Salt Lake City Schools
Salt Lake County is home to hundreds of
public and private schools. The four public school districts providing K
through 12 educations in the County are: Granite, Jordan, Murray,
and Salt Lake City. Publicly funded
higher education facilities include the University
of Utah and Salt Lake City Community College.
Many other private schools provide quality educations for students of all ages.
Public School Districts:
Granite School District
Salt Lake City School District
Jordan School District
Murray School District
Utah Education Network
Utah Catholic Schools
Grace Lutheran School & Preschool
J.E. Cosgriff Memorial School
Juan Diego Catholic High School
Judge Memorial Catholic High School
Kearns - St. Ann School
Madeleine Choir School
Mount Vernon Academy
Odyssey House School
Our Lady of Lourdes
Pine Ridge Academy
Realms of Inquiry
Rowland Hall-St. Mark's
Salt Lake City Lutheran High School
St. John the Baptist School
St. Vincent School
Sylvan Learning Center
Valley Christian School
West Ridge Academy
Woodland Hills High School
Salt Lake City Community College
Salt Lake City Theological Seminary
University of Utah
Western Governor's University
Utah residents can tout many fine characteristics but one they are most proud of is literacy. Utah ranks second in the nation in the percentage of adults who have completed high school. Plus, 24 percent of Utaheans have four-year college degrees and higher
Utah's average class size is large when compared to other states, yet excellent results are achieved. In fact, nearly half of the state's budget is spent on public education.
More than ten years ago, Utah implemented the Core Curriculum Program, which played a major role in improving the state's education system and in raising student ACT scores. The Class of 1998 continued an upward scoring trend in the ACT with the state exceeding the national average for a decade now.
Utah has 40 public school districts, 55 private/parochial schools, nine public colleges and universities and ten private institutions of higher education. Of these, three are major research universities and two have law schools.
The University of Utah, which encompasses a medical school, is the state's flagship institution and is recognized as one of the premier institutions in the country. The school (enrollment 26,193) is known nationally for its "technology transfer" program, which moves state-of-the-art research into practical applications in the business world. External funding jumped to almost $196 million last year, much of which was designated for research.
Utah State University in Logan is best known nationally for space-related research. The university (enrollment 21,234) secured a record $107 million in research grants last year, which made it first among U.S. universities in research dollars per faculty member.
Brigham Young University (enrollment 32,202) is a private school located in Provo. The university is well known for its computer science program. WordPerfect, Novell and other software firms have been founded by researchers with BYU and University of Utah connections. BYU brought in just under $17 million in outside research grants in 1997.
Nearby in Provo is Utah Valley State College (enrollment 18,174), a four-year institution.
Westminster College (enrollment 2,300) is Utah's only private nondenominational college, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. U.S. News & World Report has named Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the western region for five consecutive years.
Salt Lake City Community College (enrollment 20,583) has been named one of the top 100, two-year colleges in various fields including engineering, computer and information sciences, business management and administrative services.
To the north of Salt Lake City in Ogden is Weber State University (enrollment 14,000), a four-year institution.
Vocational-technical schools and centers, as well as the state's colleges and universities, provide training programs tailored to fit the specific needs of industries at no cost to the employer. More than 25,000 students enroll in vocational education programs each year, primarily through community college courses.
For a directory of the state's schools, including public, private, parochial and higher education, contact the State Office of Education (801) 538-7500.
- contains information from the State of Utah and Salt Lake Chamber