California school district spending and test scores

Camptonville 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 Camptonville Elementary compare to other California districts?

Spending per student

$16,957   Median: $8,234

API score in 2010

790   Median: 783

$16,957 spent per student ($729,822 total expenditures)

Districts with similar spending per student
Cold Spring Elementary $17,035
Portola Valley Elementary $16,981
Hornbrook Elementary $16,958
Camptonville Elementary $16,957
Montgomery Elementary $16,539
French Gulch-Whiskeytown Elementary $16,512
Spencer Valley Elementary $16,455
Spending per student
in districts with similar attendance
Mattole Unified (45.60) $31,771
Big Creek Elementary (40.40) $20,875
Nicasio Elementary (47.00) $17,059
Hornbrook Elementary (38.30) $16,958
Camptonville Elementary (43.00) $16,957
Citrus South Tule Elementary (42.60) $12,381
Willow Creek Elementary (45.50) $10,331
Spending per student in adjacent districts
Twin Ridges Elementary $18,518
Camptonville Elementary $16,957
Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified $13,365
Nevada Joint Union High $8,707
Marysville Joint Unified $7,916

790 API score in 2010

Districts with similar API scores in 2010
Panama-Buena Vista Union Elementary 790
Butteville Union Elementary 790
East Nicolaus Joint Union High 790
Camptonville Elementary 790
Igo, Ono, Platina Union Elementary 790
National Elementary 789
Chico Unified 789
API scores in 2010
in districts with similar attendance
Nicasio Elementary (47.00) 871
Big Creek Elementary (40.40) 862
Camptonville Elementary (43.00) 790
Hornbrook Elementary (38.30) 759
Mattole Unified (45.60) 728
Willow Creek Elementary (45.50) 722
Citrus South Tule Elementary (42.60) 545
API scores in 2010 in adjacent districts
Nevada Joint Union High 801
Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified 794
Camptonville Elementary 790
Marysville Joint Unified 736
Twin Ridges Elementary 665
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