Wisconsin
Public School Ratings



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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (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 Wisconsin School Districts by City
Number Of Students 865,035
Number Of Wisconsin Schools 2,271
Number Of Wisconsin School Districts 453
Spending Per Student $13,600

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 41.3920402470728
4th Grade 45.4844477544201
5th Grade 45.5218302382861
6th Grade 43.737801210202
7th Grade 45.6541418052738
8th Grade 37.6662010729821
11th Grade 38.2891574267895

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.9415347209713
4th Grade 46.529783766439
5th Grade 47.7322550424798
6th Grade 45.262548293567
7th Grade 39.7232173729018
8th Grade 37.2321811742265
11th Grade 35.3679513913

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 72.8% 50.6%
Black 9.6% 16.0%
Hispanic 12.2% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.1% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.1% 48.4%
English Language Learners 5.4% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 13.8% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.67
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Wisconsin Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,813,568 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 106 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.3% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.7% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.6% 26.1%
65 Or Older 15.6% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,336,020 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.6% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.3% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.7% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.3% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.1% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.8% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 10.1% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,627 $5,732,437,220 48.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $571 $494,301,596 4.2%
Staff $602 $520,812,598 4.4%
General Administration $332 $287,551,070 2.4%
School Administration $588 $508,448,160 4.3%
Operation $1,065 $920,935,562 7.8%
Transportation $488 $421,916,462 3.6%
Other $613 $530,434,875 4.5%
Total Support $4,259 $3,684,302,910 31.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,714 $2,347,876,056 20.0%
Total Expenditures $13,600 $11,764,632,102 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%