This is 1997 data--please see Quality Counts '98REPORT CARD


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Student Achievement
(NAEP scores out of 100%)

Proficient readers 4th grade: 32 percent

Proficient in Math 8th grade: 16 percent
Standards and Assessments:  C
Quality of Teaching:  C
School Climate:  D

Adequacy:  B+

Equity:  D

Allocation:  D+
COMMENT: Planning and ideas galore but not a lot of action. Spends a lot for too little. Turf wars, political jockeying, and tradition of local control have slowed progress. Equity problems persist.

Population: 989,794
Public school districts: 36
Public schools: 305
Children in poverty: 17%
Single parent families: 28%
Annual K-12 spending: $1.036 billion

K-12 enrollment: 147,487
  • Minority: 20%
  • Pupils with disabilities: 14%
  • Urban: 31%
  • Suburbs and large towns: 46%
  • Rural and small towns: 23%
  • This report card is part of Quality Counts, a special report from Education Week on the Web.

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