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Colorado 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 Colorado School Districts by City
Number Of Students 899,112
Number Of Colorado Schools 1,888
Number Of Colorado School Districts 187
Spending Per Student $10,360

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.5981802563898
4th Grade 44.5057575436405
5th Grade 46.4946277497199
6th Grade 40.9158874124282
7th Grade 44.4401519729136
8th Grade 43.8150732304291
9th Grade 38.4256088414704

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.5147071895749
4th Grade 34.4865972632919
5th Grade 33.8903556908963
6th Grade 31.3237565482082
7th Grade 26.4723937092314
8th Grade 20.7318622361076
10th Grade 32.6336822724625

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 56.4% 51.5%
Black 4.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 34.8% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.2% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 41.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 11.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 0.0% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 17.37
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Colorado Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,540,545 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 53 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 35.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.9% 26.2%
65 Or Older 12.7% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,051,616 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.0% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.7% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.8% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.4% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.5% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.2% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.0% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.5% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,991 $4,487,133,061 48.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $410 $369,029,466 4.0%
Staff $499 $448,909,713 4.8%
General Administration $134 $120,592,409 1.3%
School Administration $616 $553,747,594 5.9%
Operation $805 $723,922,466 7.8%
Transportation $265 $238,689,690 2.6%
Other $613 $551,229,951 5.9%
Total Support $3,343 $3,006,072,053 32.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,026 $1,821,385,690 19.6%
Total Expenditures $10,360 $9,314,617,799 100.0%
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%