PreK-12

Comparative analysis of funding, student demographics and achievement data.

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National Rankings

Below is a state-by-state ranking of key PreK-12 funding, demographics and achievement information. Roll your mouse over individual bars in the graphs for information on a particular state or click a heading for an analysis of that particular data. A full overview of federal education programs is available in the Background & Analysis section.

Per Pupil Expenditure (K-12) 2011

  • Utah
    $7,852
  • Idaho
    $7,915
  • Puerto Rico
    $7,955
  • North Carolina
    $8,875
  • Oklahoma
    $8,901
  • Tennessee
    $9,029
  • Arizona
    $9,111
  • Mississippi
    $9,140
  • Nevada
    $9,637
  • Alabama
    $9,776
  • Florida
    $9,972
  • Texas
    $10,307
  • South Dakota
    $10,367
  • Kentucky
    $10,389
  • Colorado
    $10,460
  • Oregon
    $10,723
  • Georgia
    $10,762
  • California
    $10,790
  • South Carolina
    $10,847
  • Arkansas
    $10,939
  • Missouri
    $11,069
  • New Mexico
    $11,073
  • Indiana
    $11,231
  • Washington
    $11,306
  • Virginia
    $11,542
  • Montana
    $11,678
  • Kansas
    $11,723
  • Louisiana
    $11,839
  • Iowa
    $11,913
  • Michigan
    $12,266
  • West Virginia
    $12,369
  • Minnesota
    $13,053
  • North Dakota
    $13,070
  • Ohio
    $13,096
  • Wisconsin
    $13,213
  • Delaware
    $13,513
  • Nebraska
    $13,684
  • Maine
    $13,740
  • Hawaii
    $13,755
  • Illinois
    $13,818
  • New Hampshire
    $14,610
  • Pennsylvania
    $15,153
  • Maryland
    $15,768
  • Rhode Island
    $15,846
  • Massachusetts
    $16,071
  • Vermont
    $16,952
  • Connecticut
    $17,822
  • New Jersey
    $17,980
  • Wyoming
    $18,636
  • Alaska
    $18,699
  • New York
    $21,038
  • District of Columbia
    $27,016

Student Census Poverty Rate 2010

  • New Hampshire
    9%
  • Connecticut
    11%
  • Maryland
    12%
  • Alaska
    12%
  • Massachusetts
    13%
  • Wyoming
    13%
  • Hawaii
    13%
  • Virginia
    13%
  • New Jersey
    13%
  • Minnesota
    14%
  • Vermont
    14%
  • North Dakota
    14%
  • Iowa
    14%
  • Utah
    15%
  • Colorado
    15%
  • Nebraska
    16%
  • Maine
    16%
  • Kansas
    16%
  • Delaware
    16%
  • Washington
    16%
  • Wisconsin
    17%
  • South Dakota
    17%
  • Idaho
    17%
  • Pennsylvania
    18%
  • Rhode Island
    18%
  • Illinois
    18%
  • Missouri
    19%
  • Montana
    19%
  • Nevada
    19%
  • Oregon
    20%
  • Indiana
    20%
  • New York
    20%
  • Ohio
    21%
  • California
    21%
  • Michigan
    21%
  • Florida
    22%
  • Oklahoma
    23%
  • North Carolina
    23%
  • Georgia
    23%
  • Arizona
    23%
  • West Virginia
    23%
  • South Carolina
    24%
  • Kentucky
    24%
  • Tennessee
    24%
  • Texas
    24%
  • Arkansas
    25%
  • Louisiana
    25%
  • Alabama
    26%
  • New Mexico
    27%
  • Mississippi
    30%
  • District of Columbia
    31%
  • Puerto Rico
    54%

School Finance Inequity Among Districts (% of Per-Pupil Spending) 2012

  • Puerto Rico
    N/A
  • District of Columbia
    N/A
  • Hawaii
    N/A
  • West Virginia
    5%
  • Florida
    6%
  • Iowa
    8%
  • Maryland
    9%
  • Wisconsin
    9%
  • Nevada
    9%
  • North Carolina
    9%
  • Washington
    9%
  • Alabama
    9%
  • Kentucky
    10%
  • Alaska
    10%
  • Kansas
    10%
  • New Mexico
    10%
  • Georgia
    11%
  • Tennessee
    11%
  • Texas
    11%
  • Utah
    11%
  • Arkansas
    12%
  • Nebraska
    12%
  • Oklahoma
    12%
  • Arizona
    12%
  • Connecticut
    12%
  • North Dakota
    12%
  • Rhode Island
    12%
  • Mississippi
    12%
  • Colorado
    12%
  • Delaware
    13%
  • Oregon
    13%
  • South Carolina
    13%
  • Indiana
    13%
  • Minnesota
    14%
  • California
    14%
  • Wyoming
    14%
  • New Jersey
    14%
  • Louisiana
    14%
  • Michigan
    15%
  • South Dakota
    15%
  • Maine
    16%
  • New York
    16%
  • Ohio
    16%
  • Pennsylvania
    17%
  • Massachusetts
    17%
  • Virginia
    17%
  • Missouri
    18%
  • Idaho
    21%
  • Montana
    21%
  • Illinois
    22%
  • New Hampshire
    23%
  • Vermont
    25%

4th Grade Reading: State NAEP Performance 2011

  • Puerto Rico
    N/A
  • District of Columbia
    19%
  • New Mexico
    20%
  • Mississippi
    22%
  • Louisiana
    23%
  • Alaska
    25%
  • California
    25%
  • Nevada
    26%
  • Arizona
    26%
  • Tennessee
    26%
  • Oklahoma
    26%
  • Hawaii
    27%
  • West Virginia
    27%
  • South Carolina
    28%
  • Texas
    29%
  • Oregon
    30%
  • Arkansas
    30%
  • South Dakota
    31%
  • Michigan
    31%
  • Georgia
    32%
  • Maine
    32%
  • Indiana
    32%
  • Alabama
    32%
  • Idaho
    32%
  • Iowa
    33%
  • Wisconsin
    33%
  • Utah
    33%
  • North Carolina
    34%
  • Washington
    34%
  • Illinois
    34%
  • Missouri
    34%
  • Ohio
    34%
  • Wyoming
    35%
  • Montana
    35%
  • Florida
    35%
  • New York
    35%
  • Minnesota
    35%
  • Nebraska
    36%
  • North Dakota
    36%
  • Kansas
    36%
  • Rhode Island
    36%
  • Delaware
    36%
  • Kentucky
    36%
  • Colorado
    38%
  • Virginia
    39%
  • Pennsylvania
    41%
  • Vermont
    41%
  • Connecticut
    42%
  • New Hampshire
    43%
  • New Jersey
    43%
  • Maryland
    43%
  • Massachusetts
    51%

4th Grade Math: State NAEP Performance 2011

  • Puerto Rico
    N/A
  • District of Columbia
    21%
  • Mississippi
    25%
  • Louisiana
    26%
  • Alabama
    28%
  • Tennessee
    30%
  • New Mexico
    30%
  • West Virginia
    31%
  • Arizona
    33%
  • California
    34%
  • Oklahoma
    34%
  • Michigan
    35%
  • New York
    35%
  • Oregon
    36%
  • South Carolina
    36%
  • Nevada
    36%
  • Arkansas
    37%
  • Georgia
    37%
  • Alaska
    37%
  • Florida
    37%
  • Illinois
    38%
  • Nebraska
    39%
  • Texas
    39%
  • Idaho
    39%
  • Hawaii
    39%
  • Delaware
    39%
  • Kentucky
    39%
  • South Dakota
    40%
  • Missouri
    42%
  • Wyoming
    43%
  • Iowa
    43%
  • Utah
    43%
  • Rhode Island
    43%
  • Indiana
    44%
  • Connecticut
    45%
  • Montana
    45%
  • Ohio
    45%
  • Washington
    45%
  • North Carolina
    45%
  • Maine
    45%
  • North Dakota
    46%
  • Virginia
    46%
  • Wisconsin
    47%
  • Colorado
    47%
  • Maryland
    48%
  • Kansas
    48%
  • Pennsylvania
    48%
  • Vermont
    49%
  • New Jersey
    51%
  • Minnesota
    53%
  • Massachusetts
    58%
  • New Hampshire
    58%

8th Grade Math: State NAEP Performance 2011

  • Puerto Rico
    N/A
  • District of Columbia
    17%
  • Mississippi
    19%
  • Alabama
    20%
  • West Virginia
    21%
  • Louisiana
    22%
  • Tennessee
    24%
  • New Mexico
    24%
  • California
    25%
  • Oklahoma
    27%
  • Georgia
    28%
  • Florida
    28%
  • Nevada
    29%
  • Arkansas
    29%
  • Kentucky
    30%
  • Hawaii
    30%
  • New York
    30%
  • Michigan
    31%
  • Arizona
    31%
  • Oregon
    32%
  • Delaware
    32%
  • South Carolina
    32%
  • Missouri
    32%
  • Nebraska
    33%
  • Illinois
    33%
  • Indiana
    34%
  • Iowa
    34%
  • Rhode Island
    34%
  • Alaska
    35%
  • Utah
    35%
  • Idaho
    37%
  • Wyoming
    37%
  • North Carolina
    37%
  • Connecticut
    38%
  • Pennsylvania
    38%
  • Maine
    39%
  • Ohio
    39%
  • Kansas
    40%
  • Virginia
    40%
  • Washington
    40%
  • Texas
    40%
  • Maryland
    41%
  • South Dakota
    41%
  • Wisconsin
    41%
  • North Dakota
    42%
  • Colorado
    43%
  • New Hampshire
    44%
  • Montana
    46%
  • Vermont
    46%
  • New Jersey
    47%
  • Minnesota
    47%
  • Massachusetts
    51%

8th Grade Reading: State NAEP Performance 2011

  • Puerto Rico
    N/A
  • District of Columbia
    16%
  • Mississippi
    21%
  • Louisiana
    22%
  • New Mexico
    22%
  • California
    24%
  • West Virginia
    24%
  • Alabama
    26%
  • Hawaii
    26%
  • Nevada
    26%
  • South Carolina
    27%
  • Oklahoma
    27%
  • Texas
    27%
  • Tennessee
    27%
  • Arkansas
    28%
  • Arizona
    28%
  • Georgia
    28%
  • Florida
    29%
  • North Carolina
    31%
  • Alaska
    31%
  • Indiana
    32%
  • Michigan
    32%
  • Delaware
    32%
  • Iowa
    33%
  • Oregon
    33%
  • Rhode Island
    34%
  • Illinois
    34%
  • North Dakota
    34%
  • Nebraska
    34%
  • Idaho
    34%
  • South Dakota
    35%
  • New York
    35%
  • Wisconsin
    35%
  • Missouri
    36%
  • Virginia
    36%
  • Kansas
    36%
  • Utah
    36%
  • Kentucky
    36%
  • Washington
    37%
  • Ohio
    37%
  • Maine
    38%
  • Wyoming
    38%
  • Pennsylvania
    38%
  • Minnesota
    39%
  • New Hampshire
    40%
  • Colorado
    40%
  • Maryland
    40%
  • Montana
    41%
  • Connecticut
    44%
  • New Jersey
    45%
  • Vermont
    45%
  • Massachusetts
    46%

Nationally Defined Graduation Rate 2010

  • Nevada
    58%
  • District of Columbia
    60%
  • Puerto Rico
    60%
  • Mississippi
    64%
  • New Mexico
    67%
  • South Carolina
    68%
  • Louisiana
    69%
  • Georgia
    70%
  • Florida
    71%
  • Alabama
    72%
  • Arizona
    75%
  • Arkansas
    75%
  • Connecticut
    75%
  • Hawaii
    75%
  • Delaware
    76%
  • Alaska
    76%
  • Michigan
    76%
  • New York
    76%
  • Oregon
    76%
  • Rhode Island
    76%
  • North Carolina
    77%
  • Washington
    77%
  • Indiana
    77%
  • California
    78%
  • West Virginia
    78%
  • Oklahoma
    79%
  • Utah
    79%
  • Texas
    79%
  • Colorado
    80%
  • Kentucky
    80%
  • Wyoming
    80%
  • Tennessee
    80%
  • Virginia
    81%
  • Ohio
    81%
  • South Dakota
    82%
  • Montana
    82%
  • Illinois
    82%
  • Maryland
    82%
  • Massachusetts
    83%
  • Maine
    83%
  • Missouri
    84%
  • Nebraska
    84%
  • Idaho
    84%
  • Pennsylvania
    84%
  • Kansas
    85%
  • New Hampshire
    86%
  • New Jersey
    87%
  • Iowa
    88%
  • Minnesota
    88%
  • North Dakota
    88%
  • Wisconsin
    91%
  • Vermont
    91%