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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.

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 5,216,811
Number Of Texas Schools 9,309
Number Of Texas School Districts 1,216
Spending Per Student $10,379

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 42.4873522332427
4th Grade 40.5275307803816
5th Grade 47.1271775870596
6th Grade 38.3478117175127
7th Grade 42.4321342596731
8th Grade 46.1929021193505
10th Grade 45.7418823016501

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 43.710453127899
4th Grade 39.2372348067371
5th Grade 44.1641465660981
6th Grade 40.9073577422341
7th Grade 37.9375246206136
8th Grade 39.2190044700262
10th Grade 47.8611885579183

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 29.7% 52.0%
Black 12.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 53.1% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.0% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 15.5% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 8.6% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.48
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Texas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 27,469,114 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 103 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 22.1% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 35.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 23.9% 26.3%
65 Or Older 11.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 9,149,196 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 12.9% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 81.9% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.6% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.4% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.1% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.8% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.8% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 12.3% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,005 $26,112,315,713 48.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $403 $2,103,951,469 3.9%
Staff $393 $2,052,802,772 3.8%
General Administration $122 $638,038,954 1.2%
School Administration $485 $2,528,828,340 4.7%
Operation $916 $4,777,138,663 8.8%
Transportation $248 $1,295,949,134 2.4%
Other $324 $1,688,549,886 3.1%
Total Support $2,892 $15,084,978,443 27.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,482 $12,950,081,644 23.9%
Total Expenditures $10,379 $54,147,021,130 100.0%
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%