Archives for category: Spending and quality
School
2013
% Graduating
Seniors Who 

Have Passed
At Least
1 AP Test
Bronxville 95.0% (2012)
Rye 88.70%
Edgemont 87.0%
Jericho 85.0%
Chappaqua 79.10%
Dobbs Ferry* 79.0%
Adlai Stevenson
Lincolnshire, IL
Per pupil spending:
$24,144
77.0%
Yonkers (2012)* 77.0%
Pleasantville 72.0%
Hastings 71%
Briarcliff (2012) 61.0%
Irvington
Per pupil spending:
$28,404 (2012-2013)
58.20%

*I assume (but don’t know) that both the Dobbs and the Yonkers figures are for IB tests.

UPDATE 11/23/2013: According to the high school principal, the most recent figure for Irvington is 63%. By graduation, 63% of last year’s seniors had passed at least one AP test with a score of 3, 4, or 5.

Why the AP pass rate matters

AND SEE:
AP pass rates
55.6% I.H.S. pass at least 1 AP exam by graduation
What is the Equity and Excellence score?
College readiness scores (US News)
Challenge Index’s unabridged methodology
By Jay Mathews 5/23/2011
Per pupil spending

School
Year
Budget % Budget
Increase
Enrollment Per pupil
spending
2004-05 $38,543,225
(calculated)
1,998 $19,290
2005-06 $42,154,726
(calculated)
9.37% 1,959 $21,518
2006-07 $45,691,508
(calculated)
8.39% 1,961 $23,300
2007-08 $48,432,999
(calculated)
6.00% 1,942 $24,939
2008-09 $50,583,424 4.44% 1,888 $26,792
2009-10 $51,009,065 0.84% 1,799 $28,354
2010-11 $49,896,676 -2.23% 1,798 $27,751
2011-12 $50,324,892 0.91% 1,747 $28,806
2012-13 $51,156,000 1.65% 1,801
1,799 (5/10/2013)
$28,435
2013-14 $54,070,000 5.70% 1,801
(estimate)
1783
$30,325
2014-15 $56,294,000 4.1% 1,795 $31,361.56
2015-16 $57,664,000 2.4% 1,760 $32,763.64
  • Average percent increase past 9 years 2004-2005 to 2012-2013: 3.9%
  • Total percent increase in per pupil spending across 10 years’ time: 55.7%
  • Total percent increase in CPI inflation across the same 10 years’ time: 20.2%
  • If spending had risen at the rate of CPI inflation, next year’s budget would be $46,342,246.80
  • Percent decline in students: 9.86%

Student achievement did not rise with spending.

Curriculum quality fell.

Sources (2004-2005 to 2012-2013):

UPDATE 4/23/2016

AND SEE:

NOTE: “Calculated” budget numbers are based in percent-change figures drawn from Budget to Budget Percent Increases/Decreases | 2005-06 thru 2010-11 | page 36 from IUFSD Proposed Budget  March 1, 2011

Enrollment as of 6/10/2013: 1801

Increasing achievement for all students