Backman School

Public PK, KG-6

 601 N 1500 W
       Salt Lake City, UT  84116


(801) 578-8100

District: Salt Lake District

SchoolDigger Rank:
548th of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,562 Help


Students who attend Backman School usually attend:

Middle:    Northwest Middle
High:    Innovations High School
    West High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  364

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.3%
White:
14.0%
African American:
13.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.4% Help


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Compare Details Backman School ranks worse than 97.7% of elementary schools in Utah. It also ranks 23rd among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Salt Lake District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Backman School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.3%), White (14%), African American (13.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Backman School is 15, which is the 4th best among 24 elementary schools in the Salt Lake District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Backman School is $11,562, which is the 10th highest among 24 elementary schools in the Salt Lake District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Backman School:

SchoolDigger ranks Backman School 548th of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Backman School in the ranking list.)

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Salt Lake District:

SchoolDigger ranks Salt Lake District 46th of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Backman School

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Rank History for all students at Backman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 6.30 485th 498 2.6%
2009 9.85 490th 509 3.7%
2010 8.74 503rd 518 2.9%
2011 7.29 551st 563 2.1%
2012 13.05 546th 579 5.7%
2013 9.79 550th 576 4.5%
2014 10.90 464th 509 8.8%
2015 9.04 498th 537 7.3%
2016 11.72 483rd 533 9.4%
2017 11.10 482nd 526 8.4%
2018 18.09 447th 528 15.3%
2019 20.86 466th 572 18.5%
2021 6.26 534th 559 4.5%
2022 6.49 529th 551 4.0%
2023 4.83 548th 561 2.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Backman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 27.98 21st 26 19.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Backman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.09 94th 111 15.3%
2023 9.43 130th 132 1.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Backman School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.81 36th 44 18.2%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Backman School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 378 31 17 73 13 n/a n/a 0 512
1989 326 31 26 73 11 n/a n/a 0 467
1990 344 23 28 52 25 n/a n/a 0 472
1991 320 27 37 65 13 n/a n/a 0 462
1992 285 33 44 84 33 n/a n/a 0 479
1993 317 30 41 92 30 n/a n/a -1 509
1994 310 31 39 131 31 n/a n/a 0 542
1995 270 27 53 188 31 n/a n/a 0 569
1996 270 27 53 188 31 n/a n/a 0 569
1997 244 30 65 192 27 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 246 23 58 228 35 n/a n/a 0 590
1999 210 29 55 290 20 n/a n/a 0 604
2000 186 32 62 297 15 n/a n/a 0 592
2001 153 30 57 313 15 n/a n/a 0 568
2002 148 26 35 326 9 n/a n/a 0 544
2003 148 26 35 326 9 n/a n/a 0 544
2004 109 18 32 397 16 n/a n/a 0 572
2005 94 46 19 369 14 n/a n/a 0 542
2006 95 46 21 394 13 n/a n/a 0 569
2007 87 43 24 397 11 n/a n/a 0 562
2008 75 37 22 477 11 n/a n/a 6 628
2009 80 26 22 459 10 n/a n/a 6 603
2010 68 28 26 424 8 n/a n/a 114 668
2011 70 36 9 476 9 31 8 0 639
2012 67 28 8 471 3 24 7 0 608
2013 54 38 13 479 1 12 5 0 602
2014 58 29 21 505 3 13 8 0 637
2015 58 30 22 471 4 10 4 0 599
2016 54 35 25 446 7 18 2 0 587
2017 55 36 17 397 4 16 9 0 534
2018 64 29 18 358 3 19 4 0 495
2019 57 26 20 337 2 20 10 0 472
2020 72 46 14 282 5 34 13 0 466
2021 50 49 11 254 9 26 10 0 409
2022 46 48 14 236 3 23 7 0 377
2023 51 50 12 205 9 22 15 0 364

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 Backman School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 512 19.5 26.2 n/a
1989 467 23.5 19.8 n/a
1990 472 19.3 24.4 44.3
1991 462 18.3 25.2 48.9
1992 479 16.5 29.0 52.4
1993 509 20.0 25.5 53.7
1994 542 20.5 26.4 54.6
1995 569 26.0 21.9 60.5
1996 569 26.0 21.9 60.5
1997 558 29.0 19.2 62.4
1998 590 30.5 19.3 61.2
1999 604 31.3 19.3 75.7
2000 592 29.5 20.1 80.6
2001 568 27.5 20.7 79.4
2002 544 27.5 19.8 82
2003 544 27.5 19.8 82
2004 572 27.5 20.8 88.8
2005 542 29.0 18.7 96.1
2006 569 29.0 19.6 94
2007 562 28.3 19.9 99.5
2008 628 27.9 22.5 89.2
2009 603 20.1 12.7 100.5
2010 668 28.0 23.8 120
2011 639 27.5 23.2 93.3
2012 608 29.8 20.4 99.5
2013 602 28.6 21.0 99.5
2014 637 27.5 23.0 93.4
2015 599 n/a n/a 94.5
2016 587 n/a n/a 93.9
2017 534 27.5 19.3 91.6
2018 495 n/a n/a 92.7
2019 472 27.7 17.0 91.3
2020 466 30.2 15.4 89.9
2021 409 n/a n/a 82.6
2022 377 28.2 13.3 83.8
2023 364 24.2 15.0 87.4

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 Backman School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 512 19.5 26.2 n/a
1989 467 23.5 19.8 n/a
1990 472 19.3 24.4 44.3
1991 462 18.3 25.2 48.9
1992 479 16.5 29.0 52.4
1993 509 20.0 25.5 53.7
1994 542 20.5 26.4 54.6
1995 569 26.0 21.9 60.5
1996 569 26.0 21.9 60.5
1997 558 29.0 19.2 62.4
1998 590 30.5 19.3 61.2
1999 604 31.3 19.3 75.7
2000 592 29.5 20.1 80.6
2001 568 27.5 20.7 79.4
2002 544 27.5 19.8 82
2003 544 27.5 19.8 82
2004 572 27.5 20.8 88.8
2005 542 29.0 18.7 96.1
2006 569 29.0 19.6 94
2007 562 28.3 19.9 99.5
2008 628 27.9 22.5 89.2
2009 603 20.1 12.7 100.5
2010 668 28.0 23.8 120
2011 639 27.5 23.2 93.3
2012 608 29.8 20.4 99.5
2013 602 28.6 21.0 99.5
2014 637 27.5 23.0 93.4
2015 599 n/a n/a 94.5
2016 587 n/a n/a 93.9
2017 534 27.5 19.3 91.6
2018 495 n/a n/a 92.7
2019 472 27.7 17.0 91.3
2020 466 30.2 15.4 89.9
2021 409 n/a n/a 82.6
2022 377 28.2 13.3 83.8
2023 364 24.2 15.0 87.4

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 Backman School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,664 (14.4%) $9,898 (85.6%) $11,562

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Backman School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 466th of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 548th of 561 Elementary schools
 16.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Backman School)29.68.8
 20.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)46.445.5
 0.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846
 0.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Backman School)36.617.6
 19%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)54.650.6
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.248.5
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Backman School)25.812.5
 13.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)4543.4
 1.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Backman School)35.512.7
 22.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)49.448.5
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Backman School)27.414.6
 12.8%
   4th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)46.747.9
 1.2%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Backman School)3735
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)43.645.4
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Backman School)47.921.6
 26.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)49.840.6
 9.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4944.6
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Backman School)31.523.3
 8.2%
   5th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)44.544.5
   5th Grade Science (Utah)51.948.5
 3.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Backman School)37.817.3
 20.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Salt Lake District)43.441.4
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.945.3
 3.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Backman School)20.77.3
 13.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Salt Lake District)35.634.3
 1.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Utah)39.235.4
 3.8%
6th Grade Science (Backman School)43.919.3
 24.6%
   6th Grade Science (Salt Lake District)52.148.4
 3.7%
   6th Grade Science (Utah)57.755.5
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students472364
 22.9%
African American2650
 92.3%
American Indian29
 350%
Asian2012
 40%
Hispanic337205
 39.2%
Pacific Islander2022
 10%
White5751
 10.5%
Two or More Races1015
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.3%87.4%
 4%


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Students who attend Backman School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northwest Middle
High : Innovations High School
High : West High

Backman School ranks in the bottom 2.3% of Utah elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 364 students attended Backman School.

Students at Backman School are 56% Hispanic, 14% White, 14% African American, 6% Pacific Islander, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% American Indian.


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