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Overview

Public Schools Overview Iowa School Districts by City
Number Of Students 502,816
Number Of Iowa Schools 1,411
Number Of Iowa School Districts 355
Spending Per Student $12,555

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 77.1513018639613
4th Grade 75.7600891734309
6th Grade 76.5627963996319
7th Grade 75.1558913984643
8th Grade 75.1061683033961
11th Grade 79.6372679225377

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 80.7435202035925
4th Grade 79.7881828155619
5th Grade 77.9734036525828
6th Grade 77.0946318914975
7th Grade 83.6080449462019
8th Grade 75.8095862095624
11th Grade 84.0170694989703

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 79.0% 50.9%
Black 5.3% 15.6%
Hispanic 9.7% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.2% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 4.6% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 12.9% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.21
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 31.7% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.5% 26.4%
65 Or Older 15.3% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,238,879 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.3% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.4% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.7% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.4% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.0% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.1% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 11.3% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,309 $3,172,282,000 50.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $581 $292,311,000 4.6%
Staff $491 $246,868,000 3.9%
General Administration $257 $129,352,000 2.0%
School Administration $586 $294,869,000 4.7%
Operation $871 $438,050,000 6.9%
Transportation $386 $194,080,000 3.1%
Other $302 $151,850,000 2.4%
Total Support $3,475 $1,747,380,000 27.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,771 $1,393,376,000 22.1%
Total Expenditures $12,555 $6,313,038,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%