Utah’s School Population

Utah’s Total Public School Population Tops 600,000;

Charter Schools Top 50,000

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s public school student population reached 600,985, according to official Oct. 1 headcount figures released today by the Utah State Office of Education. This represents 13,240 additional students over 2011, or a growth rate of 2.2 percent.

Utah’s charter school population topped the 50,000-student mark for the first time in 2012 with 50,801 students. This represents about 8 percent of Utah’s public school population and a 13.2 percent increase in charter school population over 2011.

Alpine School District in the north end of Utah County remains the state’s largest school district with 70,811 students while Davis School District broke out of its 2011 tie with Granite School District to become the state’s second largest district with 68,342 students. Granite School District now has a student population of 67,600. With 181 students, Daggett School District in the northeast corner of the state, is Utah’s smallest.

The Utah State Office of Education annually collects data on student enrollment in Utah’s public schools on Oct. 1.

Here are some highlights of the Utah’s 2012 Student Count:

Total: 600,985

Kindergarteners: 50,388

Boys: 308,978 (51%)

Girls: 292,006 (49%)

Minorities: 137,647 (23%)

Economically Disadvantaged.: 219,901 (36.6%)

Economically disadvantaged Minority: 89,831 (15%) (41% of Econ Disadv are minorities)

Hispanic: 93,166 (15.5%)

Granite District

Total: 67,700

Minorities: 29,993 (44%)

Economically Disadvantaged: 30,938 (46%)

Salt Lake District

Total: 23,759

Minorities: 13,719 (58%)

Economically disadvantaged: 17,168 (72%)

Ogden District

Total: 12,570

Economically disadvantaged: 9,726 (78%)

San Juan District

Total: 3,064

Minorities: 1,769 (58%)

Economically disadvantaged: 2,077 (68%)

Canyons

Total: 33,528

Minorities: 16,119 (48%)

Economically disadvantaged: 10,514 (31%)

www.schools.utah.gov

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