Utah
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Utah Public Schools

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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Utah School Districts by City
Number Of Students 647,372
Number Of Utah Schools 1,053
Number Of Utah School Districts 159
Spending Per Student $7,454

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.0180215921411
4th Grade 42.2545067951684
5th Grade 46.4518417635323
6th Grade 47.0075556491569
7th Grade 44.8202753502177
8th Grade 41.5309968094078
9th Grade 39.0638628005084
10th Grade 40.7316574977538
11th Grade 35.024718364482

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.1410986840092
4th Grade 52.157868689568
5th Grade 49.8023382346715
6th Grade 40.8230392685001
7th Grade 47.7333718798448
8th Grade 42.8063402609484
9th Grade 41.1497306544099
10th Grade 37.5842437827689
11th Grade 59.9636641486844

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 78.3% 51.5%
Black 1.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 17.3% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 36.1% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.3% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Utah Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,051,217 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 36 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 8.6% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 25.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 36.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 19.8% 26.2%
65 Or Older 10.0% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 918,367 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.0% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.5% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.7% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.4% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 15.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 21.0% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.1% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 8.2% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $3,936 $2,547,811,363 52.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $225 $145,903,241 3.0%
Staff $243 $157,236,459 3.3%
General Administration $64 $41,553,781 0.9%
School Administration $404 $261,630,147 5.4%
Operation $609 $394,253,472 8.2%
Transportation $199 $128,894,150 2.7%
Other $179 $115,810,579 2.4%
Total Support $1,924 $1,245,483,689 25.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,594 $1,032,121,942 21.4%
Total Expenditures $7,454 $4,825,423,643 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%