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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Utah School Districts by City
Number Of Students 635,577
Number Of Utah Schools 1,052
Number Of Utah School Districts 156
Spending Per Student $7,603

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.5278234441339
4th Grade 42.5436702587889
5th Grade 47.348494453821
6th Grade 47.5967678113632
7th Grade 43.9390150135775
8th Grade 42.2962919525424
9th Grade 40.8332106568272
10th Grade 44.1929090960794
11th Grade 37.0896183687285

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.3700166635393
4th Grade 52.3089401199738
5th Grade 49.9571820550137
6th Grade 41.384854587902
7th Grade 47.7539545704953
8th Grade 44.347004420064
9th Grade 41.4832567852259
10th Grade 37.483781554761
11th Grade 47.4176267741158

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 78.6% 52.0%
Black 1.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 17.1% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 36.9% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.1% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.2% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 22.95
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Utah Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,995,919 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 35 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 8.8% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 25.1% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 36.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 19.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 9.7% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 906,292 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.2% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.2% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.1% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.0% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.6% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.0% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 21.1% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.5% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 8.7% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,015 $2,551,703,250 52.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $230 $146,073,216 3.0%
Staff $247 $157,247,677 3.3%
General Administration $66 $41,646,191 0.9%
School Administration $414 $263,052,727 5.4%
Operation $621 $394,970,370 8.2%
Transportation $203 $128,949,314 2.7%
Other $182 $115,919,545 2.4%
Total Support $1,964 $1,248,056,920 25.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,625 $1,032,740,122 21.4%
Total Expenditures $7,603 $4,832,506,566 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%