California school district spending and test scores

Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified 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 Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$15,244   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

682   Median: 783

$15,244 spent per student ($14.0 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Big Pine Unified $15,566
Manchester Union Elementary $15,470
Warner Unified $15,338
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified $15,244
Julian Union Elementary $15,219
Surprise Valley Joint Unified $15,207
Tamalpais Union High $15,100
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified (918.20) $15,244
Lassen Union High (906.60) $9,431
Chowchilla Union High (887.10) $8,384
Waugh Elementary (894.10) $7,600
Yreka Union Elementary (921.30) $7,507
Evergreen Union Elementary (919.60) $7,147
Bennett Valley Union Elementary (919.40) $6,908
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Maple Creek Elementary $29,460
Forks of Salmon Elementary $23,037
Green Point Elementary $21,436
Orick Elementary $20,955
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified $15,244
Burnt Ranch Elementary $11,000
Blue Lake Union Elementary $10,212
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682 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Alpaugh Unified 683
Richgrove Elementary 682
Gonzales Unified 682
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified 682
Semitropic Elementary 681
Konocti Unified 681
Mcfarland Unified 680
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Waugh Elementary (894.10) 903
Bennett Valley Union Elementary (919.40) 883
Evergreen Union Elementary (919.60) 864
Yreka Union Elementary (921.30) 796
Lassen Union High (906.60) 734
Chowchilla Union High (887.10) 711
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified (918.20) 682
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Maple Creek Elementary N/A
Green Point Elementary N/A
Forks of Salmon Elementary N/A
Big Lagoon Union Elementary 866
Burnt Ranch Elementary 862
Northern Humboldt Union High 787
Blue Lake Union Elementary 768
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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