Logan City School District has a long tradition within Cache Valley, beginning in the 1880’s.
Ellis Elementary School is the oldest, continuously operated, elementary school in Utah, having just celebrated its 120th anniversary. Mount Logan Middle School has been recognized for the past eight years as a School To Watch, a national recognition of outstanding middle schools in the nation. Logan High School took over the Brigham Young College site in 1916 and has produced amazing graduates, including a Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Lars Hansen. Logan High School has consistently produced Presidential Scholars, Sterling Scholars and National Merit Finalists.
The district has recognized the need to provide technology options for students. Currently, the student/device ratio is almost 2 to 1. All classrooms have electronic smart boards that are used by teachers to deliver their instruction. All classrooms also have amplification systems so students are able to clearly hear the teacher and others in the classroom. Mount Logan Middle School has been a leader in technology advancements and is continuing to improve opportunities for their students.
Elementary schools have a focused literacy program that is designed to assist those students who are struggling, as well as assist advanced students to achieve at their highest potential. Over the past four years, the district has instituted a focused math program in the elementary schools that will allow students to have a strong mathematics background as they advance to secondary schools. The program is based on recognized international standards and develops opportunities for students to gain strong arithmetical skills as well as strong conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts.
This year, the district added dual immersion programs at two elementary schools, one focusing on Spanish, and the other Portuguese. It has been amazing to watch students mastering a foreign language as they learn core skills. The program will continue to expand a grade level at a time and will eventually reach the middle and high school levels.
In the coming months, Logan City School District looks forward to sharing more about its programs and opportunities for students and families in Cache Valley Family Magazine. You can find more information about Logan City School District online at www.loganschools.org.