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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Salt Lake School District is an above average, public school district located in Salt Lake City, UT. It has 23,165 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Salt Lake School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1290
172 responses
Average ACT
26
939 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,165
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,567
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,448/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$39,768
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,114
National
$184,700

Salt Lake School District Reviews

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Overall pretty great experience throughout my years in this district! I grew up going to this district and haven’t really known anything else, but from what I have experienced, it’s generally pretty good. I would like to see funding get distributed better in terms of how much money the athletic departments receive versus how much the arts get. I believe it would also be beneficial to have better screening for teachers because a lot of the high school grade teachers shouldn’t be hired if they don’t know how to teach or don’t understand how to interact with developing minds. We are the future, and need to be treated as such.
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I’ve had a really good experience overall. All of my professors have been great! The websites they use are super easy to navigate. If you have an IT problem it is super quick to get fixed. They are all on top of their game for sure. I did have one person answer the phone that gave me wrong information, but I called back and spoke to someone who gave me the correct info.
The Salt Lake School District has a lot of resources for when you need help for ways to pay for lunch and classes. I appreciate that they put so much work into helping the lower-income families and families that the parents work longer periods of time than others. The district does a lot to help to push kids to try new things which I think is very important to develop character. I do have to say some of their downsides is that their health class does teach much on how to prevent pregnancy, or at least they don't talk about all the ways to prevent it, abstinence isn't the only way to prevent pregnancy. I think they should do more to help the LGBTQ+ students in general, some examples are found ways to stop bullying towards them, all-gender bathrooms, add some LGBTQ+ history into the course, etc. Lastly, I think they should inform students more about the counseling they have access to whether is for stress or planing the future ahead, I just think the student knows about those resources