California school district spending and test scores

Green Point Elementary School District

Despite years of efforts to equalize spending in California schools, some districts receive thousands of dollars more per student than others. And although some districts spent much more than the average, the bigger expenditure didn't assure higher scores on the state's Academic Performance Index, which is based on student test scores and other academic measures. Download a spreadsheet of spending per student and Academic Performance Index data for all school districts here.

How does Green Point Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$21,436   Median: $8,234

No API score for 2010 reported for Green Point Elementary School District

$21,436 spent per student ($206,427 total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Midway Elementary $21,888
Elkins Elementary $21,794
Round Valley Unified $21,676
Green Point Elementary $21,436
Trinity Center Elementary $21,220
Montecito Union Elementary $21,048
Orick Elementary $20,955
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Kashia Elementary (9.00) $34,144
Maple Creek Elementary (8.50) $29,460
Elkins Elementary (10.40) $21,794
Green Point Elementary (9.60) $21,436
Union Joint Elementary (10.20) $18,568
Blake Elementary (8.80) $16,281
Panoche Elementary (9.90) $14,232
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Green Point Elementary $21,436
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified $15,244
Blue Lake Union Elementary $10,212
Big Lagoon Union Elementary $9,526
Trinidad Union Elementary $7,804
Mckinleyville Union Elementary $7,336

No API score reported

A note about the data: Spending figures refer to "current expense of education" per student in average daily attendance in 2009-10. The figures exclude certain expenditures, such as retiree benefits, food services and facilities acquisition and construction costs. Figures should be interpreted in the context of local conditions.

The state's nearly 1,000 school districts are responsible for reporting the information to the state. If individual districts spot problems with the state-reported statistics in our database, California Watch will confirm and update the data while encouraging districts to correct any errors with the state so that the public has the most accurate data available.

Interactive by Agustin Armendariz and Michael Corey. Reporting by Louis Freedberg and Stephen K. Doig.

Source: California Department of Education
Filed under: K-12