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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 Iowa School Districts by City
Number Of Students 504,950
Number Of Iowa Schools 1,350
Number Of Iowa School Districts 336
Spending Per Student $12,286

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 76.7856008448992
4th Grade 75.3308285672851
5th Grade 76.565046366374
6th Grade 74.7074331999406
7th Grade 75.2661155328376
8th Grade 75.2768274850857
11th Grade 78.6206399029013

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 79.7532439945401
4th Grade 78.6232433495502
5th Grade 76.4735522458215
6th Grade 76.7236632963929
7th Grade 83.2649467212702
8th Grade 75.3744925498789
11th Grade 82.2071343024448

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 81.2% 52.0%
Black 5.7% 16.2%
Hispanic 10.4% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.4% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 39.7% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.1% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.6% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.30
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Iowa Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,123,899 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 55 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.1% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.6% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.4% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.5% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,236,409 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.5% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.7% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.9% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.5% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.7% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.8% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.3% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,410 $3,236,966,383 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $337 $170,410,528 2.7%
Staff $350 $176,600,126 2.8%
General Administration $244 $123,282,433 2.0%
School Administration $567 $286,386,305 4.6%
Operation $925 $467,326,879 7.5%
Transportation $402 $202,909,854 3.3%
Other $262 $132,545,859 2.1%
Total Support $3,088 $1,559,530,939 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,787 $1,407,134,747 22.7%
Total Expenditures $12,286 $6,203,629,027 100.0%
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%