California
Public School Ratings



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California 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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview California School Districts by City
Number Of Students 6,228,836
Number Of California Schools 10,332
Number Of California School Districts 1,099
Spending Per Student $13,521

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.1082895980144
4th Grade 48.2603575070101
5th Grade 48.9150891326338
6th Grade 47.1137458357358
7th Grade 49.2461774942212
8th Grade 47.8423938601213
10th Grade 67.878272050818
11th Grade 54.8714269913981

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.8256653455599
4th Grade 42.6446927361204
5th Grade 35.6790034649354
6th Grade 37.1893364774443
7th Grade 36.6459966073819
8th Grade 35.93158983874
10th Grade 36.7084180412289
11th Grade 30.6444898249236

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 25.0% 50.6%
Black 5.9% 16.0%
Hispanic 56.0% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 12.0% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.1% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.8% 48.4%
English Language Learners 20.2% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.0% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 23.37
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

California Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 39,557,045 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 250 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.7% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 35.6% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 26.1%
65 Or Older 13.2% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 12,894,775 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 11.2% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.5% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 32.6% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 17.6% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.7% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.3% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.6% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.6% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 10.1% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,754 $42,072,563,139 50.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $660 $4,109,759,938 4.9%
Staff $678 $4,223,588,529 5.0%
General Administration $131 $816,243,878 1.0%
School Administration $745 $4,643,247,838 5.5%
Operation $1,069 $6,656,800,206 7.9%
Transportation $248 $1,545,160,414 1.8%
Other $590 $3,675,538,573 4.4%
Total Support $4,121 $25,669,582,774 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,646 $16,479,764,511 19.6%
Total Expenditures $13,521 $84,221,660,396 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%