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





Westridge Summer Hours


July 27 - August 18

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The Library will be open

every Wednesday

from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Have a great summer!!


First Day of School - August 19, 2015


Registrating Students for 2015-2016

If you need to register a student for the upcoming school year,
please follow the instructions below: 
Start the registration process at forms.provo.edu.
If you don't have access to a computer and/or internet,
please come to the school during the summer hours
and use one of our computers.   
To complete registration, you will need to bring in the following:
     - Proof of Address  (i.e.:  Provo City Utilities, Mortgage or
                                                Rental Agreement)
     - Birth Certificate
     - Immunizations
  We will not accept your child's registration
unless we have all of the above turned in.



Principal Thomas

Becky Thomas has been chosen as the new principal at Westridge Elementary School. Becky is currently a facilitator and she will be replacing our current principal, Cory Anderson, on July 1, 2015.  Westridge is very excited to have a former alumnus become its newest administrative leader, and Mrs. Thomas is excited to keep working with the great staff, students, parents, and community of Westridge.  

 SEP Conferences - February 25 & 26

Students participate in the Geography Bee!

Posted-January 26th, 2015

On January 14th, students throughout 3rd - 6th grades participated in the Geography Bee. Individual classrooms held their own competitions to narrow down the participants to eleven. Spencer Gardner became the 2014-2015 Geography Bee champion!

Westridge Students Enjoy Opportunities to Help Each Other Learn

Posted-December 16th, 2014

In classrooms throughout the school, students from upper grades team up with lower grade students under teacher supervision to help and teach them. Whether its reading a book, working on a project, or practicing math facts, students have loved the opportunity to work with each other. Another reason Westridge Elementary is an awesome place to learn!

Westridge Elementary Collective Group of Minions Celebrate With Students


Posted - November 3rd, 2014

Halloween haunted the hallways of Westridge Elementary on Friday, October 31st. Teachers united with minionesque getups to celebrate with students a day of fun.


Recess Guidelines

Posted-November 11, 2014

If you have any questions about the recess guidelines and the new "School Flag Program", please click here for information from www.airnow.gov/schoolflag.

We check the air quality every morning and post a flag on the flag pole according to the air quality found at http://www.airquality.utah.gov.  


 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! 



     July 27 - August 7  -  Summer School by Invitation Only


     August 19  -  First Day of School for 2015-2016 School Year



Summer Office Hours

June 1 - 4 and June 8 - 11
Monday - Thursday  -  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July 27 - August 18
Monday - Friday  -  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



 School Year Office Hours

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


Westridge History Video

Along with the video you can click this link to see a powerpoint slideshow of the data of Westridge from the last available State assessment.


 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.


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

Chris Sorensen

Interim Principal
Principal's Website

Jack Kingsford


Becky Thomas


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

Amber Sheffer

Extended Day Kindergarten
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 Richins

Second Grade
Link to Website

Merissa Cowley

Second Grade
Link to Website

Elizabeth Taylor

Second Grade
Link to Website

Shanna Bonnett

Third Grade
Link to Website

Amber Maio

Third Grade
Link to Website

Jessica Lyon

Third Grade
Link to Website

Tedi Hobbins

Third Grade
Link to Website

Alise Pericle

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Mark Nance

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Meghan Ryan

Fourth Grade
Link to Website

Kimberly Sessions

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

John Jackman

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Natalie Bruening

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Lisa Hatch

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Chris Fuhriman

Sixth Grade
Link to Website

Logan Mckinney

Link to Website

Sarah Payton


Carolina Parodi


Marie Stone

After School Program
Link to Website

Links to Class Websites



Westridge 2014 SAGE Tests

Percent Proficient

2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.

Third Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 61% 54% 44%
Math 50% 52% 44%


Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 70% 54% 42%
Math 78% 60% 48%
Science 74% 50% 43%


Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 54% 53% 42%
Math 70% 59% 44%
Science 57% 51% 46%


Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 61% 53% 43%
Math 66% 48% 35%
Science 55% 51% 46%


Historic Criterion-Referenced Tests


Achievement Data



The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.

Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.

For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or donnan@provo.edu.

Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.

For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or rebeccavo@provo.edu.