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Friday, August 7, 2009

Greeley School District 6 Report Card is Out of Date

A few statistics to crunch over lunch. Greeley District 6 Teachers return to school today. Kids to be added at later date.

The following data comes from SchoolDataDirect however it is frustrating to note that I cannot find public access to operational expense figures after 2006. It is really frustrating to see n/a reported underneath your district when it is highly likely those figures had to be turned in. It may be something technical in the statistical accounting but it certainly doesn't service the public in the interest of transparency.

I am not going to try to do a statistical analysis on the figures other than to note that it is interesting that instructional expenditures are generally higher in District 6 but the end result remains disappointing. In my view, again, the accountability finger goes to the administration and/or human resourcing design flaws.

Minimally I think the comparisons give rise to some decent questions which need to be asked of the Board and administrators. For starters, where are the figures on spending for the last two years? The more I look into the data the more I'd like answers before I blindly endorse new tax spending without specific direction on where it is to be spent or a good plan on how to make it the most productive for all the students. If I am missing figures all ready published please send me an email.

Tip* Click on title to change from narrow column to wider display. Also note the school districts being compared change between the first table and the second. If you go to the site you can build your table fairly easy. You can also make comparisons based on your own child's school compared to others without comparing the entire district.


Greeley 6 St. Vrain Valley RE 1J Thompson R-2J Weld County RE-1 Weld County School District RE-8
Students At or Above Partial Proficiency on State Tests - 2008




Reading - At or Above Partially Proficient (%) 83.2 91.1 90.3 84.8 79.4
Math - At or Above Partially Proficient (%) 71.0 84.8 84.3 76.8 72.3
Reading and Math At or Above Partial Proficiency (RaMP) (%) 77.1 87.9 87.3 80.8 75.8



Another table with another cross comparison from the same site. My apologies for the duplicate Greeley 6 column.
Denver County 1, Colorado






2006 Greeley 6 Denver County 1 Greeley 6 Poudre R-1 Thompson R-2J Weld County RE-1 Weld County School District RE-8
Spending Distributions (%)






Instruction 59.8 50.7 59.8 52.3 57.2 60.4 51.2
Instructional Staff Support 6.3 7.3 6.3 5.3 6.1 6.0 12.1
Pupil Support 6.1 4.3 6.1 4.9 6.5 5.6 3.5
General Administration 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.3 1.0 2.2 1.9
School Administration 5.7 6.9 5.7 6.2 6.2 4.6 6.8
Operations and Maintenance 9.8 15.6 9.8 10.9 10.2 10.6 11.2
Student Transportation 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9 4.0 3.1
Food Services 4.0 3.1 4.0 2.4 3.2 4.1 4.2
Enterprise Operations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Expenditures 4.5 8.6 4.5 13.9 6.8 2.5 6.0
Key Compensation Indicators






Compensation as % of Core Spending 82.7 73.3 82.7 71.1 81.7 75.7 77.7
Salaries as % of Core Spending 68.1 53.8 68.1 57.9 67.5 61.3 62.2
Benefits as % of Core Spending 14.6 19.9 14.6 13.3 14.3 14.4 15.5
Revenue ($ Per Student)






Local 2,826 6,491 2,826 5,274 4,073 4,677 2,843
State 4,376 3,248 4,376 3,257 3,874 3,582 4,592
Federal 845 1,126 845 562 470 234 1,305
Community Profile






Population 117,667 555,510 117,667 171,843 93,482 11,330 14,716
Population Density 1,578 3,591 1,578 92 260 63 142
Unemployment Rate (%) n.a n.a n.a n.a n.a n.a n.a
Adults with at Least a Bachelor's Degree (%) 24.0 36.0 24.0 44.5 29.9 12.7 13.1
Single-Parent Households with Children (%) 12.5 11.9 12.5 8.4 9.9 10.3 13.2
Analytics






Reading and Math At or Above Partial Proficiency (RaMP) (%) 75.1 67.7 75.1 89.8 88.5 79.8 68.8
RaMP Up Target (% pts.) 3.1 4.0 3.1 1.3 1.4 2.5 3.9
Students with Special Needs Index 41.2 56.6 41.2 19.3 20.6 37.7 51.4
Core Spending 6,397 9,150 6,397 8,105 6,667 7,308 6,953
Core Spending -- Adjusted for Costs of Student Needs 4,792 6,394 4,792 6,783 5,442 5,496 5,055
Core Spending -- Adjusted for Geographic Costs 5,670 7,161 5,670 6,780 5,577 6,478 6,163
Core Spending -- Adjusted for Students Needs and Geographic Costs 4,247 5,004 4,247 5,674 4,552 4,872 4,481
Return on Spending Index (RoSI) 12.0 8.1 12.0 11.3 13.6 11.7 10.4
RoSI - Adjusted for Student Needs 16.1 11.5 16.1 13.5 16.7 15.8 14.4
RoSI - Adjusted for Geographic Costs 13.5 10.3 13.5 13.5 16.3 13.2 11.7
RoSI - Adjusted for Student Needs and Geographic Costs 18.1 14.7 18.1 16.2 20.0 17.8 16.2
Performance Cost Index (PCI)® 84 124 84 89 74 86 96
PCI - Adjusted for Student Needs 62 87 62 74 60 63 69
PCI - Adjusted for Geographic Costs 74 97 74 74 61 76 85
PCI - Adjusted for Student Needs and Geographic Costs 55 68 55 62 50 56 62
Instructional Spending Allocation Index n.a. 35.5 n.a. 63.2 31.2 n.a. n.a.








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