Colorado
Public School Ratings






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

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Colorado School Districts by City
Number Of Students 911,536
Number Of Colorado Schools 1,915
Number Of Colorado School Districts 186
Spending Per Student $11,584

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
41%
45%
47%
44%
46%
45%
42%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

50 40 30 20 10 0
39%
34%
36%
30%
30%
36%
39%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 55.9% 49.7%
Black 4.8% 15.9%
Hispanic 35.0% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 10.9% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities UNREPORTED 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
17.2
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Colorado Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,758,736 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 55 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 35.9% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.2% 25.8%
65 Or Older 13.8% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,148,994 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 8.7% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 40.9% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 17.0% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.6% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.8% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.4% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.6% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.6% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 8.0% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,409 $4,930,895,654 46.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $533 $485,852,701 4.6%
Staff $551 $502,601,058 4.8%
General Administration $155 $141,120,502 1.3%
School Administration $743 $677,694,667 6.4%
Operation $892 $813,142,085 7.7%
Transportation $290 $264,731,549 2.5%
Other $680 $619,407,629 5.9%
Total Support $3,845 $3,504,450,990 33.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,331 $2,124,353,799 20.1%
Total Expenditures $11,584 $10,559,485,383 100.0%
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%