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Idaho 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 Idaho School Districts by City
Number Of Students 292,265
Number Of Idaho Schools 751
Number Of Idaho School Districts 161
Spending Per Student $7,132

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.2986168085471
4th Grade 48.2539454010049
5th Grade 53.9059392507129
6th Grade 50.8026149736323
7th Grade 53.6902871065357
8th Grade 51.9428380295741
10th Grade 58.9369990095741

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 50.430540733435
4th Grade 46.3710929636415
5th Grade 41.5857662958503
6th Grade 40.0856065153393
7th Grade 42.2278397037259
8th Grade 38.8683578520391
10th Grade 32.7515911493842

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 78.1% 51.5%
Black 1.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 18.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.3% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.9% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 10.2% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 18.67
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Idaho Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,683,140 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 20 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.0% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 22.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.2% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 24.4% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 596,107 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.0% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.2% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.2% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 10.9% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.0% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.6% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.9% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 12.3% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $3,953 $1,155,216,966 55.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $356 $103,955,162 5.0%
Staff $302 $88,330,998 4.2%
General Administration $155 $45,410,533 2.2%
School Administration $377 $110,070,906 5.3%
Operation $616 $180,030,745 8.6%
Transportation $327 $95,499,465 4.6%
Other $162 $47,370,347 2.3%
Total Support $2,295 $670,702,223 32.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $885 $258,552,955 12.4%
Total Expenditures $7,132 $2,084,391,121 100.0%
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%