-Utah has the greatest percentage of school-age children in the country at 26.5 percent, and the smallest percentage of taxpayer-age population at 54.4 percent.-While national per-pupil expenditures increased 191.4 per cent from 1975 to 1987, Utah's expenditures increased only 135.8 percent.

-In the 1988-89 school year, 429,551 students were enrolled in Utah schools, an increase of 6,165 over the previous year.

-Utah spent $2,415 per pupil in 1987. The national average is $3,977.

-The state had the highest student/teacher ratio in the country in 1986-87, at 23.4, compared with the national average of 17.8.

-Utah students score at or above national norms in college testing programs and increased scores in several areas over the previous year. They remain slightly below in mathematics.

-In 1988, Utah students took the highest number in the nation of advanced placement tests at 613 per 100,000 people in the general population; 2,425 students took 23,402 quarter hours of college credit classes.