Layton City is the epicenter of education in Utah, with access to all six (6) major public and private universities and nineteen (19) colleges and technical schools within a one (1) hour radius. Layton is home to the Davis School District.
Davis School District is an above average, public school district located in Farmington, Utah and ranked Number 5 out of 187 school districts in Utah according to Niche. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. It has 72,987 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. Davis County is home to the number 1 ranked High School in Utah, the North Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Science (NUAMES), according to Schooldigger.
Davis School Distict boasts 3 of the top 10 schools in Utah according to USNEWS, and 3 of the top 10 school systems according to Neighborhood Scout.
The Davis School District (DSD) operates 62 elementary schools, 17 junior high schools, 10 high schools and four alternative schools. DSD’s enrollment is the second largest of any school district in Utah, and is the first and only district in the state to receive a system-wide K-12 accreditation. DSD is home to students who speak 67 different languages. It features a language immersion program where several of the district’s elementary schools spend half the school day learning curriculum in Spanish, French, or Chinese. The immersion program can be continued through junior high and high school.
The Aerospace Pathways Program teaches aerospace manufacturing skills. These skills directly result in internships and careers in the aerospace sector immediately after high school.
Northern Utah Academy of Math, Engineering & Science (NUAMES) is an early college charter high school that works in partnership with Weber State University. We specialize in preparing the students for an early transition into a university baccalaureate program in fields related to math, engineering, or science. We offer many of the benefits of a private school education at a tuition-free public high school.
Our students are given the choice of attending college through the NUAMES scholarship after a full year of attendance, when they have demonstrated that they have the work ethic and maturity needed for higher-level education.
The Weber State University (WSU) Davis Campus provides a wide range of higher educational opportunities to the residents of Davis County and surrounding areas. From its 105-acre campus in Layton, WSU Davis Campus offers a full range of general education courses and a wide range of associate’s, bachelors, and master’s degrees. Information about degree and certificate programs available at WSU Davis can be found on the Web at weber.edu/davis. Students may take classes at both the Davis Campus and the Ogden Campus concurrently, depending upon their needs and schedule. One of the hallmarks of the Davis Campus is the special attention given to meeting the needs of non-traditional and working students.
The Davis Campus provides a complete university experience for students, using both visiting and resident faculty to provide instruction and advisement. Extensive student services and support activities are also available, including a state-of-the-art computer lab, library, testing center, enrollment services, academic advisement, academic support, financial aid counseling, tutoring, student activities, a health center, counseling center, and a wide range of other student services.
Davis Technical College provides a competency-based education environment, which prepares high school and adult students with career and technical skills. The flexibility of open-entry scheduling allows students to start school anytime without waiting for a specific date (i.e. quarters or semesters). Davis Tech offers affordable tuition to full-time adult students and high school students attend at no tuition cost. In addition, formal articulation agreements between Davis Tech with LDS Business College, Weber State University, and Utah State University allow for credit equivalency. Davis Technical College currently offers certificate programs in the Schools of Business and Technology, Construction, Health Professions, Manufacturing, Service Professions, and Transportation. Employer advisory teams are used extensively to review program standards as they relate to industry demand and employment verification.
Utah’s educational institutions have developed practical and innovative approaches to educating the state’s continually growing workforce.
Higher education in Utah is open for business, with researchers and administration eager to collaborate on technology commercialization and other business-building projects. In addition, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well on campus; the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah State University are among the top schools in the nation when it comes to creating start-up companies based on university research.