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: 21 percent
Standards and Assessments:  F
Quality of Teaching:  C
School Climate:  C-

Adequacy:  C

Equity:  B-

Allocation:  C
COMMENT: Reform hasn't been a high priority because people are generally satisfied with schools. But not everybody. Some districts sued, and court has declared funding formula unconstitutional and is mandating major changes in the system.

Population: 480,184
Public school districts: 49
Public schools: 404
Children in poverty: 13%
Single parent families: 21%
Annual K-12 spending: $582.386 million

K-12 enrollment: 100,369
  • Minority: 11%
  • Pupils with disabilities: 10%
  • Urban: 14%
  • Suburbs and large towns: 16%
  • Rural and small towns: 70%
  • This report card is part of Quality Counts, a special report from Education Week on the Web.

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