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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 New York School Districts by City
Number Of Students 2,740,351
Number Of New York Schools 4,838
Number Of New York School Districts 1,022
Spending Per Student $22,768

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 42.7793098734641
4th Grade 41.2799000470221
5th Grade 33.9901395636926
6th Grade 34.6144272219895
7th Grade 36.0391843217883
8th Grade 41.5694681037426
10th Grade 64.9516617379471

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.6825349132965
4th Grade 45.7009280172534
5th Grade 41.4716916576206
6th Grade 40.9088939866146
7th Grade 36.9208777187047
8th Grade 21.926576655608
10th Grade 32.8720765589882

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.3% 52.0%
Black 18.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 25.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.1% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 50.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.8% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 18.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.45
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

New York Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 19,795,791 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 418 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 18.4% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.9% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.3% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 7,262,279 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.6% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.2% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.0% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.4% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.1% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.2% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.1% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $13,618 $37,318,618,690 59.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $612 $1,676,179,481 2.7%
Staff $487 $1,334,370,963 2.1%
General Administration $328 $898,973,056 1.4%
School Administration $733 $2,009,288,752 3.2%
Operation $1,715 $4,700,709,465 7.5%
Transportation $1,178 $3,228,041,702 5.2%
Other $555 $1,521,992,943 2.4%
Total Support $5,608 $15,368,600,211 24.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,542 $9,705,852,693 15.6%
Total Expenditures $22,768 $62,391,966,290 100.0%
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%