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Overview

Public Schools Overview Colorado School Districts by City
Number Of Students 876,437
Number Of Colorado Schools 1,859
Number Of Colorado School Districts 259
Spending Per Student $10,017

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 38.6144814726031
4th Grade 42.2372375289103
5th Grade 40.7691963121517
6th Grade 39.158269689834
7th Grade 41.462251195634
8th Grade 41.3800621572002
9th Grade 38.8185829997852
10th Grade 38.6173313824844
11th Grade 41.0061387496431

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.1428379786283
4th Grade 30.5729950801991
5th Grade 30.3404810713354
6th Grade 31.745771925181
7th Grade 28.0009264852117
8th Grade 18.1293390130754
10th Grade 30.0140492602926

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 55.0% 50.9%
Black 4.7% 15.6%
Hispanic 32.8% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.1% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 41.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 12.3% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 10.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 17.51
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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 6.5% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.0% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 35.5% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.2% 26.4%
65 Or Older 11.8% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,035,888 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.4% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.5% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.5% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.7% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.2% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.1% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.9% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 10.3% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,903 $4,297,173,000 48.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $410 $359,433,000 4.1%
Staff $461 $404,076,000 4.6%
General Administration $137 $120,269,000 1.4%
School Administration $596 $522,353,000 5.9%
Operation $791 $693,489,000 7.9%
Transportation $259 $227,082,000 2.6%
Other $545 $477,868,000 5.4%
Total Support $3,200 $2,804,570,000 31.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,915 $1,677,946,000 19.1%
Total Expenditures $10,017 $8,779,689,000 100.0%
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%