Missouri
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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Missouri School Districts by City
Number Of Students 914,990
Number Of Missouri Schools 2,434
Number Of Missouri School Districts 568
Spending Per Student $12,022

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
4th Grade 50.2619921904757
8th Grade 46.263810089903
10th Grade 57.2938663380304

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
4th Grade 46.0010735048093
8th Grade 38.8372791595421
10th Grade 41.1302540080198

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 74.2% 50.6%
Black 16.6% 16.0%
Hispanic 6.5% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.0% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 50.4% 48.4%
English Language Learners 3.4% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 14.1% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.47
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Missouri Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,126,452 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 88 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.2% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 32.2% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.0%
65 Or Older 16.1% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,396,271 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 10.3% 8.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.6% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.6% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.0% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.0% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.6% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.7% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.6% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 11.6% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,138 $5,615,788,195 51.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $465 $425,572,122 3.9%
Staff $477 $436,527,450 4.0%
General Administration $373 $341,293,271 3.1%
School Administration $609 $556,779,035 5.1%
Operation $1,035 $946,917,146 8.6%
Transportation $523 $478,870,643 4.4%
Other $254 $232,670,246 2.1%
Total Support $3,736 $3,418,578,057 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,148 $1,965,621,993 17.9%
Total Expenditures $12,022 $11,000,014,194 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%