Colorado
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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Colorado School Districts by City
Number Of Students 905,019
Number Of Colorado Schools 1,901
Number Of Colorado School Districts 187
Spending Per Student $11,012

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.1027120804811
4th Grade 43.8854559051475
5th Grade 46.2191746228381
6th Grade 40.8605946676932
7th Grade 44.3195081043426
8th Grade 43.6936005393502
10th Grade 37.1843023823472

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 40.6531868192778
4th Grade 35.2938393805207
5th Grade 34.2227228477266
6th Grade 32.0564864418118
7th Grade 29.9892339588149
8th Grade 34.1452724805007
10th Grade 31.007956320676

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 56.1% 50.6%
Black 4.8% 16.0%
Hispanic 34.8% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.0% 48.4%
English Language Learners 11.7% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities UNREPORTED 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 17.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Colorado Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,695,564 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 54 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.3% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 35.7% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.5% 26.0%
65 Or Older 13.4% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,113,387 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.0% 8.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.4% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 40.1% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 15.4% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.9% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.3% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.3% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 8.6% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,324 $4,818,606,480 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $481 $435,667,225 4.4%
Staff $568 $513,947,266 5.2%
General Administration $147 $133,461,909 1.3%
School Administration $693 $627,542,191 6.3%
Operation $874 $790,860,453 7.9%
Transportation $275 $249,285,032 2.5%
Other $674 $610,308,440 6.1%
Total Support $3,714 $3,361,081,153 33.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,974 $1,786,663,650 17.9%
Total Expenditures $11,012 $9,966,359,165 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%