California school district spending and test scores

Maple Creek 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 Maple Creek Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$29,460   Median: $8,234

No API score for 2010 reported for Maple Creek Elementary School District

$29,460 spent per student ($250,702 total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Indian Springs Elementary $33,451
Mattole Unified $31,771
Alpine County Unified $29,954
Maple Creek Elementary $29,460
Bolinas-Stinson Union Elementary $27,794
Death Valley Unified $27,770
Cox Bar Elementary $26,617
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Mineral Elementary (6.40) $47,977
Kashia Elementary (9.00) $34,144
Maple Creek Elementary (8.50) $29,460
Bogus Elementary (7.40) $25,772
Ravendale-Termo Elementary (7.40) $24,880
Green Point Elementary (9.60) $21,436
Blake Elementary (8.80) $16,281
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Maple Creek Elementary $29,460
Bridgeville Elementary $16,169
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified $15,244
Mountain Valley Unified $12,630
Kneeland Elementary $11,723
Burnt Ranch Elementary $11,000
Blue Lake Union Elementary $10,212
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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