Florida
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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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (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 2,841,585
Number Of Florida Schools 4,239
Number Of Florida School Districts 78
Spending Per Student $10,178

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 57.7971140400024
4th Grade 58.4742352920876
5th Grade 56.3357245660513
6th Grade 54.4202957446951
7th Grade 52.2349114107616
8th Grade 56.3416132598086
9th Grade 54.6131883216378
10th Grade 52.4127568644202

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 62.5579958157242
4th Grade 63.9288775245371
5th Grade 59.7316513591853
6th Grade 54.1779153304812
7th Grade 53.173564335969
8th Grade 43.2854583175828
9th Grade 43.4648902220811
10th Grade 57.2549619164701

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 39.1% 49.7%
Black 22.7% 15.9%
Hispanic 34.8% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.9% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 55.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 9.9% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 14.2% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 17.31
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

Florida Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 21,299,325 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 391 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.4% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 17.0% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 31.3% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.5% 26.0%
65 Or Older 19.7% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 7,621,760 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 10.3% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.0% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.2% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.2% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.5% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.6% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.9% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 11.6% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,518 $15,680,419,620 54.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $393 $1,115,927,502 3.9%
Staff $562 $1,597,036,017 5.5%
General Administration $82 $233,184,247 0.8%
School Administration $499 $1,416,837,032 4.9%
Operation $863 $2,452,400,846 8.5%
Transportation $345 $980,412,168 3.4%
Other $230 $654,234,812 2.3%
Total Support $2,974 $8,449,491,174 29.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,686 $4,789,826,724 16.6%
Total Expenditures $10,178 $28,920,342,915 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%