According to the Utah State Board of Education, 674,351 students are enrolled in the state’s public schools, including charter schools. The number is split between 596,601 in traditional public schools, and 77,750 in charter schools. Utah’s graduation rate is 88.1%, while the dropout rate is 10%.
Utah has unrestricted open enrollment between school districts. This allows families to attend the public school of their choice. Along with district schools and charter schools, Utah offers magnet schools. Families may also choose to send their kids to private school, where Utah has two school choice programs: The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program and the Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship. Additionally, Utah families may decide to homeschool their kids; if they do so, it is required to notify the state.