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Overview

Public Schools Overview Connecticut School Districts by City
Number Of Students 546,060
Number Of Connecticut Schools 1,165
Number Of Connecticut School Districts 200
Spending Per Student $18,081

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 54.3387046033115
4th Grade 54.7710479405807
5th Grade 58.0641426295958
6th Grade 54.67160637674
7th Grade 55.9525350738875
8th Grade 52.6675933382913
11th Grade 51.2705041937907

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.7122728597429
4th Grade 43.9252123082859
5th Grade 36.3922277244906
6th Grade 36.5180142440632
7th Grade 37.6188656840709
8th Grade 35.4376449614047
11th Grade 29.912013375572

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 58.5% 50.9%
Black 12.9% 15.6%
Hispanic 21.2% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.7% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.1% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.7% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 13.0% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.64
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Connecticut Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,590,886 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 740 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.4% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.7% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 31.4% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 28.7% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.8% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,352,583 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.6% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.9% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.6% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 17.4% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 16.6% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.8% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.3% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 9.6% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,859 $5,383,624,000 54.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,036 $565,712,000 5.7%
Staff $490 $267,358,000 2.7%
General Administration $343 $187,407,000 1.9%
School Administration $956 $521,989,000 5.3%
Operation $1,453 $793,211,000 8.0%
Transportation $839 $457,873,000 4.6%
Other $380 $207,289,000 2.1%
Total Support $5,495 $3,000,839,000 30.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,727 $1,489,118,000 15.1%
Total Expenditures $18,081 $9,873,581,000 100.0%
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%