California school district spending and test scores

Jurupa 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 Jurupa Unified compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$7,601   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

743   Median: 783

$7,601 spent per student ($147.1 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Irvine Unified $7,606
Placerville Union Elementary $7,605
Brawley Elementary $7,605
Jurupa Unified $7,601
Waugh Elementary $7,600
Pleasanton Unified $7,599
Culver City Unified $7,599
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Grossmont Union High (18,708.50) $9,325
Hayward Unified (19,751.30) $8,962
Oceanside Unified (19,005.80) $8,492
Alvord Unified (18,845.90) $7,775
Palmdale Elementary (19,572.30) $7,615
Jurupa Unified (19,354.70) $7,601
Simi Valley Unified (19,431.10) $7,300
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Riverside Unified $8,055
Colton Joint Unified $7,936
Fontana Unified $7,781
Alvord Unified $7,775
Jurupa Unified $7,601
Chaffey Joint Union High $7,465
Corona-Norco Unified $7,303
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743 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Adelanto Elementary 743
Liberty Elementary 743
Lemoore Union Elementary 743
Jurupa Unified 743
Mountain House Elementary 743
Porterville Unified 743
American Union Elementary 743
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Simi Valley Unified (19,431.10) 816
Oceanside Unified (19,005.80) 773
Alvord Unified (18,845.90) 752
Jurupa Unified (19,354.70) 743
Grossmont Union High (18,708.50) 736
Palmdale Elementary (19,572.30) 726
Hayward Unified (19,751.30) 707
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Mountain View Elementary 814
Corona-Norco Unified 801
Riverside Unified 781
Cucamonga Elementary 774
Alvord Unified 752
Chaffey Joint Union High 747
Jurupa Unified 743
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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