California school district spending and test scores

Alview-Dairyland 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 Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$8,023   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

841   Median: 783

$8,023 spent per student ($2.7 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Laton Joint Unified $8,032
Lost Hills Union Elementary $8,029
Washington Colony Elementary $8,026
Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary $8,023
Lemon Grove Elementary $8,019
Westminster Elementary $8,013
Monterey Peninsula Unified $8,008
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Ross Elementary (334.90) $16,240
La Honda-Pescadero Unified (336.80) $10,941
Pacific Union Elementary (345.60) $8,430
American Union Elementary (332.00) $8,392
Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary (337.10) $8,023
Chualar Union Elementary (338.60) $7,828
Springville Union Elementary (340.30) $7,669
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Le Grand Union High $10,318
El Nido Elementary $10,156
Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified $8,463
Merced Union High $8,137
Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary $8,023
Madera Unified $7,442
Chowchilla Elementary $7,074
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841 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Solvang Elementary 841
Columbia Elementary 841
Norris Elementary 841
Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary 841
Janesville Union Elementary 840
Castaic Union Elementary 840
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary 840
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Ross Elementary (334.90) 939
Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary (337.10) 841
Springville Union Elementary (340.30) 812
Pacific Union Elementary (345.60) 800
American Union Elementary (332.00) 743
Chualar Union Elementary (338.60) 716
La Honda-Pescadero Unified (336.80) 713
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Plainsburg Union Elementary 863
Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary 841
El Nido Elementary 796
Chowchilla Elementary 753
Merced Union High 739
Madera Unified 733
Le Grand Union High 726
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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