California school district spending and test scores

Konocti 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 Konocti Unified compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$9,053   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

681   Median: 783

$9,053 spent per student ($25.4 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Pomona Unified $9,057
Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary $9,056
South Bay Union Elementary $9,054
Konocti Unified $9,053
Bishop Joint Union High $9,028
Pleasant Valley Joint Union Elementary $9,010
Corning Union High $9,001
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Laguna Beach Unified (2,768.40) $13,773
Konocti Unified (2,805.40) $9,053
Ojai Unified (2,815.30) $8,082
Rincon Valley Union Elementary (2,796.10) $7,913
Escalon Unified (2,817.70) $7,779
Mountain View Elementary (2,778.80) $6,977
Romoland Elementary (2,812.30) $6,820
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Saint Helena Unified $17,671
Upper Lake Union High $10,785
Konocti Unified $9,053
Lucerne Elementary $8,673
Kelseyville Unified $8,270
Esparto Unified $8,082
Middletown Unified $8,043
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681 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Gonzales Unified 682
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified 682
Semitropic Elementary 681
Konocti Unified 681
Dunsmuir Elementary 680
Mcfarland Unified 680
Richland Union Elementary 679
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Laguna Beach Unified (2,768.40) 895
Rincon Valley Union Elementary (2,796.10) 873
Ojai Unified (2,815.30) 815
Mountain View Elementary (2,778.80) 814
Romoland Elementary (2,812.30) 775
Escalon Unified (2,817.70) 767
Konocti Unified (2,805.40) 681
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Saint Helena Unified 793
Middletown Unified 791
Lucerne Elementary 763
Esparto Unified 736
Williams Unified 726
Kelseyville Unified 725
Upper Lake Union High 685
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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