William Penn is located in the suburbs of the east foothills of Salt Lake County. Originally built in 1924, the school was demolished at the conclusion of the 2003 school year. In November of 2004, the students and faculty moved into the stunning new building.
William Penn Elementary serves 650 students in grades K-6. Ethnic makeup:
86.6% are Caucasian
8.2% are Hispanic-Latino
3.6% are Asian
1.7% are African Amerian
William Penn has a Spanish dual-immersion program in grades 1st through 6th. Students rotate classes to benefit from both learning in Spanish and English.
Computers and Technology
Each classroom is networked for access to the school’s lab, forming a school wide network. SmartBoards will be housed in each classroom by the end of fall 2013. Trained teachers have access to a cart of iPod Touches to enhance learning of the core curriculum. Besides access to student computers in the classroom, the school has two labs, each with thirty-five computers to use as writing/research/productivity stations, which allows greater flexibility to track math, language arts, and reading progress.
William Penn Elementary students attend Evergreen Junior High or Olympus Junior High and Olympus High School.