Backman School

  • Backman School serves 534 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 22% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the Utah state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 25%.

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School Overview

  • Backman School's student population of 534 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students534 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Backman School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Backman School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (UT)
Overall School Rank#800 out of 932 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
75%
17%
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Black
7%
1%
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White
11%
75%
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Hawaiian
2%
2%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Backman School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score0.420.30
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSALT LAKE DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

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