Oakridge Elementary is located in the east area of Granite School District. It was built in 1962 to serve the students east of Wasatch Boulevard in the Olympus Cove area. The school has 21 teaching stations, including one “rental” Montessori. Oakridge is an “Art Works for Kids” school and a recipient of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program grant which provides enrichment in the areas of music, dance, and fine arts. A music specialist, visual arts specialist, and dance specialist integrate the arts into the CORE curriculum. Beginning Fall 2017, there will be a dedicated STEM room and community room. The philosophy at Oakridge is to provide a well-rounded, enriched curriculum to help students reach their highest potential. Oakridge was a ‘SMART Board Showcase’ school and was designated as a ‘National 2008 No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon School’. Oakridge test scores are among the highest in the state of Utah and across the nation.
Oakridge Elementary serves approximately 450 students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Computers and Technology
Oakridge has 36 HP computers serving students one to two hours each week. Each classroom has one to two computers networked to the computer lab. Technology equipment available to teachers and students include five Chromebook carts and one cart of iPod Touches. All classrooms have projectors, audio enhancement, document cameras, and SMART Boards which are interactive whiteboards that engage students in their learning.
Students promoted from Oakridge attend Churchill Junior High and Skyline High School.