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Washington 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, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

Overview

Public Schools Overview Washington School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,089,074
Number Of Washington Schools 2,515
Number Of Washington School Districts 333
Spending Per Student $18,630

State Test Scores

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

80 60 40 20 0
56%
58%
61%
58%
62%
59%
72%
    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
59%
55%
49%
47%
50%
47%
43%
59%
55%
49%
47%
50%
47%
43%
    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) 56.0% 48.6%
Black 5.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 26.7% 28.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 9.3% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 2.8% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 42.3% 49.0%
English Language Learners 11.8% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 14.0% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 15 10 5 0
17.5
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Washington Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 7,738,692 331,888,310
Population Density (per sq. mile) 114 93
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 5.9%
5-19 Years Old 18.5% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 35.1% 33.2%
45-64 Years Old 25.0% 25.6%
65 Or Older 15.5% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,931,841 119,654,414
Single Parent Households With Children 7.5% 8.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.9% 88.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.3% 33.6%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 22.2% 17.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.7% 16.3%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.4% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.3% 16.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.3% 15.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 9.1% 11.8%
$15,000 or less 7.0% 9.4%

Education Expenditures

For the State Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,745 $9,524,373,557 46.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,121 $1,221,119,363 6.0%
Staff $968 $1,053,829,438 5.2%
General Administration $140 $152,128,291 0.7%
School Administration $859 $935,119,942 4.6%
Operation $1,143 $1,245,002,695 6.1%
Transportation $543 $591,499,229 2.9%
Other $603 $657,011,255 3.2%
Total Support $5,377 $5,855,726,429 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,508 $4,909,802,673 24.2%
Total Expenditures $18,630 $20,289,978,173 100.0%
For the Nation Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%