California school district spending and test scores

Enterprise 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 Enterprise Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$8,412   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

815   Median: 783

$8,412 spent per student ($27.4 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Lafayette Elementary $8,422
Dinuba Unified $8,418
Sunol Glen Unified $8,416
Enterprise Elementary $8,412
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified $8,410
Anaheim City Elementary $8,399
Santa Ana Unified $8,396
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Del Norte County Unified (3,224.10) $10,071
Cabrillo Unified (3,214.40) $8,512
Enterprise Elementary (3,257.30) $8,412
Palo Verde Unified (3,316.60) $7,896
Eureka Union Elementary (3,387.30) $7,882
Calaveras Unified (3,226.30) $7,429
Norris Elementary (3,398.80) $6,112
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Junction Elementary $9,936
Anderson Union High $9,261
Gateway Unified $8,617
Redding Elementary $8,548
Enterprise Elementary $8,412
Pacheco Union Elementary $7,830
Columbia Elementary $7,719

815 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Lucia Mar Unified 815
Rosedale Union Elementary 815
Imperial Unified 815
Enterprise Elementary 815
Belridge Elementary 815
Auburn Union Elementary 815
Ojai Unified 815
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Eureka Union Elementary (3,387.30) 897
Norris Elementary (3,398.80) 841
Enterprise Elementary (3,257.30) 815
Cabrillo Unified (3,214.40) 785
Calaveras Unified (3,226.30) 782
Del Norte County Unified (3,224.10) 750
Palo Verde Unified (3,316.60) 674
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Junction Elementary 845
Columbia Elementary 841
Enterprise Elementary 815
Redding Elementary 798
Pacheco Union Elementary 783
Gateway Unified 782
Anderson Union High 743
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