Avg. test scores 6%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 46%
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Salt Lake City school information

IndexSalt Lake CityUtahNational
Average Test Scores45%45%48%
Student/Teacher ratio20:121:116:1
Total public schools11080279,221
Total private schools3511224,874
Total post-secondary schools19797,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Salt Lake City are 6% 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%

      Salt Lake City, UT School Districts

      • Salt Lake City School District

      There are a total of 110 public schools, 35 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools in Salt Lake City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Salt Lake City, UT schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Salt Lake City, UT, an average of 85.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Centerville, UT16,72761%26.1%
      Cottonwood Heights, UT34,27459%22.6%
      Sandy, UT93,14158%19.5%
      West Bountiful, UT5,43654%12.2%
      Bountiful, UT43,42851%5.5%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,44645%5.5%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Grand Rapids, MI193,88737%22.4%
      Tallahassee, FL188,46654%12.4%
      Augusta, GA196,78424%50.2%
      Grand Prairie, TX185,63147%1.5%
      Amarillo, TX197,57048%1.3%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,44645%5.5%
      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.