We exist entirely for the youth we serve. Our goal is to give every child an equal chance at academic and life success. Some children need more support and some less, but we strive towards equity in education and life for all. The demographic data for our area demonstrates the need for our work.
Cache Valley, Logan City School District and Cache School District data provided by the Logan and Cache School Districts, Utah Department of Workforce Service, Utah Census Data and the United States Conference of Mayors.
Survey of 361 metro areas placed Logan at the bottom of the chart for average annual income. (US Conference of Mayors).
- Cache County Population increased 30% in last 10 years compared to 13% nationally.
- Cache County Hispanic population increased 73% in past 10 years.
- Cache County ranks highest in the state in the % of Hispanic children who come from homes where English is a second language.
- 1 in 8 of Cache County 18-24 year olds did not graduate from high school.
- Cache County Wages are only 78% of the state average.
- In the past 10 years the rate of adults in alcohol and drug treatment programs has doubled relative to the size of the overall population, making the region one of the worst in the state. A 23% increase in drug related arrests and a corresponding doubling of adults in correctional facilities.
- Cache County is experiencing a spike in child abuse with 2-3 new cases being reported each week. Drug abuse and neglect are involved in 60% of these cases.
- Cache county ranks among the highest in the state for % of children living in high poverty neighbor hoods (US Census 2000).
- 33% of Cache County children are from single parent homes.
- 20% of Hispanic children live in poverty.
- 52% of Cache County children have both parents working.
- 14% of families are headed by a single parent.
- 39% of all area youth will have some form of interaction with Juvenile Court before age 18.
- 70% increase in number of in school drug and alcohol related incidents in past 3 years.
- Survey of 361 metro areas placed Logan at the bottom of the chart for average annual income. (US Conference of Mayors).
Logan City School District
- 10 schools serving 5940 students K-12.
- Utah State Office of Education identifies 52% of these students to be “at Risk” based on social and academic risk factors.
- A record 51% of MLMS students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
- 30% of incoming 6th graders are ethnic minorities with 76% of these being Hispanic.
- 33% of incoming 6th ethnic minorities require ESL courses and another 20% need significant help with basic skills.
- 1/3 of area students 6-12 report experiencing academic failure.
- 50% drop out rate for LCSD High School Hispanic students (overall state dropout rate is 3.6%).
- Only 20% of Hispanic graduates pursue post-secondary education (mostly tech schools) only 5% of these students pursue a bachelor’s degree.
- One of the lowest per pupil funding rates in the nation, 37% below the national average.
Cache School District
- 21 Schools serving 12,966 students K-12.
- CCSD Spending per student is 40% below the national average (Utah is ranked 50th in the nation for per pupil funding).
- 29% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
- 10% CCSD middle and highs school students have seriously considered suicide. Local statistics show a 37% increase in suicide deaths for children under 18 in the past four years. (Utah’s adolescent suicide rate is the 10th highest in the nation and the second leading cause of injury and death among Utah teenage males -120% increase in the past 2 decades).
- 34% of student’s k-12 had 10 or more unexcused absences during the 2003/04 year.