California school district spending and test scores

Farmersville Unified 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 Farmersville Unified compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$9,223   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

698   Median: 783

$9,223 spent per student ($22.5 million total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Mountain View Elementary $9,232
Montague Elementary $9,229
San Jose Unified $9,224
Farmersville Unified $9,223
Belleview Elementary $9,218
Fresno Unified $9,199
Seeley Union Elementary $9,193
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Piedmont City Unified (2,467.70) $11,579
Menlo Park City Elementary (2,436.20) $11,033
Farmersville Unified (2,444.00) $9,223
Ocean View Elementary (2,436.50) $7,766
Greenfield Union Elementary (2,470.90) $7,584
Scotts Valley Unified (2,467.80) $6,880
Jefferson Elementary (2,428.80) $6,478
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Farmersville Unified $9,223
Exeter Union High $8,054
Visalia Unified $7,428
Outside Creek Elementary $7,201
Exeter Union Elementary $7,005

698 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
San Bernardino City Unified 699
Eastside Union Elementary 699
Kneeland Elementary 698
Farmersville Unified 698
Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified 697
Corning Union High 697
Soledad Unified 696
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Menlo Park City Elementary (2,436.20) 933
Piedmont City Unified (2,467.70) 925
Scotts Valley Unified (2,467.80) 879
Jefferson Elementary (2,428.80) 837
Ocean View Elementary (2,436.50) 725
Farmersville Unified (2,444.00) 698
Greenfield Union Elementary (2,470.90) 654
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Outside Creek Elementary 781
Exeter Union Elementary 763
Visalia Unified 759
Exeter Union High 745
Farmersville Unified 698
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