California school district spending and test scores

Roseville Joint Union High 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 Joint Union High compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$7,330   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

811   Median: 783

$7,330 spent per student ($67.7 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Walnut Creek Elementary $7,345
Hart-Ransom Union Elementary $7,340
Mckinleyville Union Elementary $7,336
Roseville Joint Union High $7,330
Kerman Unified $7,329
Chicago Park Elementary $7,328
Palo Verde Union Elementary $7,321
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Kings Canyon Joint Unified (9,170.70) $8,569
Marysville Joint Unified (9,343.20) $7,916
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
Twin Rivers Unified $9,062
San Juan Unified $8,638
Black Oak Mine Unified $8,572
Center Joint Unified $8,045
Western Placer Unified $7,914
Placer Union High $7,903
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811 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Fullerton Joint Union High 811
Lakeside Union Elementary 811
Buena Park Elementary 811
Roseville Joint Union High 811
Shiloh Elementary 811
Galt Joint Union Elementary 811
Plumas Unified 811
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
Marysville Joint Unified (9,343.20) 736
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Loomis Union Elementary 895
Rocklin Unified 874
Elverta Joint Elementary 825
Pleasant Grove Joint Union Elementary 823
Folsom-Cordova Unified 818
Western Placer Unified 816
Roseville Joint Union High 811
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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