Shoreline Junior High welcomes students, community
Shoreline Junior High, 1150 S. Westside Drive, Layton, opened its doors to the public Thursday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and back-to-school night.
Designed by VCBO Architecture, the school is similar to West Point, Legacy and Centennial junior high schools. The school includes an enlarged gymnasium, thanks to a partnership with Layton City.
Shoreline is the 17th junior high for Davis School District. It was constructed under the direction of Hughes Construction to relieve overcrowding at Centennial, Farmington and Legacy junior high schools.
The 210,000 square foot building has a student capacity of 1,400. Thank you voters for supporting the 2015 bond election and giving students "Room to Learn."
Board approves tax increase
The Board of Education approved a proposed tax increase following a Truth in Taxation Hearing Tuesday. Nearly two dozen people addressed the board regarding the proposal, the majority in favor.
The district plans to use the funds from the tax increase to offer teachers a competitive wage and attract and retain the best educators possible for its 72,389 students.
The proposed increase amounts to about $58.74 annually on a $338,000 home.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
Magic happens when students return
The month of August brings cooler temperatures (hopefully) and the excitement of another school year.
For two of our elementary schools, another school year has already begun. Sand Springs and Buffalo Point Elementary schools began their new year on July 25. Our other schools will welcome students back on August 20.
For many of our teachers and administrators the school year never ended. We are blessed with the finest educators and support professionals in the state. They have been busily engaged in advanced training to better serve the students in their classrooms.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
72,264 students enrolled in 92 district schools
95% graduation rate
$67M in education and athletic scholarships earned by the Class of 2018
33,250 credits earned toward college through Concurrent Enrollment
7 times on the AP Honor Roll
21immersion schools offering French, Spanish or Chinese
$3M raised by Davis Education Foundation for classroom and innovative grants