Schools Add 10,580 Students

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s public schools added 10,580 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 644,476, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. This represents a 1.67 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 633,896.

Utah public schools conduct a census of students annually on Oct. 1. The data for the 2016 count is available online now at www.schools.utah.gov/data/Reports/Enrollment-Demographics.aspx.

Other items of interest found in this year’s enrollment count include:

  • Charter school enrollment grew by 5.9 percent to 71,494 students. Charters now account for 11 percent of Utah public school enrollment.
  • The five largest school districts in Utah are:
    • Alpine                  77,343
    • Davis                   71,021
    • Granite                 67,177
    • Jordan                  52,507
    • Canyons               34,017

 

  • The five smallest school districts in Utah are:
    • Daggett               183
    • Tintic                    244
    • Piute                     280
    • Wayne                 450
    • Rich                      497

 

  • The five largest district high schools are:
    • Granger High (Granite District)                                                                 3,557
    • Westlake High (Alpine District)                                                                 2,865
    • Herriman High (Jordan District)                                                                2,818
    • Copper Hills High (Jordan District)                                                           2,786
    • Hunter High (Granite District)                                                                   2,668

 

  • The five largest charter schools are:
    • Providence Hall (K-12, Herriman)                                              2,149
    • Utah Virtual Academy (K-12, online)                                                       2,028
    • American Leadership Academy (K-12, Spanish Fork)                            1,728
    • American Preparatory Academy-Accelerated (K-12, WVC) 1,432
    • American International School (K-12, Murray)                                      1,322

 

  • Racial and ethnic minority students comprise 25 percent of Utah’s school population. This represents 161,050 students.
  • Low income students comprise 35 percent of Utah’s student population. This represents 223,470 students.
  • 4 percent of Utah students are receiving special education services. This represents 73,171 students.
  • 2 percent of Utah students are considered English language learners. This represents 39,680 students.

www.schools.utah.gov

 

 

 

 

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