We envision a child-centered school district where each student is given multiple opportunities to achieve his/her academic, social, emotional, and physical potential in a safe, nurturing environment; where caring employees are committed to excellence based on best practices in instruction; and where educators, parents and community members are full partners in the education of children.
Weber School District is located in Northern Utah in the heart of Weber County. Nestled within the Wasatch Region it extends from the vast Rocky Mountains and into a portion of the Great Salt Lake.
The District’s origins reach as far back as 1849 when Charilla Abbott became the first school teacher at Brown’s Fort. During the next half century, the school district grew from that one room log cabin into what it is today. In June of 1905 the independent schools in Weber County outside of Ogden City Limits were combined into the Weber County School District. Weber High was the first High School in the district, winning the $300,000 building in 1926 by a vote of 733 to 480. Enrollment has increased substantially with student counts of 6,235 in 1949; 19,234 students in 1969; 25,859 students in 1989 to the 30,069 students in 2007.
Weber School District is the second largest employer in Weber County with over 3,500 full and part-time employees. It is the seventh largest district in the state with an enrollment of just over 31,000 students. Enrollment in the district has increased by almost 10% over the past decade, a trend that is expected to continue. Expenditure per pupil in 2013 was $6,352 with a student teacher ratio of 22.13.
Weber School District is committed to provide educational experiences which motivate each student to become a lifelong learner, attain academic and personal potential, and enter the work force with the necessary skills.