Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Revenues & expenditures: public elementary & secondary school districts: School Year 2009-10
This First Look report provides finance data for all local education agencies (LEAs) that provide free public elementary and secondary (PK-12) education in the United States for school year 2009-10. State education agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia provide the data to the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
For regular school districts, the national median current expenditures per pupil was $9,989 in FY 10, an increase of 1.0 percent from FY 09.
In FY 10, current expenditures per pupil in the 100 largest public school districts ranged from a low of $5,528 in Alpine School District, Utah to a high of $19,184 in New York City School District, NY. Expenditures per pupil were next highest in Boston City Schools, MA ($19,169); Montgomery County Schools, MD ($15,582); Atlanta Public Schools, GA ($15,043); Baltimore City Schools, MD ($14,711); and Howard County Schools, MD ($14,704).
In FY 10, local education agencies received $75.3 billion from the federal government for public elementary and secondary education, which represents an increase of 32.7 percent from FY 09.