California school district spending and test scores

Eastside 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 Eastside Union Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$7,825   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

699   Median: 783

$7,825 spent per student ($24.1 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Knights Ferry Elementary $7,827
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified $7,826
Oak Grove Elementary $7,826
Eastside Union Elementary $7,825
San Ramon Valley Unified $7,824
Knightsen Elementary $7,824
Mt. Shasta Union Elementary $7,824
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High (3,046.80) $11,579
Parlier Unified (3,080.50) $8,426
Richland Union Elementary (3,055.50) $7,913
Eastside Union Elementary (3,079.10) $7,825
Wasco Union Elementary (3,072.30) $7,745
Castaic Union Elementary (3,089.60) $7,615
Fruitvale Elementary (3,104.10) $6,904
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Muroc Joint Unified $8,860
Victor Valley Union High $8,801
Keppel Union Elementary $8,183
Southern Kern Unified $7,935
Eastside Union Elementary $7,825
Wilsona Elementary $7,714
Palmdale Elementary $7,615
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699 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Golden Feather Union Elementary 700
West Fresno Elementary 700
San Bernardino City Unified 699
Eastside Union Elementary 699
Farmersville Unified 698
Kneeland Elementary 698
Corning Union High 697
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High (3,046.80) 898
Fruitvale Elementary (3,104.10) 857
Castaic Union Elementary (3,089.60) 840
Eastside Union Elementary (3,079.10) 699
Wasco Union Elementary (3,072.30) 692
Richland Union Elementary (3,055.50) 679
Parlier Unified (3,080.50) 670
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Muroc Joint Unified 796
Adelanto Elementary 743
Palmdale Elementary 726
Keppel Union Elementary 717
Wilsona Elementary 714
Southern Kern Unified 709
Eastside Union Elementary 699
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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