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For school districts, debt is sometimes necessary in order to construct new buildings or provide additional services to students. But, which district has the most? The follow is a ranking of school districts based on total liabilities per student. Financial numbers, like total liabilities, came from Bloomberg, while education figures were found on the Utah State Office of Education website.

41 Iron District
ironk12.org

Liabilities per capita: $662.91

Teacher-student ratio: 22.27

Graduation rate: 77%

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40 Nebo District
nebo.edu

Liabilities per capita: $1,152.27

Teacher-student ratio: 22.55

Graduation rate: 86%

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39 Cache District
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,336.75

Teacher-student ratio: 23.16

Graduation rate: 89%

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38 Provo District
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,598.81

Teacher-student ratio: 19.88

Graduation rate: 70%

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37 Box Elder District
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,603.83

Teacher-student ratio: 22.61

Graduation rate: 80%

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36 Tintic District
tintic.k12.ut.us

Liabilities per capita: $1,714.29

Teacher-student ratio: 10

Graduation rate: 82%

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35 Tooele District
Keith Johnson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,741.86

Teacher-student ratio: 20.88

Graduation rate: 79%

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34 South Sanpete District
ssanpete.org

Liabilities per capita: $1,747.76

Teacher-student ratio: 20.55

Graduation rate: 78%

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33 Alpine District
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,781.40

Teacher-student ratio: 23.69

Graduation rate: 76%

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32 Morgan District
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,825.69

Teacher-student ratio: 21.49

Graduation rate: 92%

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31 Juab District
Deseret News file photo

Liabilities per capita: $1,841.53

Teacher-student ratio: 21.8

Graduation rate: 82%

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30 Ogden District
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $1,972.02

Teacher-student ratio: 21.55

Graduation rate: 61%

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29 Piute District
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,018.93

Teacher-student ratio: 13.9

Graduation rate: 95%

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28 Jordan District
jordandistrict.org

Liabilities per capita: $2,035.35

Teacher-student ratio: 24.11

Graduation rate: 77%

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27 Logan District
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,080.07

Teacher-student ratio: 21.55

Graduation rate: 75%

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26 North Sanpete District
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,190.08

Teacher-student ratio: 21.8

Graduation rate: 58%

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25 Davis District
August Miller, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,213.59

Teacher-student ratio: 24.16

Graduation rate: 82%

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24 Granite District
Mike Terry, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,261.57

Teacher-student ratio: 23.26

Graduation rate: 65%

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23 Weber District
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,277.22

Teacher-student ratio: 22.53

Graduation rate: 77%

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22 Wayne District
wayne.k12.ut.us

Liabilities per capita: $2,319.11

Teacher-student ratio: 14.51

Graduation rate: 91%

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21 Duchesne District
dcsd.org

Liabilities per capita: $2,450.81

Teacher-student ratio: 18.22

Graduation rate: 74%

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20 Garfield District
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,502.70

Teacher-student ratio: 14.72

Graduation rate: 81%

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19 Murray District
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,663.24

Teacher-student ratio: 21.11

Graduation rate: 84%

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18 Millard District
millard.k12.ut.us

Liabilities per capita: $2,667.85

Teacher-student ratio: 18.23

Graduation rate: 87%

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17 San Juan District
Jason Olson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,720.74

Teacher-student ratio: 16.11

Graduation rate: 76%

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16 Sevier District
sevier.k12.ut.us

Liabilities per capita: $2,723.27

Teacher-student ratio: 20.06

Graduation rate: 75%

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15 Washington District
Mike Terry, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $2,881.78

Teacher-student ratio: 20.23

Graduation rate: 75%

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14 Kane District
Photo courtesy of Julie Shipman

Liabilities per capita: $3,353.19

Teacher-student ratio: 16.86

Graduation rate: 75%

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13 Wasatch District
Michael Brandy, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $3,369.50

Teacher-student ratio: 18.72

Graduation rate: 86%

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12 Carbon District
Carbonschools.org

Liabilities per capita: $3,482.33

Teacher-student ratio: 20.12

Graduation rate: 85%

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11 Uintah District
Geoff Liesik, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $3,580.72

Teacher-student ratio: 23.99

Graduation rate: 68%

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10 Grand District
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $3,592.37

Teacher-student ratio: 20.17

Graduation rate: 90%

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9 North Summit District
nsummit.org

Liabilities per capita: $3,713.12

Teacher-student ratio: 18.05

Graduation rate: 90%

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8 South Summit District
ssummit.org

Liabilities per capita: $3,912.15

Teacher-student ratio: 19.27

Graduation rate: 90%

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7 Salt Lake District
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $3,983.03

Teacher-student ratio: 20.24

Graduation rate: 62%

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6 Emery District
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $4,971.90

Teacher-student ratio: 18.92

Graduation rate: 92%

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5 Beaver District
Deseret News file photo

Liabilities per capita: $6,772.73

Teacher-student ratio: 20.44

Graduation rate: 77%

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4 Daggett District
dsdf.org

Liabilities per capita: $7,692.31

Teacher-student ratio: 15

Graduation rate: 95%

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3 Rich District
Michael Brandy, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $7,820.77

Teacher-student ratio: 14.55

Graduation rate: 95%

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2 Park City District
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $9,675.00

Teacher-student ratio: 16.58

Graduation rate: 89%

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1 Canyons District
Jason Olson, Deseret News

Liabilities per capita: $10,633.02

Teacher-student ratio: 23.39

Graduation rate: 83%

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