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Missouri 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 Missouri School Districts by City
Number Of Students 918,807
Number Of Missouri Schools 2,424
Number Of Missouri School Districts 566
Spending Per Student $11,495

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 74.0980533366186
4th Grade 75.2242439930298
5th Grade 73.0154617363182
6th Grade 66.7393184707567
7th Grade 65.3183492940171
8th Grade 66.2676333869606
11th Grade 66.3581532727116

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 66.2421183067977
4th Grade 68.6263627071074
5th Grade 61.7435424435401
6th Grade 52.0397777755801
7th Grade 50.2502149694297
8th Grade 38.3200826646675
11th Grade 76.8508957923467

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 74.8% 51.5%
Black 16.7% 16.2%
Hispanic 6.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.0% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 49.8% 47.6%
English Language Learners 3.2% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.7% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.59
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Missouri Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,093,000 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 88 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.6% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,372,362 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.8% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.6% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.4% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.5% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.8% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.4% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.8% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 13.1% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,826 $5,353,407,234 50.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $454 $417,296,888 4.0%
Staff $446 $409,635,758 3.9%
General Administration $338 $310,439,937 2.9%
School Administration $577 $530,136,305 5.0%
Operation $1,016 $933,653,238 8.8%
Transportation $512 $470,188,023 4.5%
Other $229 $210,807,180 2.0%
Total Support $3,572 $3,282,247,369 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,096 $1,926,007,243 18.2%
Total Expenditures $11,495 $10,561,632,351 100.0%
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%