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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 Kansas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 497,275
Number Of Kansas Schools 1,321
Number Of Kansas School Districts 296
Spending Per Student $11,365

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.9252419465609
4th Grade 52.025546643266
5th Grade 44.9426790385559
6th Grade 39.9580640013609
7th Grade 37.8789060624068
8th Grade 29.692961463688
10th Grade 30.0310213226268

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.3283174836588
4th Grade 36.8181605950992
5th Grade 33.9603099907686
6th Grade 31.5937490330132
7th Grade 29.2238617862372
8th Grade 24.577086313049
10th Grade 22.7059561555259

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 68.8% 52.0%
Black 7.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 19.9% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 49.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 9.5% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 14.0% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.84
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Kansas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,911,641 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 35 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.9% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 21.0% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.4% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.0% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,113,472 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.0% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.2% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.7% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.7% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.6% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.5% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,760 $2,864,471,818 50.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $469 $233,032,110 4.1%
Staff $370 $184,028,259 3.3%
General Administration $232 $115,370,002 2.0%
School Administration $549 $272,875,845 4.8%
Operation $934 $464,453,125 8.2%
Transportation $389 $193,542,591 3.4%
Other $229 $114,026,157 2.0%
Total Support $3,172 $1,577,382,735 27.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,433 $1,209,846,251 21.4%
Total Expenditures $11,365 $5,651,751,400 100.0%
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%