Fiscal, Demographic, and Performance Data on California’s K-12 Schools

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New on Ed-Data

Updated staffing and teacher salary data plus additional student groups and comparisons for results from the CAASPP testing system are now available.


What's new:

New and improved CAASPP/Smarter Balanced Test Results

Ed-Data's CAASPP graphs provide a unique new way to look at test results for the state's California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System, also known as the Smarter Balanced tests. You can see three years of English language arts/literacy and math results side by side for a school, district, county or the state as a whole. These graphs now have additional student group data by race/ethnicity, gender, and grade. Click here to view the state-level graphs. From there you can use the County, District, State dropdowns to navigate to a different entity. 

You can also compare districts and schools on their CAASPP data, view data for all the schools or districts in a county, or compile lists of the schools with the most students at a given achievement level using the school or district comparison functionality.

 Image showing different aspects of CAASPP graphs, including the drill in menu


You will find the new CAASPP graphs in the Performance section of the Student Profile:

Picture showing student performance accordion.

(The graduation and dropout data are now located in the new College and Career Readiness section.)

For a details on how to use the new CAASPP graphs, background about the state's new assessment system and links to more information, please see our article: Standardized Tests in California.

Staffing and teacher salary data through 2016-17

You can now find updated staff demographics for schools, districts, counties and the state and teacher salary data at the district level. You'll find the data under the staff tab.

 Picture showing demographics and teacher salary sections in the staff tab


Also available on Ed-Data: 

2016-17 Student demographic data includes new Student Groups

You can now drill into the enrollment graph at the school, district, county or state level to view the count of homeless, migrant, and special education students as well as enrollment by gender.     

picture of demographics graphs


Check out our Ed-Data Tour webinar from September 2017 to learn more about finding information on Ed-Data, including drilling into the graphs for subgroup data and comparing schools and districts.


Have you tried the comparison tools? 

Our comparison functionality at the district and school levels allows you to: 

  • Compare schools or districts
  • Select a specific year for comparisons and toggle between years as desired
  • Select the data elements to be included in the comparison results from a list of all fields or by data category (e.g., summary, student demographic, performance, suspensions/expulsions, finance)
  • Add in corresponding state or county data for elements you’ve added
  • Filter results using criteria you select (e.g., show districts matching a specific data range such as enrollment between 1-500 students, or show only districts or schools within specific counties)
  • Sort each data element from high to low or low to high, or sort districts/schools alphabetically
  • Add specific schools or districts into the comparison (e.g., add a high-performing district or a neighboring district or school regardless of the other selection criteria used)
  • Export results to Excel
  • Eliminate a data element from results if you don’t need it
  • “Pin” one or more districts or schools so that they are always displayed in the left-most columns of the results regardless of any sorting performed by the user – allowing you to compare districts/schools of interest with the highest or lowest values in each field

For a step-by-step “how to” directions on using the comparisons, view one of our online tutorials or see our How to Create District or School Comparisons article. Or start making your own comparisons: Compare Schools or Compare Districts


Filter the data by race/ethnicity in comparisons

The comparisons tools now include the ability to view and filter cohort graduates and dropouts data by race/ethnicity. To easily identify the schools and districts with the highest/lowest graduation rates for a specific group of students, you can generate a list of schools or districts based on the graduations rates of a subgroup of students, and more!

cohort comparison filters


What's Next

We hope to update cohort graduation and dropout data soon as well as staffing and teacher salary data. We will also be adding additional student group data to the CAASPP graphs.

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Why Redesign the Ed-Data site?

The Education Data Partnership first launched Ed-Data in 1996 to offer educators, policymakers, the Legislature, parents, and the public quick access to timely and comprehensive data about K-12 education in California.

We overhauled the Ed-Data website to catch up with changes over the past two decades in how data are collected and used, and we upgraded the technology that runs the site so it provides a better user experience and is easier to maintain and update. The old Ed-Data site remains available as a source of historical data. You can find the old Ed-Data site at

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