California school district spending and test scores

Exeter Union High 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 Exeter Union High compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$8,054   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

745   Median: 783

$8,054 spent per student ($8.7 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Lemoore Union High $8,057
Elk Grove Unified $8,057
Riverside Unified $8,055
Exeter Union High $8,054
Alhambra Unified $8,047
Taft City Elementary $8,047
Morongo Unified $8,047
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Washington Union High (1,073.60) $10,940
Wheatland Elementary (1,075.20) $10,461
Exeter Union High (1,079.30) $8,054
Edison Elementary (1,091.30) $7,718
Susanville Elementary (1,068.00) $7,360
Valle Lindo Elementary (1,103.50) $7,357
Mckinleyville Union Elementary (1,104.30) $7,336
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Tulare Joint Union High $9,473
Woodlake Union High $9,470
Farmersville Unified $9,223
Woodlake Union Elementary $8,802
Lindsay Unified $8,272
Exeter Union High $8,054
Springville Union Elementary $7,669
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745 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
El Rancho Unified 745
Lompoc Unified 745
Standard Elementary 745
Exeter Union High 745
Sausalito Marin City Elementary 745
Hesperia Unified 744
Galt Joint Union High 744
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Valle Lindo Elementary (1,103.50) 824
Wheatland Elementary (1,075.20) 823
Mckinleyville Union Elementary (1,104.30) 815
Susanville Elementary (1,068.00) 752
Exeter Union High (1,079.30) 745
Edison Elementary (1,091.30) 713
Washington Union High (1,073.60) 657
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Sundale Union Elementary 845
Springville Union Elementary 812
Three Rivers Union Elementary 792
Visalia Unified 759
Strathmore Union Elementary 751
Exeter Union High 745
Tulare Joint Union High 718
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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