Texas
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Texas 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 Texas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 5,357,951
Number Of Texas Schools 8,979
Number Of Texas School Districts 1,208
Spending Per Student $11,357

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 41.1930662480398
4th Grade 44.2708515911196
5th Grade 51.0540908583001
6th Grade 35.7224171153312
7th Grade 44.6793184599419
8th Grade 45.4960151068077
10th Grade 44.2726402598729

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.8775523946619
4th Grade 47.3690291513245
5th Grade 56.5470964042765
6th Grade 42.0447598396544
7th Grade 36.0603939519004
8th Grade 47.3640539238328
10th Grade 56.735214915281

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 28.9% 50.6%
Black 12.9% 16.0%
Hispanic 53.3% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.3% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.6% 48.4%
English Language Learners 17.2% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 8.9% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.19
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Texas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 28,701,845 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 108 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.2% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 21.8% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 35.4% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 23.7% 26.0%
65 Or Older 12.0% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 9,553,046 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 12.3% 8.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.2% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.3% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 13.0% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.6% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.7% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.6% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.1% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 10.7% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,397 $28,918,524,308 47.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $442 $2,367,389,970 3.9%
Staff $436 $2,333,971,970 3.8%
General Administration $128 $686,315,674 1.1%
School Administration $527 $2,824,943,065 4.6%
Operation $710 $3,802,009,903 6.2%
Transportation $249 $1,333,957,706 2.2%
Other $416 $2,230,530,750 3.7%
Total Support $2,908 $15,579,381,241 25.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,052 $16,350,528,291 26.9%
Total Expenditures $11,357 $60,848,895,653 100.0%
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%