Texas
Public School Ratings






Texas Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Texas School Districts by City
Number Of Students 5,495,151
Number Of Texas Schools 9,091
Number Of Texas School Districts 1,206
Spending Per Student $12,245

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
44%
43%
53%
36%
48%
54%
49%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
48%
47%
57%
45%
41%
63%
49%
48%
47%
57%
45%
41%
63%
49%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 27.9% 49.1%
Black 13.0% 15.8%
Hispanic 53.8% 27.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.7% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 60.2% 49.0%
English Language Learners 17.6% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 10.7% 14.5%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
15.1
15.5
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Texas Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 28,995,881 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 109 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 21.7% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 35.3% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 23.7% 25.8%
65 Or Older 12.3% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 9,691,647 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 12.2% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.7% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.9% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.1% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.0% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.6% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.2% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.4% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 10.1% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,522 $30,343,197,000 45.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $466 $2,561,508,000 3.8%
Staff $455 $2,500,600,000 3.7%
General Administration $134 $738,258,000 1.1%
School Administration $550 $3,022,494,000 4.5%
Operation $1,015 $5,579,869,000 8.3%
Transportation $264 $1,451,206,000 2.2%
Other $390 $2,144,042,000 3.2%
Total Support $3,275 $17,997,977,000 26.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,448 $18,947,950,000 28.2%
Total Expenditures $12,245 $67,289,124,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%