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Overview

Public Schools Overview California School Districts by City
Number Of Students 6,295,203
Number Of California Schools 10,450
Number Of California School Districts 1,170
Spending Per Student $11,065

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.1379431872496
4th Grade 38.8489829463007
5th Grade 44.0885357467908
6th Grade 41.5362618992487
7th Grade 42.1908798275861
8th Grade 43.7825980548507
11th Grade 52.8118925771116

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 39.956519195641
4th Grade 34.3720383744592
5th Grade 29.8396748400174
6th Grade 32.0453334559779
7th Grade 32.6810329473677
8th Grade 32.0391269347024
11th Grade 28.0746768404557

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 24.7% 50.9%
Black 6.1% 15.6%
Hispanic 52.7% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 11.0% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.3% 50.9%
English Language Learners 22.4% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 10.9% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 24.69
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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 6.6% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.5% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 35.7% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 25.1% 26.4%
65 Or Older 12.1% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 12,728,590 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 81.5% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.5% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.9% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.7% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.7% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.0% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 10.9% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,426 $34,154,955,000 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $485 $3,050,946,000 4.4%
Staff $508 $3,195,446,000 4.6%
General Administration $94 $593,346,000 0.9%
School Administration $599 $3,770,092,000 5.4%
Operation $881 $5,547,336,000 8.0%
Transportation $225 $1,418,319,000 2.0%
Other $476 $2,999,568,000 4.3%
Total Support $3,268 $20,575,053,000 29.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,371 $14,925,326,000 21.4%
Total Expenditures $11,065 $69,655,334,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%