Florida
Public School Ratings



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Florida 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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (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 Florida School Districts by City
Number Of Students 2,818,640
Number Of Florida Schools 4,349
Number Of Florida School Districts 78
Spending Per Student $9,921

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 28.3794897448014
4th Grade 28.8064767283625
5th Grade 29.0378784301599
6th Grade 30.4664747615002
7th Grade 28.7402250672692
8th Grade 31.776265510786
9th Grade 30.777358130045
10th Grade 31.5969679078372

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 33.4561661309866
4th Grade 34.7548132208648
5th Grade 36.4676314469325
6th Grade 27.2676729143538
7th Grade 27.0983793267864
8th Grade 18.1484685117573
10th Grade 25.95341518652

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 40.3% 50.6%
Black 23.1% 16.0%
Hispanic 33.3% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.8% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 57.8% 48.4%
English Language Learners 10.2% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 13.5% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.12
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Florida Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 20,984,400 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 385 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 17.2% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.4% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 26.6% 26.1%
65 Or Older 19.4% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 7,510,882 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 10.5% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.6% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.5% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.2% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.7% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.6% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.7% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 12.3% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,400 $15,221,833,056 54.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $390 $1,100,159,133 3.9%
Staff $557 $1,570,409,114 5.6%
General Administration $81 $229,141,573 0.8%
School Administration $489 $1,377,487,423 4.9%
Operation $859 $2,422,319,570 8.7%
Transportation $332 $936,173,621 3.3%
Other $234 $658,627,188 2.4%
Total Support $2,943 $8,294,539,760 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,578 $4,448,108,537 15.9%
Total Expenditures $9,921 $27,964,693,164 100.0%
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%