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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Texas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 5,298,228
Number Of Texas Schools 9,021
Number Of Texas School Districts 1,211
Spending Per Student $10,215

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.2543508412034
4th Grade 42.7553126386995
5th Grade 44.5006573722952
6th Grade 34.9364928896369
7th Grade 38.8743025807067
8th Grade 42.8036519016992
10th Grade 37.643391480826
11th Grade 44.0284458138631

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.3828747753521
4th Grade 45.5623134252383
5th Grade 47.899093863274
6th Grade 39.2532787861115
7th Grade 33.6303103257204
8th Grade 32.2623347912128
10th Grade 41.0783437748962
11th Grade 50.3897359440297

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 29.2% 51.5%
Black 12.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 53.4% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.1% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 16.8% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 8.7% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.26
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Texas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 27,862,596 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 105 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 22.0% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 35.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 23.9% 26.2%
65 Or Older 11.5% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 9,289,554 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 12.8% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.3% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.1% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.1% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.4% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.9% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 11.9% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,926 $26,100,130,144 48.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $397 $2,103,228,767 3.9%
Staff $387 $2,052,133,955 3.8%
General Administration $120 $637,187,564 1.2%
School Administration $477 $2,526,094,808 4.7%
Operation $901 $4,772,646,598 8.8%
Transportation $244 $1,295,358,936 2.4%
Other $318 $1,686,449,937 3.1%
Total Support $2,845 $15,072,825,944 27.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,444 $12,948,086,181 23.9%
Total Expenditures $10,215 $54,120,691,995 100.0%
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%