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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 Florida School Districts by City
Number Of Students 2,758,526
Number Of Florida Schools 4,341
Number Of Florida School Districts 79
Spending Per Student $9,623

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 27.3958577576451
4th Grade 26.1482068444176
5th Grade 25.9519681400572
6th Grade 29.4096406869374
7th Grade 27.338195947789
8th Grade 30.9137047956773
9th Grade 29.3181730413027
10th Grade 27.9014000208937

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 33.0688464518488
4th Grade 32.8236302313974
5th Grade 31.4095924428761
6th Grade 26.4966123963297
7th Grade 24.7234748347369
8th Grade 20.7390787625337
10th Grade 25.8667948822119

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 41.6% 52.0%
Black 23.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 31.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.7% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 9.1% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.29
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Florida Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 20,271,272 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 372 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 17.5% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.9% 26.3%
65 Or Older 18.6% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 7,300,494 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.8% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.9% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.3% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.9% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.8% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.1% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.2% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.0% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.4% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,276 $14,552,720,820 54.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $376 $1,035,946,458 3.9%
Staff $534 $1,473,010,153 5.5%
General Administration $77 $213,081,451 0.8%
School Administration $473 $1,305,857,071 4.9%
Operation $860 $2,373,516,481 8.9%
Transportation $344 $948,555,124 3.6%
Other $221 $608,321,632 2.3%
Total Support $2,885 $7,958,115,347 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,463 $4,035,574,213 15.2%
Total Expenditures $9,623 $26,546,144,718 100.0%
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%