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

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Overview

Public Schools Overview California School Districts by City
Number Of Students 6,226,230
Number Of California Schools 10,295
Number Of California School Districts 1,099
Spending Per Student $11,474

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 43.7641782819226
4th Grade 44.7998907553173
5th Grade 46.3155247505374
6th Grade 46.3071923219442
7th Grade 48.1881930990081
8th Grade 47.3813472324634
11th Grade 58.363793729951

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 46.7558603016513
4th Grade 40.346994941044
5th Grade 33.7936879462134
6th Grade 36.1216690000472
7th Grade 35.9861784313639
8th Grade 35.3762527257746
11th Grade 31.1548972378758

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 25.2% 51.5%
Black 6.1% 16.2%
Hispanic 56.3% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 11.9% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.6% 47.6%
English Language Learners 21.0% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 11.7% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 23.63
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

California Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 39,250,017 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 249 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.5% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.9% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 35.6% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 26.2%
65 Or Older 12.9% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 12,807,387 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.1% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 32.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 16.0% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.5% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.2% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 10.6% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,628 $35,042,190,399 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $503 $3,132,694,832 4.4%
Staff $532 $3,313,420,819 4.6%
General Administration $92 $574,369,306 0.8%
School Administration $617 $3,842,972,574 5.4%
Operation $941 $5,861,130,775 8.2%
Transportation $229 $1,423,064,571 2.0%
Other $495 $3,082,557,570 4.3%
Total Support $3,410 $21,230,644,860 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,436 $15,165,585,439 21.2%
Total Expenditures $11,474 $71,439,433,283 100.0%
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%