Facts at a Glance

Illustration showing multiple students and a map of Utah

Why We’re # 1

  • Students who are deaf and hard of hearing in Utah are ranked #1 in the United States for the highest rate of high school completion. The ranking was determined by the National Deaf Center using data collected from a period of five years.
  • The Utah School for the Blind shares its best practices with teachers across the country and around the world and is well-known for the Expanded Core Curriculum.
  • Utah is the only state which offers a deaf-blind endorsement.

How many students does USDB serve? 

The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind support approximately 1,800 students across the State of Utah. 

Including USDB’s Educational Support Services, the number of children served statewide is more than 3,900.

In the Salt Lake City area, 120 students attend the Jean Massieu School for the Deaf and the C.Mark Openshaw Education Center. Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind elementary students are on campus in Millcreek, Utah.

In Ogden, 50 students attend the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind campus. Within the same facility, the deaf and hard of hearing students attend the Kenneth Burdett School for the Deaf and the blind and visually impaired students attend the School for the Blind. 

The majority of USDB students attend their local schools districts throughout Utah. USDB supports them with outreach teachers, aids, programs, resources and technology, based on their individual educational needs.