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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 Connecticut School Districts by City
Number Of Students 542,559
Number Of Connecticut Schools 1,303
Number Of Connecticut School Districts 204
Spending Per Student $19,039

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 54.6013303592767
4th Grade 55.9188480136993
5th Grade 58.4829283734733
6th Grade 54.3428132106076
7th Grade 54.2284736402225
8th Grade 54.3067963876192
11th Grade 63.2223526158766

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.4554981512533
4th Grade 48.3089228344312
5th Grade 40.5774058227991
6th Grade 39.7355059332097
7th Grade 40.8105247134427
8th Grade 38.9757046644081
11th Grade 37.7628485619792

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 58.7% 52.0%
Black 13.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 22.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.9% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.5% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.4% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.5% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.96
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

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 5.3% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.3% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.1% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,352,583 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.4% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.9% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.6% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 17.8% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 16.6% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.2% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.7% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 9.6% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,504 $5,698,978,116 55.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,095 $593,894,925 5.7%
Staff $503 $272,706,376 2.6%
General Administration $370 $200,920,847 1.9%
School Administration $1,018 $552,355,437 5.3%
Operation $1,564 $848,632,794 8.2%
Transportation $862 $467,956,540 4.5%
Other $418 $227,000,114 2.2%
Total Support $5,831 $3,163,465,898 30.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,705 $1,467,508,194 14.2%
Total Expenditures $19,039 $10,329,952,257 100.0%
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%