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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 Colorado School Districts by City
Number Of Students 889,006
Number Of Colorado Schools 1,862
Number Of Colorado School Districts 186
Spending Per Student $10,478

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.7932480001825
4th Grade 44.2191103766581
5th Grade 41.4967728959726
6th Grade 38.6312216523202
7th Grade 41.4484555592566
8th Grade 42.2615393383426
9th Grade 39.7737121566773

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 39.5425198143813
4th Grade 33.8230788468378
5th Grade 34.7204498543921
6th Grade 31.3941462095641
7th Grade 26.9859645422441
8th Grade 20.3904680144394
10th Grade 32.2351145945397

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 56.7% 52.0%
Black 4.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 34.5% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.2% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 41.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 11.8% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 0.0% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 17.32
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Colorado Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,456,574 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 51 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 35.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.1% 26.3%
65 Or Older 12.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,024,468 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.7% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 38.1% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.0% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.9% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.2% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.1% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.5% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 10.0% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,047 $4,487,133,061 48.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $415 $369,029,466 4.0%
Staff $505 $448,909,713 4.8%
General Administration $136 $120,592,409 1.3%
School Administration $623 $553,747,594 5.9%
Operation $814 $723,922,466 7.8%
Transportation $268 $238,689,690 2.6%
Other $620 $551,229,951 5.9%
Total Support $3,381 $3,006,072,053 32.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,049 $1,821,385,690 19.6%
Total Expenditures $10,478 $9,314,617,799 100.0%
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%