Morningside School

Summary:

Morningside School is a public elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving 573 students in grades K-6. It is part of the Granite School District, which is ranked 74 out of 100 in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Morningside School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Utah, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and outperforming the district and state averages on RISE assessments. In 2022-2023, Morningside's 3rd-grade proficiency rates were 66.3% in English Language Arts and 64.5% in Math, compared to the district averages of 35.2% and 38.7%, respectively. The school also has a more diverse student population, with 79.23% White, 6.63% Asian, and 6.98% students of two or more races, and a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 11.34%.

Compared to nearby schools, Cottonwood School, Canyon Rim Academy, and Oakridge School also perform exceptionally well, but Morningside maintains a slight edge in academic performance and student proficiency rates. Schools like Rosecrest School and William Penn School have a slightly more diverse racial makeup, but Morningside School stands out as an exceptional elementary school within the Granite School District.


Detail:

Public K-6

 4170 S 3000 E
       Salt Lake City, UT  84124


(385) 646-4924

District: Granite District

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,660 Help


Students who attend Morningside School usually attend:

High:    Skyline High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.3 Help
Number of students:  573

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.2%
Two or more races:
7.0%
Asian:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Morningside School ranks better than 96.3% of elementary schools in Utah. It also ranks 5th among 58 ranked elementary schools in the Granite District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.2%), two or more races (7%), Asian (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morningside School is 23.3. 42 elementary schools in the Granite District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morningside School is $7,660. 55 elementary schools in the Granite District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Morningside School:

SchoolDigger ranks Morningside School 21st of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Morningside School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Granite District:

SchoolDigger ranks Granite District 74th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Morningside School

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Rank History for all students at Morningside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 51.12 282nd 498 43.4%
2009 60.32 214th 509 58.0%
2010 64.09 200th 518 61.4%
2011 79.30 72nd 563 87.2%
2012 75.91 94th 579 83.8%
2013 79.41 66th 576 88.5%
2014 92.09 18th 509 96.5%
2015 88.53 37th 537 93.1%
2016 85.45 49th 533 90.8%
2017 84.83 51st 526 90.3%
2018 92.96 18th 528 96.6%
2019 90.99 22nd 572 96.2%
2021 91.40 21st 559 96.2%
2022 94.90 14th 551 97.5%
2023 92.79 21st 561 96.3%
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Rank History for White students at Morningside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 88.26 23rd 435 94.7%
2023 85.50 30th 428 93.0%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Open Quote The principal is engaged, present and approachable, the PTA has an amazing level of involvement, and the diversity of the programs at the school creates great depth in the student body. My daughter is in her second year of the Advanced Learning program at Morningside, and I have been extremely impressed at the quality of her education. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Morningside School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 694 0 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1989 674 0 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1990 665 1 6 9 3 n/a n/a 0 684
1991 670 1 7 6 3 n/a n/a 0 687
1992 624 2 6 4 4 n/a n/a 0 640
1993 593 4 7 4 8 n/a n/a 0 616
1994 556 3 5 7 7 n/a n/a 0 578
1995 488 4 10 5 4 n/a n/a 0 511
1996 488 4 10 5 4 n/a n/a 0 511
1997 433 4 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1998 442 2 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1999 416 2 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2000 388 1 9 6 1 n/a n/a 0 405
2001 361 0 9 3 2 n/a n/a 0 375
2002 402 1 22 6 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2003 402 1 22 6 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2004 388 2 25 8 0 n/a n/a 0 423
2005 287 1 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2006 267 2 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 284
2007 431 3 15 12 1 n/a n/a 0 462
2008 281 6 7 12 3 n/a n/a 0 309
2009 303 6 9 16 5 n/a n/a 0 339
2010 274 2 12 8 7 n/a n/a 94 397
2011 397 3 10 14 3 3 5 0 435
2012 400 9 8 13 3 1 4 0 438
2013 531 4 45 25 3 1 5 0 614
2014 586 9 53 30 3 1 3 0 685
2015 598 11 53 27 1 3 3 0 696
2016 611 14 49 26 0 7 3 0 710
2017 596 9 61 25 2 4 8 0 705
2018 511 11 48 20 3 7 16 0 616
2019 481 15 48 18 4 8 17 0 591
2020 456 18 40 13 8 5 23 0 563
2021 468 15 47 12 5 5 24 0 576
2022 441 11 39 22 4 5 40 0 562
2023 454 11 38 25 3 2 40 0 573

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Morningside School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 703 27.5 25.5 n/a
1989 684 25.5 26.8 n/a
1990 684 26.5 25.8 2.9
1991 687 26.0 26.4 2
1992 640 23.0 27.8 3.1
1993 616 23.5 26.2 4.2
1994 578 24.2 23.9 4.7
1995 511 20.5 24.9 4.9
1996 511 20.5 24.9 4.9
1997 451 19.5 23.1 3.5
1998 456 19.4 23.5 4.6
1999 433 19.5 22.2 6
2000 405 17.0 23.8 9.4
2001 375 15.7 23.9 8
2002 431 17.5 24.6 10.7
2003 431 17.5 24.6 10.7
2004 423 16.5 25.6 11.6
2005 300 13.5 22.2 11.7
2006 284 14.0 20.3 13.7
2007 462 19.9 23.2 3.9
2008 309 12.0 25.8 15.5
2009 339 11.8 26.3 9.4
2010 397 14.5 27.3 21.8
2011 435 12.0 36.2 15.2
2012 438 18.1 24.1 16.9
2013 614 25.5 24.0 23.1
2014 685 25.7 26.5 15.2
2015 696 n/a n/a 17
2016 710 n/a n/a 15.8
2017 705 25.7 27.3 15.3
2018 616 n/a n/a 13.6
2019 591 23.4 25.2 15.4
2020 563 23.0 24.4 13.9
2021 576 n/a n/a 12.5
2022 562 25.0 22.4 9.1
2023 573 24.5 23.3 11.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Morningside School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 703 27.5 25.5 n/a
1989 684 25.5 26.8 n/a
1990 684 26.5 25.8 2.9
1991 687 26.0 26.4 2
1992 640 23.0 27.8 3.1
1993 616 23.5 26.2 4.2
1994 578 24.2 23.9 4.7
1995 511 20.5 24.9 4.9
1996 511 20.5 24.9 4.9
1997 451 19.5 23.1 3.5
1998 456 19.4 23.5 4.6
1999 433 19.5 22.2 6
2000 405 17.0 23.8 9.4
2001 375 15.7 23.9 8
2002 431 17.5 24.6 10.7
2003 431 17.5 24.6 10.7
2004 423 16.5 25.6 11.6
2005 300 13.5 22.2 11.7
2006 284 14.0 20.3 13.7
2007 462 19.9 23.2 3.9
2008 309 12.0 25.8 15.5
2009 339 11.8 26.3 9.4
2010 397 14.5 27.3 21.8
2011 435 12.0 36.2 15.2
2012 438 18.1 24.1 16.9
2013 614 25.5 24.0 23.1
2014 685 25.7 26.5 15.2
2015 696 n/a n/a 17
2016 710 n/a n/a 15.8
2017 705 25.7 27.3 15.3
2018 616 n/a n/a 13.6
2019 591 23.4 25.2 15.4
2020 563 23.0 24.4 13.9
2021 576 n/a n/a 12.5
2022 562 25.0 22.4 9.1
2023 573 24.5 23.3 11.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Morningside School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $492 (6.4%) $7,168 (93.6%) $7,660

Data source: Utah Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Morningside School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 22nd of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 21st of 561 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Morningside School)5466.3
 12.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Granite District)33.635.2
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Morningside School)66.464.5
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Granite District)40.338.7
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Morningside School)79.472.7
 6.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Granite District)36.932.7
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Morningside School)84.577.2
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Granite District)41.839.6
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Morningside School)85.677.4
 8.2%
   4th Grade Science (Granite District)3841.7
 3.7%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Morningside School)6771.6
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Granite District)34.737.5
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Morningside School)7773.4
 3.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Granite District)38.434.3
 4.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Morningside School)7976.9
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Granite District)37.642.1
 4.5%
   5th Grade Science (Utah)51.951.2
 0.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students591573
 3%
African American1511
 26.7%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian4838
 20.8%
Hispanic1825
 38.9%
Pacific Islander82
 75%
White481454
 5.6%
Two or More Races1740
 135.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.4%11.3%
 4.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Morningside School

In the 2022-23 school year, 573 students attended Morningside School.

Students who attend Morningside School usually go on to attend:

High : Skyline High

Yes! Morningside School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 21st of 561 Utah elementary schools.

Students at Morningside School are 79% White, 7% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 4% Hispanic, 2% African American.


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