Virginia
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Virginia 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 Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,284,099
Number Of Virginia Schools 2,137
Number Of Virginia School Districts 219
Spending Per Student $12,183

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 75.2697734697423
4th Grade 79.3535828789094
5th Grade 81.8296592653547
6th Grade 78.3287229926458
7th Grade 82.0349617411237
8th Grade 75.8993495952062
11th Grade 87.0853355921

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 75.6649726176925
4th Grade 81.8152912637622
5th Grade 79.4025434548495
6th Grade 81.9695405350867
7th Grade 69.0677926330278
8th Grade 73.4198386032728
11th Grade 83.0199075569559

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 53.3% 51.5%
Black 24.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 15.2% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.0% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 8.5% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.8% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.23
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 8,411,808 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 210 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 34.2% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.8% 26.2%
65 Or Older 13.8% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 3,090,178 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.2% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.6% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 36.9% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 15.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.9% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.3% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.2% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.2% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.7% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,589 $8,460,570,801 54.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $543 $697,411,110 4.5%
Staff $704 $904,478,914 5.8%
General Administration $177 $226,760,480 1.4%
School Administration $645 $828,806,887 5.3%
Operation $1,032 $1,324,961,731 8.5%
Transportation $594 $763,112,876 4.9%
Other $170 $218,575,002 1.4%
Total Support $3,866 $4,963,948,076 31.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,728 $2,219,336,035 14.2%
Total Expenditures $12,183 $15,643,856,888 100.0%
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%