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The 13 Largest Schools in Utah Are Massive

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The 13 Largest Schools in Utah Are Massive

Utah is among the best places for families. According to a recent WalletHub study, the state ranks as the 15th most family-friendly US state. Also, in 2020, Deseret News ranked the state as the 13th best in the same category.

According to both surveys, most families find the state attractive thanks to its affordability and welcoming culture. But one of the most outstanding draws is its quality of education.

While the state is home to only 42 school districts, it's home to some of the largest and best facilities in the nation. In total, the state has about 945 schools serving over 607,000 students. Here are the 13 largest facilities in Utah, from pre kindergarten to primary to high school to college.

North Davis Preparatory Academy

1765 W Hillfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041

North Davis Preparatory must feature in our all-inclusive review. The school is in the large suburb setting of Layton and boasts being Utah's first International Spanish Academy. Spain's Ministry of Education awarded the facility this honor in 2010. The school is a famous education powerhouse with high Spanish instruction standards. But it's also famous for its massive student body.

North Davis Preparatory serves K-9 to a student population of 993, and the school has a minority student enrollment of 44%. This diverse populace comprises 51% male students and 49% females, and the facility enrolls 22% financially limited learners.

Students at North Davis depend on a dedicated and experienced staff team. In fact, 52.4% of the educators have at least three years of experience, explaining the school's above-average performance in statewide tests. As a result, North Davis Preparatory ranks in the state and 61 in the charter category.

Pony Express School

3985 E Smith Ranch Rd, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

Pony Express School is among the best-performing public elementary schools in the state. The facility is situated in Eagle Mountain, UT, and is known for its strong support from families and the community. As a result, the facility constantly aims to enhance learners' academic, social, and emotional growth.

The Pony Express School serves PK-6 to a student population of 974, and the school has an 18% minority student enrollment. There's the same number of female and male students, and about 22% of learners are financially limited. All the teachers at Pony Express are board certified, and 92.7% have more than three years of experience.

Pony Express School ranks 324 in the state and 39 in the district. The institution also ranks 230 and 329 for math and reading proficiency. In addition, 45% of learners passed math, and 51% passed reading proficiency.

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Fox Hollow Primary 

6020 W 8200 S W Jordan, UT 84081

Fox Hollow School serves Utah's West Jordan suburb setting. The school's mission is to maximize each learner's capacity, and the staff, faculty, and parents work jointly to maintain a positive, happy, and nurturing setup. Their efforts have been fruitful, despite the school being one of the state's most populous.

Fox Hollow School has a student population of 971, and the learners are in kindergarten to sixth grade. Just like Pony Express School, the population here comprises 50% females and 50% males. Students from minority communities form 27% of the populace, and the facility offers 13% enrolment opportunities to financially limited scholars.

About 93%of full-time educators in Fox Hollow are board-certified, and 79.3% have at least three years of service.

The latest statewide examination results rank Fox Hollow School in position 393 out of 609 elementary schools in Utah. In addition, the school ranks in position 23 in the Jordan District and boasts math and reading proficiency ranks of 318 and 339. 

Eaglecrest Elementary School

2760 N 300 W, Lehi, UT 84043

Eaglecrest School closes our list of the largest elementary schools in Utah. The popular public school is located in the Lehi suburb setting. One of its biggest draws is its student-centered programs and rigid curriculum prioritizing numeracy, literacy, gifted education, differentiated instruction, and arts integration.

Eaglecrest Elementary School serves PK-6 to a student population of 895. It has a relatively lower minority composition, comprising 11%. In addition, the gender distribution is almost equal, making up 52% males and 48% females. Only a handful of students face financial limitations.

Eaglecrest Elementary School is known for its high recruitment standards. About 99% of full-time educators are certified, and 92.8% have been teaching for at least three years. In addition, the facility performs exceptionally in statewide exams and college preparation. The school ranks 144 out of 609 in the state and 19 in Alpine District.

Eaglecrest is one of the largest elementary schools in Utah. They provide an outstanding educational experience for everyone in our community.

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Roy Junior High

5400 S 2100 W, Roy, UT 84067

Roy Junior High opens our list of Utah's most populated middle schools. The public school is in Roy, UT, suburb setting. Besides its remarkably large student population, the school is also popular for its collaborative culture that prioritizes student achievement.

Roy Junior High caters to a student population of 974 from seventh grade to ninth grade. Scholars from minority communities comprise 29% of the student body, and 37% face financial limitations and require aid. Regarding gender distribution, the institution comprises 51% males and 49% females.

Every teacher in Roy Junior High is board-accredited. In addition, 90.2%of the teachers in the reputable facility have at least three years of experience, and the school hires two full-time student counselors.

Roy Junior High School ranks 172-229 out of 229 at the state level and 7-9 in Weber District. Also, 24% and 26% of scholars passed math and reading proficiency.

Albion Middle

2755 E 8890 S, Sandy, UT 84093

The Sandy, UT suburb setting is home to the second largest middle school on our list, Albion Middle School. However, the public school isn't just reputable for its diverse and massive population. Rather, the school is among the best in the district regarding performance in statewide examinations.

Albion Middle has a student population of 961 from sixth to eighth grades. This populace comprises 50% of schoolboys and 50% of schoolgirls, and 12% are from minority communities. In addition, about 10% of scholars in this facility need financial assistance.

The student body at Sandy's Albion Middle School comprises talented and uniquely gifted learners. These scholars rely on a qualified and seasoned staff team. In fact, 97% of tutors are accredited, and 74.4% have been teachers for over three years.  

Albion Middle ranks eighth out of 229 in the state and is the second-best out of 51 middle schools in the Canyons District.

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Midvale Middle

11150 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT 84070

Closing our middle school section is Midvale Middle School, home to one of the most diverse and gifted learners. The public school is in Sandy, Utah, the same suburb setting as the second-largest middle school on our list. Although it doesn't rank at the same level as Albion Middle School, the facility still delivers impressive quality of education.

The Midvale Middle School caters to a student population of 951 from sixth to eighth grades. Of this population, learners from minority communities make up 64%, and the school has 51% male and 49% female students. All learners in the facility face financial difficulties and need assistance.

Midvale Middle School's quality of education is the product of a team effort of administrators, staff, and faculty. The school hires 96% board-certified tutors and those with over three years of experience are 78.5%.

Blue Peak High School 

211 S Tooele Blvd, Tooele, Utah 84074

Opening our list of the largest high schools in Utah is Blue Peak High School. The education powerhouse boasts the third-highest student population on our list and is among the six college prep institutions in the Tooele District. Serving as the district's alternative high school program, the facility is fully accredited and boasts an enriching educational experience.

Blue Peak High hosts a total enrollment of 8,701 with females forming 48% and males comprising 52%. Students from minority communities form 14% of the populace in this reputable public facility, and those with financial limitations constitute 16%. Thus, 15% use the school's free lunch program, while 1% benefit from reduced-price meals.

Blue Peak High School runs a closed enrollment program that requires a student's home high school referral and approval from the Case Management Team. Learners in this nationally renowned facility experience a rigorous program with reasonable and high academic achievement expectations.

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Students at Blue Peak High School are learning and growing their knowledge, preparing them for success in the future.


Copper Hills High School 

5445 W 7800 S, West Jordan, Utah 84081

Copper Hills High School comes in as the second-largest high school in Utah. The facility is situated in West Jordan and utilizes a student-focused approach where students' best interests govern all the staff and faculty members' actions. Consequently, the numerous learners study in a safe and welcoming environment ideal for academic triumph and personal growth.

Copper Hills High serves 2,777 scholars between the tenth and twelfth grades. About 16% of students face financial hurdles, so 12% leverage the school's free lunch while 5% are under the reduced-priced lunch program. In addition, 34% of scholars register as minority groups, making it a culturally diverse institution where learners benefit from vast perspectives.

Copper Hills High School ranks 8,699 nationally and 88 in statewide rankings. The facility is also the 27th best in the Salt Lake City metro area and ranks fourth best in the Jordan District. In addition, the institution boasts a College Readiness Index of 27.1/100 and an 89% Graduation Rate.

Skyridge High School 

3000 North Center Street, Lehi, Utah

Skyridge High School hosts the highest student population in the college-prep category. The founders came up with the idea in 2011, but the school's groundbreaking took place three years later in 2014. In 2016, the institution officially opened its doors to students and has grown to host the largest populace among Utah's high schools.

Skyridge High serves 2,994 students between ninth and twelfth grades. Male students dominate the population, comprising 51%, and females form 49%. Despite its vast population, the school also hosts one of the lowest rates of economically disadvantaged students, at 10%. Furthermore, 17% of students come from minority communities.  

Skyridge High School performs above expectations in statewide examinations, college preparation, and graduation rate. The school ranks 4,110 nationally, 36th in the state, and 10th in the Provo metro area. In addition, the school has a college readiness index of 25.7/100 and a graduation rate of 94%.

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Brigham Young University

A-209 ASB, Provo, UT, 84602

Brigham Young University is a Christian-based higher learning institution that aims to guide its learners to academic and professional triumph and eternal life. The institution boasts a robust education program that's spiritually strengthening, character-building, and intellectually enriching. Students who graduate here grow into lifelong learners ready to serve their communities.

The higher learning institution serves 34,811 scholars with a gender distribution of 17,686 female and 17,125 male students. The undergraduate school serves 31,642 individuals, while the graduate school caters to 3,169.

In terms of attendance, the facility serves 4,504 part-timers and 30,307 full-timers. In addition, the school offers distance learning programs, constituting a total enrollment of 125.

Brigham boasts a 25% four-year graduation rate and a 1:20 faculty-student ratio. In addition, 47% of classes have less than 20 scholars. This means that learners in most programs get dedicated attention from their faculty members to triumph academically and spiritually.

Notable Brigham Young University Alumni

Mitt Romney – American politician, businessman, and lawyer 

Aaron Eckhart – American Actor known for The Dark Knight

Matthew Modine – American actor and filmmaker, who rose to prominence through his role as U.S. Marine Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis in Full Metal Jacket

Ken Jennings – American game show host, author, and former game show contestant. He is the highest-earning American game show contestant, having won money on five different game shows, including $4,522,700 on the U.S. game show Jeopardy!


University of Utah

201 S. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

The University of Utah is the state's second-largest higher learning institution. The facility considers itself a place where students realize their dreams even before leaving the institution's gates. According to current and former students, the learning environment is designed to provide vast learning opportunities for educational and professional growth.

The University of Utah caters to 34,464 scholars. The school's gender distribution comprises 16,763 females and 

17,701 male students. The school also has 8,638 graduate students and 25,826 undergraduates

The University of Utah serves 7,185 part-timers and 27,279 full-timers, and 3,407 students have enrolled in the school's exclusive online program. The facility boasts a 36% four-year graduation rate and a 1:18 faculty-student. Additionally, 42% of Classes host less than 20 scholars.

Notable University of Utah Alumni

Alex Smith – American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons

Andrew Bogut – Australian former basketball player who spent the majority of his professional career playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA)

Orson Scott Card – American writer known best for his science fiction works

Jon Huntsman, Jr – American businessman, diplomat and politician who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009


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Weber State University

Ogden, UT 84403, USA

Established in 1889, Weber State University is among Utah's oldest higher learning facilities. The institution is reputable for providing transformative learning experiences and quality degree programs for the most competitive scholars.

Weber State University serves 29,774 scholars with a gender distribution of 13,053 male and 16,721 female students. The undergraduate school caters to 28,788 scholars, comprising 16,118 females and 12,670 males. On the other hand, the graduate school has 986 students, comprising 603 females and 383 males.

In terms of attendance, Weber State University hosts 17,729 part-timers and 12,045 full-timers. In addition, 5,613 scholars study under the facility's online program. The school has a 15% graduation rate, and the student/faculty ratio is 20:1. Also, 53% of classes have fewer than 20 students.

Since its opening date, the facility has remained committed to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The institution researches and implements sustainable practices in operations and academics, making it one of the most recommended in the US.

Set Your Child Up for Success-Choose the Right School

Utah State has many massive schools, from prekindergarten to higher learning institutions. And while the above insights can simplify your search, finding the right facility out of the four categories can still be difficult.

To choose the right facility, you must heed multiple considerations. For instance, jobseekers should prioritize a school's work culture, remuneration, and academic and career progression opportunities. If you're a parent, consider the school's quality of education, student-teacher ratio, statewide rankings, and transport services or commute distance. With the above considerations in mind, you'll be sure to find the right schools for your needs.

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