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Table 2.  Median expenditures per pupil and median payments per pupil to other districts, private schools, and charter schools for elementary and secondary regular school districts, by type of expenditure, state, and independent charter school districts: Fiscal year 2008

State (excluding independent charter school districts) Median expenditures per pupil Median payments per pupil to other districts, private schools, and charter schools
Current expenditures Other programs4 and payments to state and local governments
Total1   Total current2 Instruction and instruction-related Capital outlay3 Interest on long- term debt
United States  $10,889   $9,509 $6,100 $495 $22 $169 $106
                 
Alabama  10,110   9,040 5,604 529 157 134 12
Alaska  25,033   21,730 13,113 877 2 0 0
Arizona  10,369   8,641 4,785 864 0 94 0
Arkansas  9,215   8,119 5,365 497 2 202 13
California  10,421   9,015 5,942 645 22 122 65
                 
Colorado  10,700   8,953 5,558 799 35 219 83
Connecticut  14,404   13,345 8,558 311 19 207 505
Delaware  13,719   11,619 7,196 2,047 7 140 388
District of Columbia5  18,313   14,594 7,742 3,485 235 0 2,734
Florida  10,837   8,925 5,742 1,501 115 109 0
                 
Georgia  11,089   9,598 6,585 1,053 0 83 8
Hawaii5  12,465   11,800 7,556 525 140 0 0
Idaho  8,209   7,782 4,919 264 0 136 0
Illinois  9,762   8,729 5,490 416 2 182 350
Indiana  9,342   8,322 5,171 728 15 139 264
                 
Iowa  9,741   8,529 5,742 736 0 136 492
Kansas  11,241   10,253 6,694 728 0 117 10
Kentucky  10,015   8,580 5,535 686 107 214 0
Louisiana  10,388   9,482 6,161 432 22 105 1
Maine  12,387   11,878 7,320 159 27 49 438
                 
Maryland  13,942   12,036 7,954 1,564 34 115 116
Massachusetts  13,180   12,419 8,422 169 0 292 989
Michigan  9,533   8,545 5,523 244 66 379 28
Minnesota  10,826   9,105 6,124 662 369 284 233
Mississippi  8,678   8,112 5,112 380 13 85 0
                 
Missouri  9,725   8,450 5,521 519 99 119 72
Montana  11,904   10,938 7,012 330 0 0 33
Nebraska  11,531   10,194 6,967 722 0 60 8
Nevada  11,857   10,091 6,235 591 49 263 0
New Hampshire  13,532   12,727 8,202 304 0 152 727
                 
New Jersey  16,230   15,117 9,400 361 49 263 718
New Mexico  13,733   11,408 6,693 1,401 0 133 2
New York  18,005   16,183 11,045 744 59 401 195
North Carolina  9,682   8,415 5,442 671 16 193 13
North Dakota  11,258   10,344 6,107 612 0 0 543
                 
Ohio  9,420   8,497 5,380 352 122 138 137
Oklahoma  8,586   8,023 4,784 235 0 13 0
Oregon  10,712   9,488 5,883 212 3 208 33
Pennsylvania  11,814   10,229 6,596 367 38 464 776
Rhode Island  14,439   13,896 8,781 122 128 180 786
                 
South Carolina  11,045   9,112 5,772 861 61 268 15
South Dakota  9,658   8,806 5,516 492 0 108 22
Tennessee  8,002   7,221 5,052 329 78 152 0
Texas  10,995   8,961 5,702 783 11 264 56
Utah  9,279   6,434 4,400 1,449 195 152 0
                 
Vermont  13,354   12,870 8,504 218 0 63 8,138
Virginia  10,739   9,686 6,414 558 9 163 104
Washington  10,809   9,205 5,815 468 3 184 6
West Virginia  10,771   9,860 6,225 314 37 0 0
Wisconsin  11,418   10,339 6,730 295 205 274 267
Wyoming  19,351   14,857 9,528 2,904 6 0 7
Independent charter
    school districts6
8,730   8,173 4,490 58 0 0 0
1 Total expenditures do not include payments to private schools and charter schools.
2 Total current expenditures include instruction, instruction-related, support services, and other elementary/secondary current expenditures, but exclude expenditures on capital outlay, other programs and payments to state and local governments, interest on long-term debt, and payments to private and charter schools.
3 Capital outlay expenditures are those for school construction, property, and equipment.
4 Other programs include community services, adult education, and community colleges.
5 The District of Columbia and Hawaii consist of only one school district each.
6 All associated schools are charter schools.
NOTE: How to read this table: Using Alabama and total expenditures as an example, if all school districts were listed by size of total expenditures per pupil, the district at the midpoint (median) would have total expenditures per pupil of $10,110. Median expenditures are reported for each data item, so details do not sum to totals. 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 Common Core of Data (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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