Financial Facts from the Board

A teacher smiles at her students Did You Know We Do More with Less?
Did you know Jordan School District’s tax rate is less than other school districts in our area?
Jordan’s tax rate is near the State average and below other neighboring districts. 

Current Tax Rates

Tax Rates


Assessed Valuation Per Student
Did you know our assessed valuation per student is well below the State average?
The assessed valuation per student is the total of all taxable property values in the District divided by the number of students districtwide.

Jordan’s assessed valuation per student is $442,815. That is about half of the state average.

Assessed Valuation

Assessed Valuation Per Student


Tax Yield Per Student
Did you know our tax yield per student is well below the State average?
The tax yield per student is the amount of local taxes we generate divided by the number of students districtwide. The tax yield is the tax rate multiplied by the assessed valuation per student.

Jordan School District’s total tax yield per student is $1,996 which is well below the State average.

Tax Yield

Tax Yield Per Student


Tax Yield Per Student For Operations
Did you know the portion of the tax yield per student available for operations like utilities and teacher salaries in Jordan is near the bottom statewide?
Jordan School District’s yield is $982 per student, well below the state average tax yield per student, which is $2,115.

Estimated Voted & Board Local Tax Yield Per Student FY22

Estimated Voted & Board Local Tax Yield Per Student FY22


Extra Funding from the State
Did you know the State gives extra funding to Districts like Jordan which have a smaller tax base per student?
This is money that comes from State equalization programs. The programs exist to ensure students have some minimal funding equity across school districts.

The State gives extra funding to district’s like Jordan. But even with the additional State funding we receive, Jordan is nearly lowest in the entire state in per student operations funding, just three districts are lower.

tax yield contributions per student

Estimated Voted/Board Local Tax Yields & State Contributions Per Student – All School Districts

Tax Yield Contributions Per Student

Estimated Voted/Board Local Tax Yields & State Contributions Per Student

A class reads with their teacherDistrict Growth
Did you know Jordan School District is one of the fastest growing school districts in the State?
Projections show that Jordan anticipates an increase of 3,631 students in the next seven years. To house all those students, we’d need the equivalent of four elementary schools or 145 portables.

Enrollment Projections

Enrollment Projections 2022 – 2029


Jordan Stands Alone with Enrollment Growth in Salt Lake County
Did you know Jordan is the only growing school district in Salt Lake County?
Over the last decade, Jordan saw an additional 7,259 students enrolled.  In contrast, enrollment at all other Salt Lake County school districts have declined.

Enrollment Growth

10 Year School District Enrollment Growth: Oct. 1 2011 – Oct 1, 2021


Long-Term Debt Per Student
Did you know Jordan is well below the State average in long-term debt per student?
When you look at long-term debt per student, Jordan is well below the State average at $4,834 per student. The State average is $9,420 per student. Jordan is also well below some of our surrounding districts when it comes to long-term debt per student.

Long-Term Debt per Student

Neighboring District Long-Term Debt per Student

Hands in team formationYour Investment in Students and Education, Teacher Pay
Do you know why Jordan School District relies on you to invest in our students and their education?
Over the past five years Jordan School District has worked hard to provide teachers and school staff the pay increases they so deserve. The Board of Education has increased teacher pay every year for the past six years and right now the starting pay for teachers in Jordan is competitive with other surrounding districts like Canyons, Granite, Salt Lake and Murray.

Teacher Pay

Teacher Pay Increases


 


Additional Financial Facts
More detailed financial information can be found below.