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

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Arizona School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,109,920
Number Of Arizona Schools 2,424
Number Of Arizona School Districts 727
Spending Per Student $8,414

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 41.7205396516005
4th Grade 46.4205950176208
5th Grade 45.5512010440345
6th Grade 37.1262680613709
7th Grade 40.4222246721558
8th Grade 32.3993648335848
9th Grade 34.9472446797097
10th Grade 29.8145988867491
11th Grade 30.4603983208149

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.816130152107
4th Grade 44.7815423150366
5th Grade 46.0990311074952
6th Grade 38.9912306892329
7th Grade 31.3023606058423
8th Grade 25.7250305505052
10th Grade 43.9187903957284

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 41.2% 52.0%
Black 5.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 45.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 4.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 38.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.1% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.0% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 23.07
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Arizona Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,828,065 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 59 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.5% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 33.1% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 24.4% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.4% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,412,212 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.0% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.5% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.9% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.0% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.3% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.6% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 12.9% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $3,963 $4,398,097,495 47.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $535 $593,600,482 6.4%
Staff $384 $426,639,324 4.6%
General Administration $130 $144,253,688 1.5%
School Administration $392 $434,936,629 4.7%
Operation $908 $1,007,575,403 10.8%
Transportation $328 $364,343,876 3.9%
Other $311 $345,223,928 3.7%
Total Support $2,988 $3,316,601,101 35.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,463 $1,623,721,625 17.4%
Total Expenditures $8,414 $9,338,489,557 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%