About Utah

About Utah

Utah has a State Board of Education and a State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The State Board consists of 15 members elected to 4-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • State Board Members: 15 Members; Elected; 4-year term

  • Education Authorities: State Board of Education; State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: Spencer Cox

  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Sydnee Dickson

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • 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.





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