Arizona
Public School Ratings






Arizona Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Arizona School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,155,756
Number Of Arizona Schools 2,401
Number Of Arizona School Districts 740
Spending Per Student $8,772

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
47%
52%
53%
43%
42%
39%
40%
36%
36%
30%
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Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
52%
49%
48%
42%
39%
33%
52%
48%
52%
34%
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 38.9% 49.7%
Black 5.6% 15.9%
Hispanic 46.5% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.0% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 5.9% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 47.2% 47.6%
English Language Learners 7.1% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 12.5% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
23.3
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Arizona Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 7,278,717 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 63 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.0% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 33.0% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 24.1% 26.0%
65 Or Older 16.7% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,561,987 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.2% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.8% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.9% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.6% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.6% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.7% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.8% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.6% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 11.2% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,101 $4,739,754,811 46.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $588 $679,729,078 6.7%
Staff $372 $429,834,408 4.2%
General Administration $149 $172,638,369 1.7%
School Administration $430 $496,574,086 4.9%
Operation $943 $1,090,092,667 10.8%
Transportation $317 $366,834,508 3.6%
Other $342 $395,127,147 3.9%
Total Support $3,142 $3,630,812,438 35.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,529 $1,767,618,417 17.4%
Total Expenditures $8,772 $10,138,192,386 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%