Stats About School Efficiency
- Texas ranks 48th among all states in spending on public education, spending on average $8,654 per-pupil. (Source: (2012 Quality Counts by Education Week)
- On average, Texas school districts spend 3.1% percent of their operating budget on school district administration and 5.5% on campus administration. (2010-11 AEIS)
- Texas schools spend almost 2/3rds (62%) of their operating budget on instruction and instruction-related expenses; the rest is spent on food services, buses, utilities, and maintaining buildings, all of which are necessary for educating students. (2010-11 AEIS)
- Almost two-thirds (64.4 percent) of district personnel provide direct instruction to students (including teachers and teacher aides). District and campus administrators make up 3.8 % of the professional staff employed by districts. (2010-11 AEIS)
- 98.97% of districts received a “Superior Achievement” or “Above Standard Achievement” rating on the Texas Education Agency’s Financial Accountability system for 2009-10.
- 35 school districts received the highest (five-star) “efficiency” rating on the Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas, based on the districts’ ability to generate high student achievement with low spending.
June 28, 2012