Washington
Public School Ratings



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Washington 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.

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 Washington School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,086,924
Number Of Washington Schools 2,444
Number Of Washington School Districts 333
Spending Per Student $11,754

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.6677393800634
4th Grade 56.0884515188672
5th Grade 59.5357670602539
6th Grade 56.3442286847372
7th Grade 61.0870459260521
8th Grade 59.7016591043653
11th Grade 32.2267556789129

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 58.9073524730634
4th Grade 55.2589484101086
5th Grade 49.4451886968975
6th Grade 49.0593590288327
7th Grade 50.8499061951956
8th Grade 48.7338612889181
11th Grade 28.8836677352583

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 61.3% 51.5%
Black 4.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 24.5% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 8.0% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 45.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 10.4% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 18.76
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Washington Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 7,288,000 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 108 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.8% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 34.4% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.4% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.0% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,696,606 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.6% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.6% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.8% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.6% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.4% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.3% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.6% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.9% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,759 $6,259,158,595 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $678 $737,036,335 5.8%
Staff $617 $670,955,141 5.3%
General Administration $113 $122,430,438 1.0%
School Administration $591 $642,770,255 5.0%
Operation $888 $964,992,078 7.6%
Transportation $398 $432,557,608 3.4%
Other $409 $444,275,544 3.5%
Total Support $3,694 $4,015,067,646 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,302 $2,501,695,451 19.6%
Total Expenditures $11,754 $12,776,003,647 100.0%
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%