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Mission Statement

Joel P. Jensen Middle School commits to preparing all students for lifetime opportunities by fostering a respectful environment, encouraging individual responsibilities, and offering rigorous academic experiences and standards.

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Rigorous

School Details

Joel P. Jensen Middle School is located in West Jordan. The goal of Joel P. Jensen is to provide a meaningful academic, social, and emotional environment.

  • The school serves about 900 students in grades seven, eight, and nine.
  • Joel P. Jensen, opened in 1984. The school is completely accessible to everyone.
  • The school operates on a standard nine-month calendar. School begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
  • All staff members are certified to teach in their assignment area of expertise. All teachers and administrators are evaluated on a regular basis.
  • The curriculum follows guidelines set by Jordan District and the Utah State Board of Education. In addition to basic subjects, students are offered a variety of classes in music, art, vocational education, and foreign language.
  • A qualified staff provides resource education for students who require a more individualized program of study.
  • Honors and AP programs are provided for students who meet the criteria.
  • We have a high level of expectations for students to maintain attendance, discipline, and dress code standards.
  • Joel P. Jensen provides a breakfast and lunch program.
  • An active PTA and School Community Council support continuous input regarding community needs and concerns. Both groups meet regularly.
  • Community volunteers are always welcome. Volunteers provide a variety of support services to the school.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the school. All visitors are asked to check in at the office upon arrival.
  • Our school encourages student involvement and provides many opportunities for students to develop leadership skills.
  • Our students participate in MESA, science competitions, leadership conferences, and music festivals.