California school district spending and test scores

Roseville City 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 Roseville City Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$6,697   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

866   Median: 783

$6,697 spent per student ($61.8 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Columbine Elementary $6,712
North County Joint Union Elementary $6,711
Orcutt Union Elementary $6,702
Roseville City Elementary $6,697
Loomis Union Elementary $6,691
McSwain Union Elementary $6,667
Semitropic Elementary $6,651
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Kings Canyon Joint Unified (9,170.70) $8,569
Pittsburg Unified (9,056.60) $7,995
Ocean View Elementary (9,275.90) $7,874
Lompoc Unified (9,078.70) $7,755
Roseville Joint Union High (9,243.10) $7,330
Los Alamitos Unified (9,249.00) $6,878
Roseville City Elementary (9,225.90) $6,697
Spending per student in adjacent districts
East Nicolaus Joint Union High $9,397
San Juan Unified $8,638
Center Joint Unified $8,045
Western Placer Unified $7,914
Placer Union High $7,903
Eureka Union Elementary $7,882
Elverta Joint Elementary $7,652
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866 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Saugus Union Elementary 866
Clovis Unified 866
Conejo Valley Unified 866
Roseville City Elementary 866
Two Rock Union Elementary 866
Big Lagoon Union Elementary 866
Magnolia Union Elementary 865
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Los Alamitos Unified (9,249.00) 904
Roseville City Elementary (9,225.90) 866
Ocean View Elementary (9,275.90) 857
Roseville Joint Union High (9,243.10) 811
Kings Canyon Joint Unified (9,170.70) 748
Lompoc Unified (9,078.70) 745
Pittsburg Unified (9,056.60) 718
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Eureka Union Elementary 897
Loomis Union Elementary 895
Rocklin Unified 874
Roseville City Elementary 866
Dry Creek Joint Elementary 861
Elverta Joint Elementary 825
Pleasant Grove Joint Union Elementary 823
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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