Data


5th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 92% 94% 91% 95%
District 84% 85% 85% 87%
State 78% 77% 79% 81%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Math Data


6th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 94% 90% 91% 94%
District 79% 85% 85% 89%
State 72% 77% 77% 78%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Math Data




4th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 77% 75% 84% 90%
District 68% 70% 70% 80%
State 65% 66% 70% 71%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Science Data


5th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 84% 85% 84% 82%
District 73% 77% 77% 78%
State 74% 75% 76% 78%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Science Data


6th Grade 2010 2011 2012 2013
Westridge 84% 85% 82% 85%
District 78% 81% 80% 83%
State 75% 76% 76% 76%

Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Science Data

Achievement Data