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Table 1.  Total revenues per pupil at the 5th percentile, median, and 95th percentile cutpoints, federal range ratio, and numbers of districts and students for public elementary and secondary regular school districts, by state and independent charter school districts: Fiscal year 2008
 

State (excluding independent charter school districts) Total revenues per pupil Federal range ratio1 Number of districts   Number of students
5th percentile Median 95th percentile
United States  $8,135 $11,259 $23,611 1.9 13,525   48,187,791
               
Alabama  9,077 10,165 12,597 0.4 131   742,919
Alaska  12,049 25,997 53,648 3.5 53   130,624
Arizona  7,263 10,209 21,256 1.9 216   987,234
Arkansas  8,043 9,151 11,592 0.4 245   476,110
California  8,562 10,601 22,059 1.6 956   6,177,909
               
Colorado  8,557 10,853 20,593 1.4 178   796,824
Connecticut  13,047 15,744 23,068 0.8 169   548,428
Delaware  11,267 13,452 25,071 1.2 16   107,596
District of Columbia  21,040 1   58,191
Florida  9,417 10,765 14,541 0.5 67   2,645,680
               
Georgia  9,310 10,718 14,553 0.6 180   1,646,010
Hawaii  14,129 1   179,897
Idaho  6,852 8,857 18,914 1.8 115   265,844
Illinois  8,028 10,093 17,814 1.2 869   2,099,412
Indiana  8,312 10,042 13,366 0.6 292   1,033,329
               
Iowa  9,451 10,789 17,577 0.9 364   485,114
Kansas  9,747 11,944 17,055 0.7 294   467,458
Kentucky  8,548 9,728 11,725 0.4 174   666,019
Louisiana  8,582 10,492 19,438 1.3 73   665,286
Maine  9,970 13,398 21,132 1.1 227   193,058
               
Maryland  13,257 14,470 18,915 0.4 24   845,700
Massachusetts  11,785 14,577 25,387 1.2 302   911,869
Michigan  8,625 9,843 14,500 0.7 551   1,576,637
Minnesota  9,380 11,228 14,541 0.6 340   807,896
Mississippi  7,558 8,870 12,281 0.6 152   493,302
               
Missouri  7,504 9,193 14,496 0.9 522   898,350
Montana  8,108 12,924 35,841 3.4 420   142,695
Nebraska  9,780 12,081 17,748 0.8 254   290,912
Nevada  9,426 11,037 45,484 3.8 17   428,776
New Hampshire  11,128 15,849 32,745 1.9 162   195,668
               
New Jersey  14,010 17,495 29,449 1.1 549   1,328,606
New Mexico  9,599 13,909 23,510 1.4 89   329,045
New York  14,288 18,499 38,505 1.7 695   2,730,153
North Carolina  8,451 9,651 13,084 0.5 115   1,408,316
North Dakota  9,059 12,209 29,786 2.3 187   94,959
               
Ohio  8,729 10,370 17,648 1.0 612   1,743,920
Oklahoma  7,041 8,643 13,662 0.9 539   641,682
Oregon  8,758 10,656 23,900 1.7 193   562,251
Pennsylvania  10,769 13,038 18,054 0.7 500   1,718,588
Rhode Island  12,066 15,371 24,428 1.0 36   143,812
               
South Carolina  8,799 10,494 13,810 0.6 85   710,685
South Dakota  8,397 10,387 17,730 1.1 160   121,606
Tennessee  6,949 7,932 9,873 0.4 135   966,963
Texas  8,619 10,655 23,373 1.7 1,031   4,581,008
Utah  6,764 8,497 16,148 1.4 40   556,314
               
Vermont  13,304 21,787 36,432 1.7 238   89,048
Virginia  9,146 11,058 15,493 0.7 132   1,230,857
Washington  8,973 10,838 25,686 1.9 295   1,029,576
West Virginia  8,666 10,338 12,732 0.5 55   281,735
Wisconsin  10,634 12,235 15,962 0.5 426   867,929
Wyoming  14,499 20,255 41,772 1.9 48   85,991
Independent charter school districts2 6,513 9,017 17,452 1.7 1,736   617,880
† Not applicable. The District of Columbia and Hawaii consist of one school district each.
1 The federal range ratio is the difference between the amount per pupil of the district at the 95th percentile and the district at the 5th percentile divided by the amount per pupil for the district at the 5th percentile.
2 All associated schools are charter schools.
NOTE: How to read this table: Using Alabama as an example, this table shows that 5 percent of school districts have total revenues per pupil of $9,077 or less. If all school districts were listed by size of total revenues per pupil, the district at the midpoint (median) would have total revenues per pupil of $10,165. Five percent of school districts have total revenues per pupil of $12,597 or more. The federal range ratio shows that the total revenues per pupil for district at the 95th percentile are 40 percent higher than the total revenues per pupil for district at the 5th percentile. National figures do not include independent charter school districts. National and state figures include charter schools that are affiliated with regular school districts. Only regular school districts matching the Common Core of Data (CCD) “Local Education Agency Universe Survey” and with student membership greater than zero were used in creating the national and state figures; 92.8 percent of all school districts met these criteria. Independent charter school districts matching the CCD “Local Education Agency Universe Survey” with revenues greater than zero and expenditures greater than zero were included in the charter school analysis; 98.5 percent of charter school districts met these criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “School District Finance Survey (F-33),” fiscal year 2008, Version 1a.


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