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Utah Education

A Profile on Utah Education and Schools


Utah Education

Utah State Office of Education

Utah Superintendent of Education:

Larry K. Shumway

District/School Information

Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days or 450 (K), 810 (1), and 990(2-12) hours is required by Utah state law.

Number of Public School Districts: There are 41 public school districts in Utah.

Number of Public Schools: There are 1060 public schools in Utah. ****

Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 571,586 public school students in Utah. ****

Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 25,615 public school teachers in Utah.****

Number of Charter Schools: There are 76 charter schools in Utah.

Per Pupil Spending: Utah spends $6,314 per pupil in public education. ****

Average Class Size: The average class size In Utah is 22.3 students per 1 teacher. ****

% of Title I Schools: 22.6% of schools in Utah are Title I Schools.****

% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 11.6% of students in Utah are on IEP's. ****

% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 8.1% of students in Utah are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****

% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 41.9% of students in Utah schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****

Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****

White: 79.0%

Black: 1.5%

Hispanic: 14.6%

Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.4%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.4%

School Assessment Data

Graduation Rate: 78.6% of all students entering high school in Utah graduate. **

ACT/SAT rank: 201.5 students per 1000 in Utah had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***

8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****

Math: 283 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Utah. The U.S. average was 283.

Reading: 267 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Utah. The U.S. average was 264.

% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 58.5% of students in Utah go on to attend some level of college. ***

Private Schools

Number of Private Schools: There are 123 private schools in Utah.*

Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 19,377 private school students in Utah.*

Teacher Pay

The average teacher pay for the state of Utah was $42,586.67 in 2009.##

Each individual district in the state of Utah negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.

The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Utah provided by the Jordan School District.

*Data courtesy of Education Bug .

**Data courtesy of ED.gov

***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis

****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics

##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info

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