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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 Wisconsin School Districts by City
Number Of Students 870,492
Number Of Wisconsin Schools 2,264
Number Of Wisconsin School Districts 455
Spending Per Student $12,907

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.3822619459146
4th Grade 44.2442377756024
5th Grade 42.9587808993819
6th Grade 42.7772301158094
7th Grade 41.9295518795201
8th Grade 41.146503377155
11th Grade 38.2981594202296

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.5248079323272
4th Grade 45.4752633748075
5th Grade 44.8720029076556
6th Grade 43.2613327478831
7th Grade 39.4321076958308
8th Grade 33.8447612062264
11th Grade 38.6087057364716

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 73.9% 52.0%
Black 9.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 11.1% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 41.3% 50.9%
English Language Learners 4.9% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.08
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Wisconsin Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,771,337 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 106 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.8% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.8% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,299,107 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.0% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.8% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.1% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.0% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.5% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.7% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.9% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.0% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,519 $5,675,081,845 50.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $541 $470,843,989 4.2%
Staff $560 $487,694,307 4.3%
General Administration $303 $263,872,475 2.3%
School Administration $559 $486,694,833 4.3%
Operation $1,074 $935,328,274 8.3%
Transportation $492 $428,677,712 3.8%
Other $619 $539,147,103 4.8%
Total Support $4,150 $3,612,262,704 32.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,238 $1,948,170,696 17.3%
Total Expenditures $12,907 $11,235,494,121 100.0%
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%