"Tradition is a part of us, and throughout the halls of Jordan there are individuals which make Jordan stand tall within that tradition. To parallel our lives with the greatness it takes to maintain the tradition is evident in the football stands or the classroom or any other phase of life associated with Jordan.
"We create respect in victory and we maintain a silent spirit in defeat, knowing that our efforts are set at the top. Though each of us are different, we can all unite in taking credit for Jordan's accomplishments and pride in being a beetdigger." -John Bishop, class of '74
Founded in 1907, Jordan High School is one of Utah’s premier high schools. Jordan High School is located in the heart of Canyons School District. The original building, which dates from 1914, has been replaced with a modern new facility located a couple of blocks to the south. Jordan High served the all-rural community of southern Salt Lake Valley. Today, Jordan's student body is a rich mixture of urban, suburban, and rural lifestyles and varied socio-economic levels.
Jordan High Students are known as the "Beetdiggers." The mascot dates from the school's early days when students were dismissed from school each fall to help farmers harvest the sugar beets. Although the sugar beet industry is now gone, the school proudly continues the "Beetdigger" spirit and traditions. Each year at the opening assembly student government officers top sugar beets and take a bite.
Jordan High's mission is to help students recognize their worth, provide each one with a quality education, assure a safe learning environment, help students prepare to assume their responsibilities as adults, and accept and appreciate their individuality.