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About Butterfield Canyon Elementary

Butterfield Canyon Elementary is located in the rapidly growing city of Herriman.  Our doors were opened in July, 2006.  The staff at Butterfield Canyon are committed to do whatever it takes to help our students be successful.  It is our goal to see our youth become life-long learners who are contributing members of society. Our mission is to help our students LEAD…

Bobcat Mascot
L = Learn daily
E = Empower leadership
A = Achieve goal
D = Discover potential

General Information

  • Butterfield Canyon has approximately 960 students enrolled in Kindergarten through 6th grade.
  • The school has a clean-line design featuring flexible space classrooms, a centrally located media center, a spacious gym with a stage area, and up-to-date computer labs.  Each classroom is equipped with audio enhancement, a document camera, Apple TV, and a digital projector system.
  • Butterfield Canyon is on a traditional school calendar.  School begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Fridays, 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.
  • The teacher/pupil ratio is on average 1:22 in Kindergarten-3rd grades and 1:26 in 4th-6th grades. Actual class sizes may vary year to year.
  • Bus service is provided for students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school.
  • A nutritious breakfast and lunch is prepared and served daily. [Free of charge 2021/22]

School Highlights

  • Butterfield Canyon Elementary staff includes over 40 certified teachers. This number includes specialists in Speech/Language, Psychology and Special Education.  In addition, over 50 classified employees serve in various other positions in the school that provide students with the support services that promote learning and maximize student success.
  • All certified staff hold current teaching certificates with several teachers having earned advanced degrees and educational endorsements beyond the regular teaching certificate.
  • All staff members are formally evaluated on a regular basis for the purpose of improving performance.  Teachers continually participate in professional development courses to improve instructional skills.
  • Butterfield Canyon is a Professional Learning Community where teachers work collaboratively in teams to meet individual student learning needs by providing additional support, intervention, and enrichment.  Teacher teams have a sense of collective responsibility to help all the students in their grade be successful.
  • Instruction in each grade follows the Utah State Core Standards.
  • Butterfield Canyon is a "Leader in Me" school that teaches leadership principles to students. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are embedded in classroom instruction.
  • Technology training is an important aspect of the school curriculum.  Our computer labs enable all students (K-6) to learn and practice keyboarding skills, word processing programs, and work with software in core content areas.
  • Teachers provide direct literacy instruction in both whole group and skill-based group settings.  Math is taught using a variety of methods while utilizing the Math Expressions textbook as a resource.
  • Butterfield Canyon has a before-school choir/drama program that allows students in grades 4-6 to experience the joy of performing vocal music with a group and taking part in a theatrical performance.
  • Butterfield Canyon Elementary follows the Jordan District Dress Code that requires clean, neat, modest clothing.  Students are expected to learn self-discipline and behave appropriately.  If serious problems arise at school – the student, teacher, parents, school counselor, and administration work as a team to find the best solution for the student.
  • An active PTA and School Community Council assist with school activities and regularly give input on important school issues.
  • Students at Butterfield Canyon are taught responsible citizenship as teachers set reasonable limits, reinforce positive behavior, and employ programs to build student self-esteem.
  • Butterfield Canyon students participate in a fitness testing program in 4th-6th grades where students can earn the Buff and Fit Bobcat Awards.
  • Students are given opportunities to develop leadership skills in their classrooms and in school-wide leadership roles.
  • School visitors and volunteers are welcome at Butterfield Canyon.  Through the Learning Links program, volunteers engage in supporting the educational process through their work within the classroom and support at home.  It is our hope to have every family, whose students attend Butterfield Canyon, give of their time and service in the quest to educate the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Butterfield Canyon is a Golden Gate Kids school, which is a pro-social program to help students learn to build positive connections with their classmates, their family and community.

Academic Achievement

2018 School Report Card    Achievement: Commendable         Growth: Typical

The Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3. SAGE assessments provide questions that assess students’ ability to apply higher-order thinking skills and better emulate real tasks students may encounter in education and in life.

SAGE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Office of Education. SAGE assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready for college and careers upon completion of secondary school.

  • 2014-15 SAGE Results for Butterfield Canyon Elementary
  • 2015-16 SAGE Results for Butterfield Canyon Elementary
  • 2016-17 SAGE Results for Butterfield Canyon Elementary
  • 2017-18 SAGE Results for Butterfield Canyon Elementary


Bobcats LEAD by:

  • Learning Daily
  • Empowering Leadership
  • Achieving Goals
  • Discovering Potential                       

Whatever it Takes! (Our staff will do whatever it takes to help our kids be successful!)

School Goals:  

  1. Eighty-five percent of our students improve their GRL/SRI each trimester to be on track to make at least a year's worth of growth in reading by May 2020.
  2. Eighty-five percent of our students will demonstrate mastery on grade level essential math concepts by May 2020.
  3. Implement school-wide leadership roles providing all students with an opportunity to have a school or classroom leadership role to practice the skills they are learning.

Our Mission Statement means  ... 

Learning that challenges all students to achieve their personal best and be successful at the next level is our task. Teacher teams prioritize curriculum to determine the essential concepts and are relentless in ensuring that additional time and support are provided until every student has reached their individual goals.

Empowering leadership at school is the reason students are given leadership practice opportunities and adults provide regular modeling and instruction regarding the 7 Habits. Producing students who can both explain and internalize the habits are high priorities. Success in life requires us to be leaders of our own lives.

Achieving goals provides incredible satisfaction and fulfillment. Students and staff learn to identify areas of concern, write a targeted goal, develop an action plan to reach the goal, and track progress until it is achieved.

Discovering our potential is a priority of everyone at school. BCE is committed to help everyone realize their unique capacity to make the world a better place. A variety of enriching experiences will be offered to students intended to help them develop interests and talents.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Jordan School District adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. The District does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities, admissions practices, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, age, citizenship or disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Jordan School District also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process.

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to the appropriate contact, based on the nature of the inquiry.

Bullying Prevention Plan

  • Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more students. It can take many forms: (1) Physical bullying: hitting and/or punching (2) Verbal bullying: teasing or name calling (3) Non-verbal or emotional bullying: intimidation through gestures, social exclusion and relational aggression (4) Cyber-bullying: sending insulting, threatening or harassing messages by phone or computer, or electronic messaging.  Bullying is not to be tolerated at school and should be reported by any victims or bystanders to a teacher or administrator.

  • Our school team proactively reviews relevant data on school climate, safety, and bullying by identifying vulnerable populations (e.g., racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ youth, students with disabilities) and specific spaces where bullying may be likely to plan supports accordingly.

  • Our school’s staff is trained on school procedures for recognizing, reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring, etc.), and responding to bullying incidents.

  • Students involved in incidents of bullying as targets, aggressors, or witnesses receive support for their individual needs which may include suicide risk assessments, counseling and mental health services (i.e. school mental health team, JFEC), Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), a student wellness plan and/or parent/guardian contact—recognizing that targets, aggressors, and witnesses of bullying are more susceptible to school problems.

  • Our school uses the Leader in Me program and the Golden Gate program as a means for promoting student success and anti-bullying behavior.

Cell Phones and Smart Watches Policies

Cell phones, Smart Watches School Policy
We are beginning to see more students with cellphones or smart watches being brought to school. Please be aware of the policy and review the policy with your child so he or she will keep it properly tucked into a backpack while at school.

Students are welcome to use their cell phones before or after school.  Cell phones may not be used or displayed during the school day. Smart watches are treated like cell phones at school and are not to be worn during the school day. Lost or stolen cell phones and smart watches are not the responsibility of the school personnel. Our school policy is that the 1st time it's out the student can pick it up from the teacher at the end of the day, the 2nd time it happens the student can pick it up from the office at the end of the day and the 3rd time it happens a parent will need to pick it up from the office. Our goal is to provide a safe, instructional environment that is free from distractions and that is aligned with guidelines in our district policy. The exception to this rule is those with a medical purpose that have worked things out with the teacher and the administration. Students are welcome to bring cell phones and smart watches to school as long as they are put away while on school property. They can certainly keep them in their backpacks and put them back on or use them while walking home for convenience and safety, but during the day we have plenty of phones and clocks available for use at the school.