Welcome

The vast majority of Utah is rural, though only a small portion of Utahns live and work in rural parts of the state. Rural schools educate about 15% of Utah’s students, spread over a wide and varied geography. Utah’s rural educators - concerned about the challenges facing their schools - requested that Utah Foundation analyze educational inputs and outputs to determine whether students in these areas are receiving opportunities for success comparable to non-rural students.

Mission Statement

Rural schools educate about 15% of Utah’s students, spread over a wide and varied geography.
Our Purpose
Improve instruction in rural elementary and secondary schools.
Our Mission
Advocate for educational equity and adequacy in Utah's rural schools.
Our Goals
*  Help rural schools and districts identify and meet their educational goals.