Utah Superintendent of Education:Larry K. Shumway
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****
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. ***
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.*
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