Blanding School

Summary:

Blanding School is an elementary school in Blanding, Utah, serving 565 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the San Juan School District, which is ranked 83 out of 100 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite having an exceptionally high percentage (99.82%) of students from low-income backgrounds, Blanding School's low-income students perform relatively well compared to other schools in Utah, ranking 18th out of 132 elementary schools. However, the school as a whole underperforms on state assessments, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science significantly lower than the state averages. Blanding School's statewide ranking has also been declining in recent years, from 384th out of 572 Utah elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 359th out of 561 in 2022-2023.

Interestingly, Monticello School, another elementary school in the San Juan School District, outperforms Blanding School on most academic measures. This suggests that Blanding School may be able to learn from its neighboring school's practices and strategies. Additionally, the school's high percentage of low-income students may indicate funding challenges, which could contribute to its underperformance. Identifying and replicating the successful interventions that support Blanding School's low-income students could be a valuable approach to improving the school's overall academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 302 S 100 W
       Blanding, UT  84511


(435) 678-1871

District: San Juan District

SchoolDigger Rank:
359th of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,746 Help


Students who attend Blanding School usually attend:

Middle:    Albert R. Lyman Middle
High:    San Juan High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  565

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.0%
American Indian:
35.4%
Hispanic:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Blanding School ranks worse than 64% of elementary schools in Utah. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the San Juan District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Blanding School has the largest elementary school student body size in the San Juan District. Racial makeup is: White (52%), American Indian (35.4%), Hispanic (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blanding School is 20.5, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the San Juan District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blanding School is $11,746, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the San Juan District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blanding School:

SchoolDigger ranks Blanding School 359th of 561 Utah public elementary schools. (See Blanding School in the ranking list.)

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San Juan District:

SchoolDigger ranks San Juan District 83rd of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blanding School

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Rank History for all students at Blanding School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 31.17 387th 498 22.3%
2009 32.81 388th 509 23.8%
2010 34.96 391st 518 24.5%
2011 21.88 495th 563 12.1%
2012 30.56 460th 579 20.6%
2013 34.21 443rd 576 23.1%
2014 22.98 413th 509 18.9%
2015 23.54 430th 537 19.9%
2016 27.20 410th 533 23.1%
2017 31.58 378th 526 28.1%
2018 24.99 414th 528 21.6%
2019 36.61 384th 572 32.9%
2021 46.48 316th 559 43.5%
2022 37.51 347th 551 37.0%
2023 37.75 359th 561 36.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blanding School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.06 18th 111 83.8%
2023 81.45 18th 132 86.4%
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Rank History for White students at Blanding School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 54.51 194th 435 55.4%
2023 64.99 138th 428 67.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Blanding School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 447 0 8 8 194 n/a n/a 0 657
1989 452 0 4 3 212 n/a n/a 0 671
1990 433 0 0 5 223 n/a n/a 0 661
1991 420 0 0 8 248 n/a n/a 0 676
1992 374 0 0 6 243 n/a n/a 0 623
1993 365 0 0 3 246 n/a n/a 0 614
1994 343 0 0 15 297 n/a n/a 0 655
1995 357 0 1 6 241 n/a n/a 0 605
1996 357 0 1 6 241 n/a n/a 0 605
1997 346 0 0 3 248 n/a n/a 0 597
1998 341 0 1 2 235 n/a n/a 0 579
1999 313 2 1 8 245 n/a n/a 0 569
2000 312 1 0 9 241 n/a n/a 0 563
2001 293 3 1 8 210 n/a n/a 0 515
2002 305 5 1 6 197 n/a n/a 0 514
2003 305 5 1 6 197 n/a n/a 0 514
2004 301 4 1 6 210 n/a n/a 0 522
2005 325 4 2 7 197 n/a n/a 0 535
2006 354 7 4 12 222 n/a n/a 0 599
2007 346 5 4 17 203 n/a n/a 0 575
2008 366 3 4 12 229 n/a n/a 1 615
2009 349 5 6 16 206 n/a n/a 0 582
2010 308 2 7 18 194 n/a n/a 101 630
2011 337 2 3 20 226 2 1 0 591
2012 347 3 2 27 208 2 16 0 605
2013 372 3 3 35 212 2 21 0 648
2014 363 2 2 38 184 1 23 0 613
2015 332 2 1 43 190 1 25 0 594
2016 315 4 0 42 180 1 23 0 565
2017 303 4 0 34 203 1 22 0 567
2018 323 2 0 35 222 0 28 0 610
2019 308 1 0 28 217 0 27 0 581
2020 285 3 0 33 233 0 31 0 585
2021 285 3 0 34 220 0 32 0 574
2022 287 3 0 36 209 0 28 0 563
2023 294 2 0 40 200 0 29 0 565

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 Blanding School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 657 30.0 21.9 n/a
1989 671 31.0 21.6 n/a
1990 661 34.0 19.4 37.7
1991 676 31.0 21.8 38.2
1992 623 33.0 18.8 40.4
1993 614 32.0 19.2 46.7
1994 655 31.5 20.8 57.4
1995 605 34.5 17.5 55.5
1996 605 34.5 17.5 55.5
1997 597 33.5 17.8 55.9
1998 579 32.5 17.8 55.4
1999 569 32.2 17.7 76.3
2000 563 31.5 17.9 71.2
2001 515 29.6 17.4 61.7
2002 514 27.2 18.9 66.7
2003 514 27.2 18.9 66.7
2004 522 26.7 19.6 74.5
2005 535 31.5 17.0 75.7
2006 599 34.0 17.6 68.3
2007 575 30.0 19.2 99.5
2008 615 28.5 21.6 61.4
2009 582 20.8 13.1 63.1
2010 630 29.0 21.7 84.3
2011 591 27.5 21.4 64.8
2012 605 27.0 22.3 70.7
2013 648 27.0 24.0 99.5
2014 613 27.2 22.5 65.9
2015 594 n/a n/a 99.2
2016 565 n/a n/a 99.5
2017 567 27.2 20.8 99.8
2018 610 n/a n/a 99.2
2019 581 27.0 21.5 100
2020 585 28.5 20.5 100
2021 574 n/a n/a 99.8
2022 563 28.0 20.1 100
2023 565 27.5 20.5 99.8

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 Blanding School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 657 30.0 21.9 n/a
1989 671 31.0 21.6 n/a
1990 661 34.0 19.4 37.7
1991 676 31.0 21.8 38.2
1992 623 33.0 18.8 40.4
1993 614 32.0 19.2 46.7
1994 655 31.5 20.8 57.4
1995 605 34.5 17.5 55.5
1996 605 34.5 17.5 55.5
1997 597 33.5 17.8 55.9
1998 579 32.5 17.8 55.4
1999 569 32.2 17.7 76.3
2000 563 31.5 17.9 71.2
2001 515 29.6 17.4 61.7
2002 514 27.2 18.9 66.7
2003 514 27.2 18.9 66.7
2004 522 26.7 19.6 74.5
2005 535 31.5 17.0 75.7
2006 599 34.0 17.6 68.3
2007 575 30.0 19.2 99.5
2008 615 28.5 21.6 61.4
2009 582 20.8 13.1 63.1
2010 630 29.0 21.7 84.3
2011 591 27.5 21.4 64.8
2012 605 27.0 22.3 70.7
2013 648 27.0 24.0 99.5
2014 613 27.2 22.5 65.9
2015 594 n/a n/a 99.2
2016 565 n/a n/a 99.5
2017 567 27.2 20.8 99.8
2018 610 n/a n/a 99.2
2019 581 27.0 21.5 100
2020 585 28.5 20.5 100
2021 574 n/a n/a 99.8
2022 563 28.0 20.1 100
2023 565 27.5 20.5 99.8

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 Blanding School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,943 (16.5%) $9,803 (83.5%) $11,746

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blanding School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 384th of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 359th of 561 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blanding School)3122.1
 8.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (San Juan District)29.521.7
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blanding School)28.633.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Juan District)36.227.7
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blanding School)39.832
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (San Juan District)32.125.9
 6.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blanding School)47.747
 0.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Juan District)36.835.3
 1.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Blanding School)45.535
 10.5%
   4th Grade Science (San Juan District)27.827.3
 0.5%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blanding School)40.353.1
 12.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (San Juan District)34.835.8
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blanding School)45.547
 1.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Juan District)41.731.8
 9.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Blanding School)58.461.2
 2.8%
   5th Grade Science (San Juan District)41.239.6
 1.6%
   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 Students581565
 2.8%
African American12
 100%
American Indian217200
 7.8%
Asian00
Hispanic2840
 42.9%
Pacific Islander00
White308294
 4.5%
Two or More Races2729
 7.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%99.8%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Blanding School

In the 2022-23 school year, 565 students attended Blanding School.

Students at Blanding School are 52% White, 35% American Indian, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Blanding School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Albert R. Lyman Middle
High : San Juan High

Blanding School ranks 359th of 561 Utah elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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