California school district spending and test scores

Rio Bravo-Greeley Union 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 Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$6,995   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

785   Median: 783

$6,995 spent per student ($6.5 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Exeter Union Elementary $7,005
Manzanita Elementary $7,004
Pioneer Union Elementary $6,995
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary $6,995
Lemoore Union Elementary $6,993
Lagunita Elementary $6,991
Fountain Valley Elementary $6,981
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
West Fresno Elementary (926.00) $9,934
Hope Elementary (927.70) $8,971
Lucerne Valley Unified (928.80) $8,892
Yreka Union Elementary (921.30) $7,507
Armona Union Elementary (924.60) $7,366
Evergreen Union Elementary (919.60) $7,147
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary (926.00) $6,995
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Taft Union High $21,932
Elk Hills Elementary $11,719
Wasco Union High $8,704
Buttonwillow Union Elementary $8,176
Richland Union Elementary $7,913
Panama-Buena Vista Union Elementary $7,136
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary $6,995
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785 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Cajon Valley Union Elementary 785
Hawthorne Elementary 785
Cabrillo Unified 785
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary 785
Vista Unified 785
Berkeley Unified 785
Coast Unified 785
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Hope Elementary (927.70) 894
Evergreen Union Elementary (919.60) 864
Yreka Union Elementary (921.30) 796
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary (926.00) 785
Armona Union Elementary (924.60) 715
West Fresno Elementary (926.00) 700
Lucerne Valley Unified (928.80) 687
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Rosedale Union Elementary 815
Panama-Buena Vista Union Elementary 790
Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary 785
Maple Elementary 775
Taft Union High 715
Wasco Union High 690
Richland Union Elementary 679
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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