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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 Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,280,381
Number Of Virginia Schools 2,145
Number Of Virginia School Districts 219
Spending Per Student $12,218

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 76.837927011166
4th Grade 77.8105299347409
5th Grade 81.0778874914347
6th Grade 77.4115736869534
7th Grade 82.100388696638
8th Grade 75.310601484373
10th Grade 95.63
12th Grade 88.5195059529207

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 77.5157900234946
4th Grade 83.1746006187547
5th Grade 79.5321699832873
6th Grade 82.3873934322863
7th Grade 69.8929111624757
8th Grade 72.0636043075173
10th Grade 94.95
12th Grade 90.7996574331552

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 54.0% 52.0%
Black 24.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 14.6% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.0% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.6% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.7% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.23
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 8,382,993 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 209 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.2% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.3% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,062,783 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.2% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.3% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 36.3% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 15.3% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.8% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.3% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.5% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.5% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 9.9% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,608 $8,460,570,801 54.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $545 $697,411,110 4.5%
Staff $706 $904,478,914 5.8%
General Administration $177 $226,760,480 1.4%
School Administration $647 $828,806,887 5.3%
Operation $1,035 $1,324,961,731 8.5%
Transportation $596 $763,112,876 4.9%
Other $171 $218,575,002 1.4%
Total Support $3,877 $4,963,948,076 31.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,733 $2,219,336,035 14.2%
Total Expenditures $12,218 $15,643,856,888 100.0%
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%