California
Public School Ratings






California Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview California School Districts by City
Number Of Students 6,217,627
Number Of California Schools 10,441
Number Of California School Districts 2,115
Spending Per Student $14,315

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

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Reading Proficiency

Math Test

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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 24.4% 49.7%
Black 5.7% 15.9%
Hispanic 56.5% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 12.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 59.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 19.2% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 12.6% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

30 25 20 15 10 5 0
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    AVG FOR STATE AVG FOR NATION

California Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 39,512,223 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 250 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 35.5% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 26.0%
65 Or Older 13.6% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 12,950,743 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 11.0% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.9% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.3% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 19.3% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.2% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.3% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.9% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.9% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.9% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 9.5% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,110 $44,207,610,675 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $715 $4,444,735,486 5.0%
Staff $719 $4,472,549,320 5.0%
General Administration $117 $729,380,980 0.8%
School Administration $789 $4,904,545,120 5.5%
Operation $1,125 $6,991,988,357 7.9%
Transportation $265 $1,645,794,048 1.8%
Other $639 $3,971,963,894 4.5%
Total Support $4,368 $27,160,605,411 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,836 $17,635,368,261 19.8%
Total Expenditures $14,315 $89,004,272,569 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%