Wisconsin
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Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin School Districts by City
Number Of Students 865,850
Number Of Wisconsin Schools 2,262
Number Of Wisconsin School Districts 453
Spending Per Student $12,976

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 43.3905805901291
4th Grade 47.8774983250122
5th Grade 47.4174613201426
6th Grade 45.6584749625539
7th Grade 43.6314293213392
8th Grade 40.8438803140951
11th Grade 39.4357097485543

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.8059435331952
4th Grade 45.0913470539575
5th Grade 45.8603977422774
6th Grade 44.2295736035363
7th Grade 39.5101684702222
8th Grade 34.742270678568
11th Grade 36.9805378278228

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 73.6% 51.5%
Black 9.6% 16.2%
Hispanic 11.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.9% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 39.2% 47.6%
English Language Learners 5.3% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 14.0% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.93
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Wisconsin Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,778,708 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 106 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.5% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.7% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.2% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,310,246 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.4% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.4% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.7% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.5% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.5% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.5% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 10.7% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,554 $5,675,081,845 50.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $544 $470,843,989 4.2%
Staff $563 $487,694,307 4.3%
General Administration $305 $263,872,475 2.3%
School Administration $562 $486,694,833 4.3%
Operation $1,080 $935,328,274 8.3%
Transportation $495 $428,677,712 3.8%
Other $623 $539,147,103 4.8%
Total Support $4,172 $3,612,262,704 32.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,250 $1,948,170,696 17.3%
Total Expenditures $12,976 $11,235,494,121 100.0%
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%