Weber School District

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Weber School District /ˈwbər/ is located in Northern Utah in the heart of Weber County. Nestled within the Wasatch Region it extends from the vast Rocky Mountains and into a portion of the Great Salt Lake.

History[edit]

The District’s origins reach as far back as 1849 when Charilla Abbott became the first school teacher at Brown’s Fort. During the next half century, the school district grew from that one room log cabin into what it is today. In June 1905 the independent schools in Weber County outside of Ogden City Limits were combined into the Weber County School District. Weber High was the first High School in the district, winning the $300,000 building in 1926 by a vote of 733 to 480. Enrollment has increased substantially with student counts of 6,235 in 1949; 19,234 students in 1969; 25,859 students in 1989 to the 30,069 students in 2007.

Financial[edit]

Weber School District is listed as one of the top 6 Utah Counties that spend the most on Education with a projected student enrollment increase of 29.6% from 2007 to 2022. Weber School District is the 5th largest school district in Utah with a teacher to student ratio of 23 to 1. As of the 2006 school year, Weber School District was spending $3,449 per student on institutional expenses with a total of $4,958 per student. As of December 2007, Weber School District employs 1,645 Teachers, 568 Aides along with almost 800 support staff.

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • A. Parley Bates - Located in North Ogden, UT; was originally built in 1964. The school has since added two more expansion projects, the most recent in 2005 which provided nine additional classrooms, a second computer lab, restrooms, and a new gymnasium. The principal is Kitty Barney.[1]
  • Canyon View School
  • Club Heights Elementary - Located in South Ogden and was established in 1950. The principal is Richard Proffer.[2]
  • Country View Elementary - Located in West Haven. It was built in 1979. The current principal is Melissa Copeland.[3]
  • Farr West Elementary - is in the town of Farr West and was built in the year 1984. The current principal is Laura Wright.[4]
  • Freedom Elementary - opened its doors in the fall of 2002. The school is located in Hooper, UT. The current principal is Diane Rockwood.[5]
  • Green Acres Elementary - Located in North Ogden. It first opened in 1977, one of four schools in the district with the same open design plan. Over the years, classrooms were enclosed and in 2008, a wing was added which provided nine new classrooms. The current principal is Lisa Gilstrap.[6]
  • H Guy Child Elementary - is located in the city of South Ogden, Utah. It is named after Henry Guy Child who served as the first mayor of South Ogden and who also served on the Weber School District Board of Education. The school was constructed in 1965 with an additional wing being added on in 1978. The current Principal is Karen Neiswender.[7]
  • Hooper Elementary - is located in the town of the same name. Hooper schools were originally consolidated into one central school in 1905 on what is now the corner of 5500 S and 5900 W. It was remodeled in 1938. In 1970 this school was demolished and the present school was built. In 2007 Weber District added a 22,200 square foot addition which includes a gymnasium, computer lab, and ten additional classrooms to the school. The current Principal is David Gerstheimer.[8]
  • Kanesville Elementary - is located in the city of West Haven. It opened its doors in 1977 and still remains standing with a new addition added in 2009. The current principal is Scott Zellmer.[9]
  • Lakeview Elementary - is located in Roy, Utah. Lakeview opened its’ doors in the fall of 1954. The current principal is Shirley Passey.[10]
  • Lomond View Elementary - is located in Pleasant View, Utah. The school was originally constructed in 1959. Six additional classrooms and an enclosed ramp connecting the upper and lower concourses were added in 1967. In 1985, extensive modifications were made including the addition of a large gymnasium and storage areas, four new classrooms, a new media center, and an enlarged kitchen space. Spring of 2011 brought a new coat of paint and updated floor coverings to most of the common areas of the school and the Northern classrooms. The current principal is Kevin Chase.[11]
  • Majestic Elementary is located in Harrisville, Utah. It opened its doors in the fall of 1998. The Principal is David Wallace.[12]
  • Mar Lon Hills Elementary is located in South Ogden, Utah. Mar Lon Hills has an interesting name that is rich in South Ogden history. Before there was a Mar Lon Hills, the land was owned by Marie and James Alonzo "Lonnie" Stephens. Mr. Stephens was an active community member who would get up early in the morning during winter months and, using a V-shaped plow hitched to his horse, would open pathways along Adams Avenue so the children could get to the local school safely. Later, he served on the South Ogden City Council for 10 years and helped shape our Burch Creek/South Ogden area. During Mar Lon Hills' construction in 1960, Lonnie named the school in honor of his sister Mary (Mar) and after himself (Lon). The school was contracted at a cost of $354,900 by Wayne Jensen Construction Company and was completed in March 1961. The current principal is Melanie Stokes.[13]
  • Midland Elementary is located in Roy, Utah. Midland was completed in 1985. The original building had twenty-six full size classrooms along with a multipurpose room complete with a stage, and an open library. Nearly ten years later the library was enclosed and an additional eight classrooms were built on the north end of the existing building. The current principal is Mary Jo Williams.[14]
  • Municipal Elementary is located in Roy, Utah. It's current principal is Joel Frederiksen.
  • North Ogden Elementary is named after the city it is located in.The original North Ogden Elementary was built about 1937. In 2009, a new North Ogden Elementary was opened just 500 feet east of original building. The old building was torn down that same year. The current Principal is David Rhees.[15]
  • North Park Elementary is located in the north end of Roy, Utah. North Park was built in 1959, and was designed as an open concept school. Its large frying pan design was considered an example of one of our nation’s exceptional modern architectural schools. In 1960-1961, ten more classes were added to the school, completing the circle. The current principal is Joanne Hobbs.[16]
  • Pioneer Elementary is located in Marriot-Slaterville, Utah. The current Principal is Micheal Skeen.[17]
  • Plain City Elementary is named after the city in which it is located. Currently surrounded by open grazing fields and farmland, Plain City Elementary was built in 2007 replacing the previous 1906 location which is approximately one mile to the west in the heart of old “downtown” Plain City. The old Plain City Elementary was a patchwork of additions and remodels dating back to 1906 and forward to 1984. The current principal is Karla Porter.[18]
  • Riverdale Elementary is named in honor of the city of Riverdale Utah. Riverdale Elementary was built in 1967 after the original school burned down. The current Principal is Thomas Lee.[19]
  • Roosevelt Elementary is located in Washington Terrace. Roosevelt Elementary, named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt, first opened as a six room school with 204 students on September 9, 1957. The school was built to relieve over crowded Washington Terrace Elementary. In 1958 eight more rooms were added. The current principal is Justin Skeen.[20]
  • Roy Elementary is in the city of Roy. The school has been in existence since the late 1800s although the original building has been rebuilt and added onto several times. The current principal is Shelly Roberts.[21]
  • Uintah Elementary is located in South Ogden, Utah. Uintah Elementary opened its doors for the 1977-78 school year on August 29, 1977. It was dedicated on March 1, 1978. The current principal is Quinn Karlinsey.[22]
  • Valley Elementary is located in Eden, Utah. It was completed in 2009 in time for the 2009-2010 school year. The current principal is David Hales.[23]
  • Valley View Elementary is located in Roy, Utah. It was built in 1964, and was designed as an open concept building. The building was separated into 6 pods each of which have 3 classrooms which were not separated by walls or partitions. In the late 80's, the pods had accordion curtains installed that were used to separate the classrooms. Within the last 10 years, the school has undergone renovations which include a new computer lab, a new library and the accordion curtains were replaced with walls and storage units. The carpet has all been recently replaced and the walls have been freshly painted. The current principal is Darlene Sangiorgio and the mascot is the Vikings.[24]
  • Washington Terrace is located in Washington Terrace. The sixteen-room school building was completed in the 1945. Fifty years later in 1996 a new building was constructed on the city park southwest of the old school. Following the dedication of the new building the old school was torn down and made into a beautiful new city park with walking trails.[25]
  • West Haven is named after the city where it is located. It was completed in 2004. The current Principal is Brent Wayment.[26]
  • West Weber Elementary is located in western unincorporated Weber County. West Weber currently has the oldest structure in Weber School District. Part of the building was built in 1928. When you drive by the school you can still identify the old building by looking at the paned windows and intricate brick work on the façade. There have been several additions to the building since to bring it to its current look. The current principal is Michael Geilmann.[27]

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  18. ^ "Plain City Elementary". Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Riverdale Elementary". Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Roosevelt Elementary". Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
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  22. ^ "Uintah Elementary". Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
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  24. ^ "Valley View Elementary". Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
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  26. ^ "West Haven Elementary". 
  27. ^ "West Weber Elementary". 

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