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: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Florida School Districts by City
Number Of Students 2,793,860
Number Of Florida Schools 4,369
Number Of Florida School Districts 79
Spending Per Student $9,502

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 29.4093252056688
4th Grade 28.6173080573473
5th Grade 27.9872884664286
6th Grade 30.0654576646336
7th Grade 30.2144772233186
8th Grade 29.4367725483595
9th Grade 30.53560730364
10th Grade 28.6147748476958

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 34.2992142143397
4th Grade 36.8065817607473
5th Grade 33.4788812045371
6th Grade 27.1501437980595
7th Grade 25.5061863608525
8th Grade 18.0964403627905
10th Grade 21.7634000873368

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 40.9% 51.5%
Black 23.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 32.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.7% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 52.1% 47.6%
English Language Learners 9.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.3% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.30
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Florida Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 20,612,439 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 379 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 17.3% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.7% 26.2%
65 Or Older 19.1% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 7,393,262 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.7% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.2% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.9% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.4% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.2% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.3% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.3% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.5% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 12.9% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,209 $14,552,719,385 54.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $371 $1,035,940,401 3.9%
Staff $527 $1,473,008,444 5.5%
General Administration $76 $213,079,669 0.8%
School Administration $467 $1,305,855,233 4.9%
Operation $850 $2,373,518,399 8.9%
Transportation $340 $948,567,783 3.6%
Other $218 $608,321,274 2.3%
Total Support $2,848 $7,958,106,537 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,444 $4,035,574,944 15.2%
Total Expenditures $9,502 $26,546,144,583 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%