Arizona
Public School Ratings



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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Arizona School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,106,134
Number Of Arizona Schools 2,357
Number Of Arizona School Districts 738
Spending Per Student $8,438

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.4053382639388
4th Grade 49.1481709601161
5th Grade 44.4317564474446
6th Grade 41.7681916705372
7th Grade 44.4577305408203
8th Grade 33.6431700236561
9th Grade 36.8674261708261
10th Grade 31.6778203227716
11th Grade 26.8505319698378

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.9326564268255
4th Grade 47.51679859002
5th Grade 47.9583332024275
6th Grade 41.8814774452918
7th Grade 34.1718718241168
8th Grade 37.0994256334244
10th Grade 47.2909779396384
11th Grade 36.6723698328276

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 40.7% 51.5%
Black 5.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 46.3% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.9% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 4.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.2% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.0% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.1% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 23.10
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Arizona Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,931,071 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 60 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.5% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.4% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 33.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 24.3% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.9% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,448,919 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.2% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.6% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.9% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 12.6% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $3,973 $4,395,208,823 47.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $536 $593,048,949 6.4%
Staff $386 $426,860,817 4.6%
General Administration $130 $143,852,759 1.5%
School Administration $393 $434,453,000 4.7%
Operation $910 $1,006,750,691 10.8%
Transportation $329 $364,370,839 3.9%
Other $312 $345,065,689 3.7%
Total Support $2,996 $3,314,433,407 35.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,468 $1,623,568,082 17.4%
Total Expenditures $8,438 $9,333,281,880 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%