California school district spending and test scores

Etiwanda 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 Etiwanda Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$6,560   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

872   Median: 783

$6,560 spent per student ($80.6 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Kings River-Hardwick Union Elementary $6,593
Rescue Union Elementary $6,593
Briggs Elementary $6,567
Etiwanda Elementary $6,560
Buckeye Union Elementary $6,550
Plaza Elementary $6,515
Dry Creek Joint Elementary $6,506
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Alum Rock Union Elementary (12,392.40) $8,735
Porterville Unified (12,104.50) $8,564
Salinas Union High (12,404.40) $8,250
San Dieguito Union High (12,084.50) $8,108
La Mesa-Spring Valley (12,067.60) $8,069
Livermore Valley Joint Unified (12,333.30) $7,993
Etiwanda Elementary (12,287.40) $6,560
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Mt. Baldy Joint Elementary $9,351
Rialto Unified $8,231
Fontana Unified $7,781
Cucamonga Elementary $7,291
Alta Loma Elementary $7,012
Etiwanda Elementary $6,560
Central Elementary $6,388

872 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Rincon Valley Union Elementary 873
Monte Rio Union Elementary 872
Beverly Hills Unified 872
Etiwanda Elementary 872
Clay Joint Elementary 871
Kenwood Elementary 871
Nicasio Elementary 871
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
San Dieguito Union High (12,084.50) 877
Etiwanda Elementary (12,287.40) 872
Livermore Valley Joint Unified (12,333.30) 822
La Mesa-Spring Valley (12,067.60) 801
Alum Rock Union Elementary (12,392.40) 746
Porterville Unified (12,104.50) 743
Salinas Union High (12,404.40) 701
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Etiwanda Elementary 872
Mt. Baldy Joint Elementary 871
Alta Loma Elementary 858
Central Elementary 821
Cucamonga Elementary 774
Rialto Unified 732
Fontana Unified 731
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