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Student, School/District Characteristics for Public Schools
 
Student Characteristics
Number enrolled: 1,382,348
Percent in Title I schools: 50.2%
With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): --
Percent in limited-English proficiency programs: --
Percent eligible for free/reduced lunch: 28.1%
 
Racial/Ethnic Background
White: 54.9%1
Black: 17.4%1
Hispanic: 19.4%1
Asian/Pacific Islander: 8.1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.2%1
School/District Characteristics
Number of school districts: 616*
Number of schools: 2,619
Number of charter schools: 57
Per-pupil expenditures: $16,0851
Pupil/teacher ratio: 12.4
Number of FTE teachers: 111,500
 
'--' : data unavailable
* Local school districts only (type 1, 2)
Source: Common Core of Data, 2007-2008 school year (non-adjudicated)
1 Common Core of Data, 2006-2007 school year


 

History of NAEP Participation and Performance
 

      Scale Score
Achievement Level
State [Nat. Percent at or Above
Subject Grade  Year  Avg. Avg.]*  Basic  Proficient Advanced

Mathematics
(scale: 0-500)
4 1992n 227 [219] 68 25 2
1996n 227 [222] 68 25 3
2003 239 [234] 80 39 5
2005 244 [237] 86 45 8
2007 249 [239] 90 52 9
2009 247 [239] 88 49 9
8 1990n 270 [262] 58 21 3
1992n 272 [267] 62 24 3
2003 281 [276] 72 33 6
2005 284 [278] 74 36 9
2007 289 [280] 77 40 10
2009 293 [282] 80 44 14

Reading
(scale: 0-500)
4 1992n 223 [215] 69 35 8
1994n 219 [212] 65 33 8
2003 225 [216] 70 39 11
2005 223 [217] 68 37 10
2007 231 [220] 77 43 12
8 2003 268 [261] 79 37 3
2005 269 [260] 80 38 4
2007 270 [261] 81 39 4

Science
(scale: 0-300)
4 2005 154 [149] 72 32 3
8 2005 153 [147] 65 33 4

Writing
(scale: 0-300)
8 2007 175 [154] 95 56 7
* Includes public schools only
n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment
Source: NCES; for the complete reports, please go here