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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 California School Districts by City
Number Of Students 6,233,581
Number Of California Schools 10,302
Number Of California School Districts 1,099
Spending Per Student $11,458

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 42.3090029747138
4th Grade 43.585671103815
5th Grade 48.2128898173949
6th Grade 46.2104874973782
7th Grade 46.6585039572924
8th Grade 47.7393298451964
11th Grade 57.8898373766051

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.4781337886324
4th Grade 38.2857560170509
5th Grade 32.868250175131
6th Grade 34.8048849200672
7th Grade 35.395622754563
8th Grade 34.8307809438864
11th Grade 31.5214911776936

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 25.6% 52.0%
Black 6.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 55.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 11.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 22.3% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 23.71
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

California Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 39,144,818 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 248 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.5% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 35.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.2% 26.3%
65 Or Older 12.5% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 12,717,801 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.8% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 81.8% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.4% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.9% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.0% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.1% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.7% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.5% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.9% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 10.9% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,621 $35,036,955,287 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $502 $3,131,223,827 4.4%
Staff $531 $3,312,426,112 4.6%
General Administration $92 $573,622,504 0.8%
School Administration $616 $3,842,105,700 5.4%
Operation $940 $5,860,782,678 8.2%
Transportation $228 $1,423,012,973 2.0%
Other $494 $3,081,474,546 4.3%
Total Support $3,405 $21,225,114,888 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,433 $15,163,215,389 21.2%
Total Expenditures $11,458 $71,426,321,041 100.0%
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%