Salt Lake City school information

IndexSalt Lake CityUtahNational
Average Test Scores39%42%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:121:116:1
Total public schools11080279,235
Total private schools3511224,875
Total post-secondary schools19797,965

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  • The average school test scores in Salt Lake City are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 110 public schools in Salt Lake City.
  • 84.8% of people in Salt Lake City have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.0% of people in Salt Lake City have completed high school.
  • 42.1% of people in Salt Lake City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salt Lake City

IndexSalt Lake CityUtahNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%88.7%83.8%
Completed high school84.0%88.2%82.4%
Completed some college69.3%67.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree48.7%40.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors42.1%30.6%29.3%
Completed masters17.9%10.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree7.6%3.0%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.7%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Salt Lake City (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Centerville, UT16,10457%15%
Holladay, UT26,89655%13%
Sandy, UT89,52153%8%
Cottonwood Heights, UT33,93252%6%
Bountiful, UT42,94752%6%
Salt Lake City, UT189,26739%20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Grand Rapids, MI190,73930%38%
Tallahassee, FL185,39550%1%
Huntsville, AL184,13248%2%
Amarillo, TX194,93075%53%
Mobile, AL194,94232%35%
Salt Lake City, UT189,26739%20%
Source: The Salt Lake City, UT education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.