Utah’s Public Schools Add 10,580 Students This Year

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.