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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 Washington School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,073,638
Number Of Washington Schools 2,435
Number Of Washington School Districts 333
Spending Per Student $11,900

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.3799923784413
4th Grade 58.0050907620795
5th Grade 61.0849105677669
6th Grade 57.3250167984023
7th Grade 59.644706692696
8th Grade 61.4287728490823
11th Grade 36.2203282502825

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 60.0715786083258
4th Grade 56.4808195529456
5th Grade 50.0520008345387
6th Grade 48.7894481994003
7th Grade 50.7396287976638
8th Grade 49.5170470022462
10th Grade 60.0
11th Grade 36.8470220451202

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 62.2% 52.0%
Black 4.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 23.6% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.9% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.5% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 45.6% 50.9%
English Language Learners 10.0% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 12.5% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 18.03
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Washington Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 7,170,351 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 106 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.0% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.5% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.6% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.6% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,668,912 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.5% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 32.9% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.7% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.2% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.4% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.6% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.7% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 10.2% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,830 $6,259,160,114 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $686 $737,034,624 5.8%
Staff $625 $670,953,123 5.3%
General Administration $114 $122,430,124 1.0%
School Administration $599 $642,770,571 5.0%
Operation $899 $964,994,211 7.6%
Transportation $403 $432,558,763 3.4%
Other $414 $444,274,303 3.5%
Total Support $3,740 $4,015,067,845 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,330 $2,501,695,715 19.6%
Total Expenditures $11,900 $12,776,004,849 100.0%
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%