Utah’s public schools added 11,743 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 633,896, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education.
This represents a 1.9 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 622,153. Utah added eight district and nine charter schools this year to meet increased enrollment need.
Utah public schools conduct a census of students annually on Oct. 1. The data for the 2015 count is available online now at www.schools.utah.gov/data/
Other items of interest found in this year’s enrollment count include:
- Charter school enrollment grew by 9.0 percent to 67,509 students. Charters now account for just over 10 percent of Utah public school enrollment.
- The five largest school districts in Utah are:
- Alpine 75,307
- Davis 69,879
- Granite 67,822
- Jordan 52,324
- Canyons 33,899
- The five smallest school districts in Utah are:
- Daggett 181
- Tintic 258
- Piute 291
- Wayne 469
- Rich 492
- The five largest district high schools are:
- Granger High (Granite District) 3,109
- Copper Hills High (Jordan District) 2,711
- Hunter High (Granite District) 2,661
- Lehi High (Alpine District) 2,645
- Herriman High (Jordan District) 2,623
- The five largest charter schools are:
- Providence Hall (K-12, Herriman) 2,059
- Utah Virtual Academy (K-12, online) 1,917
- American Leadership Academy (K-12, Spanish Fork) 1,799
- American Preparatory Academy-Accelerated (K-12, WVC) 1,333
- American International School (K-12, Murray) 1,202
- Racial and ethnic minority students comprise 24.5 percent of Utah’s school population. This represents 155,539 students.
- Low-income students comprise 35 percent of Utah’s student population. This represents 222,080 students.
- 11.3 percent of Utah students are receiving special education services. This represents 71,859 students.
- 6.1 percent of Utah students are considered English language learners. This represents 38,429 students.