Did you know that California ranks 49th in the nation in its staff-per-student ratio?
The Golden State has about twice as many students per school district administrator, guidance counselor, and high school teacher as the national average. Why is this so?
- See the latest available staff-per-student data from the National Center for Education Statistics in this new data page.
You'll find additional information and data on the EdSource website to help you understand and explain school finance in California and the impact on schools of the current state budget crisis.
- To find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about K-12 funding in California, see our Current Budget Discussions page.
- To get information about specific school districts, the money they receive, and how they spend it, visit the Ed-Data website.