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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 Missouri School Districts by City
Number Of Students 918,773
Number Of Missouri Schools 2,427
Number Of Missouri School Districts 569
Spending Per Student $11,499

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 60.8195620858873
4th Grade 63.1151350990374
5th Grade 61.6791324618927
6th Grade 57.6639504929023
7th Grade 57.0736723062651
8th Grade 58.300010327769
10th Grade 78.8432817427026

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.5444166467556
4th Grade 52.6415093188227
5th Grade 45.9869184996745
6th Grade 42.2912388364042
7th Grade 40.8849403299121
8th Grade 27.2304851130295
10th Grade 65.4112122146108

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 75.0% 52.0%
Black 16.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 5.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.0% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 51.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 3.2% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.6% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.65
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Missouri Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,083,672 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 88 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.0% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,364,688 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.8% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.1% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.0% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.1% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.6% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.6% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.3% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.6% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,828 $5,355,015,511 50.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $454 $417,362,576 4.0%
Staff $446 $409,680,112 3.9%
General Administration $338 $310,886,578 2.9%
School Administration $577 $530,249,512 5.0%
Operation $1,017 $934,055,336 8.8%
Transportation $512 $470,341,979 4.5%
Other $230 $211,055,329 2.0%
Total Support $3,574 $3,283,722,687 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,097 $1,926,305,515 18.2%
Total Expenditures $11,499 $10,565,019,950 100.0%
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%