Salt Lake City school information

IndexSalt Lake CityUtahNational
Average Test Scores39%42%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:121:116:1
Total public schools11080279,221
Total private schools3511224,874
Total post-secondary schools19797,963
The Salt Lake City, UT educational system consists of 110 public schools, 35 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools. Salt Lake City public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 8% lower than than the Utah average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salt Lake City public schools is 20:1, compared to 21:1 in Utah and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.2% have completed high school, 44.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 85.7% of people in Salt Lake City have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.2% of people in Salt Lake City have completed high school.
  • 44.4% 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 grade85.7%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school85.2%88.6%83.0%
Completed some college70.6%68.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.3%41.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.4%31.7%30.3%
Completed masters19.4%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.0%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.0%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Centerville, UT16,72757%15%
Holladay, UT30,79355%13%
Sandy, UT93,14153%8%
Cottonwood Heights, UT34,27452%6%
Bountiful, UT43,42852%6%
Salt Lake City, UT191,44639%20%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mobile, AL193,71732%35%
Grand Rapids, MI193,88730%38%
Huntsville, AL188,97348%2%
Tallahassee, FL188,46650%1%
Augusta, GA196,78422%56%
Salt Lake City, UT191,44639%20%
Source: The Salt Lake City, UT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.