California school district spending and test scores

Evergreen Union 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 Evergreen Union Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$7,147   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

864   Median: 783

$7,147 spent per student ($6.6 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Tulare City Elementary $7,174
Liberty Elementary $7,168
Pleasant Valley School $7,167
Evergreen Union Elementary $7,147
Lowell Joint Elementary $7,143
Panama-Buena Vista Union Elementary $7,136
Pacific Union Elementary $7,136
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified (918.20) $15,244
West Fresno Elementary (926.00) $9,934
Lassen Union High (906.60) $9,431
Yreka Union Elementary (921.30) $7,507
Armona Union Elementary (924.60) $7,366
Evergreen Union Elementary (919.60) $7,147
Bennett Valley Union Elementary (919.40) $6,908
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Southern Trinity Joint Unified $18,924
Igo, Ono, Platina Union Elementary $11,859
Bend Elementary $9,597
Anderson Union High $9,261
Shasta Union High $8,985
Cottonwood Union Elementary $8,429
Red Bluff Union Elementary $8,423
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864 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Magnolia Union Elementary 865
Brea-Olinda Unified 864
Mccabe Union Elementary 864
Evergreen Union Elementary 864
Harmony Union Elementary 863
Plainsburg Union Elementary 863
Pleasant Valley School 863
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Bennett Valley Union Elementary (919.40) 883
Evergreen Union Elementary (919.60) 864
Yreka Union Elementary (921.30) 796
Lassen Union High (906.60) 734
Armona Union Elementary (924.60) 715
West Fresno Elementary (926.00) 700
Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified (918.20) 682
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Evergreen Union Elementary 864
Cottonwood Union Elementary 816
Shasta Union High 808
Igo, Ono, Platina Union Elementary 790
Red Bluff Union Elementary 786
Reeds Creek Elementary 777
Bend Elementary 770
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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