California school district spending and test scores

Elkins 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 Elkins Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$21,794   Median: $8,234

No API score for 2010 reported for Elkins Elementary School District

$21,794 spent per student ($226,222 total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Taft Union High $21,932
Vista Del Mar Union Elementary $21,904
Midway Elementary $21,888
Elkins Elementary $21,794
Round Valley Unified $21,676
Green Point Elementary $21,436
Trinity Center Elementary $21,220
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Pacific Unified (10.80) $59,638
Forks of Salmon Elementary (11.30) $23,037
Coffee Creek Elementary (10.90) $22,657
Elkins Elementary (10.40) $21,794
Green Point Elementary (9.60) $21,436
Union Joint Elementary (10.20) $18,568
Panoche Elementary (9.90) $14,232
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Elkins Elementary $21,794
Round Valley Unified $21,676
Flournoy Union Elementary $9,396
Red Bluff Joint Union High $8,739
Orland Joint Unified $8,151
Reeds Creek Elementary $7,728

No API score reported

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