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Table 5.  Median current expenditures per pupil and numbers of districts and students for public elementary and secondary regular school districts and independent charter school districts in states that have reported independent charter school district data, by district type and state: Fiscal year 2008

Median current expenditures1 per pupil Number of districts Number of students
District type and state Total Instruction and instruction-related Student support service Administration Operations
Regular school districts2               
Arizona  $8,743 $4,818 $438 $1,203 $1,965 210 965,603
Arkansas  8,119 5,365 358 835 1,567 235 410,983
California  9,145 6,002 275 1,316 1,583 736 2,862,399
Colorado  9,455 5,798 247 1,485 1,910 130 103,480
Connecticut  13,345 8,558 853 1,411 2,519 169 548,428
               
Delaware  11,619 7,196 589 1,308 2,348 16 107,596
District of Columbia  14,594 7,742 868 2,359 3,625 1 58,191
Georgia  9,530 6,568 476 964 1,573 154 852,793
Idaho  8,129 5,017 307 898 1,746 102 143,002
Indiana  8,322 5,171 267 956 1,859 292 1,033,329
               
Louisiana  9,482 6,150 408 984 2,022 68 530,630
Michigan  8,545 5,523 321 1,039 1,658 551 1,576,637
Minnesota  9,105 6,124 188 899 1,819 340 807,896
Missouri  8,450 5,521 307 949 1,679 522 898,350
New Jersey  15,117 9,400 1,463 1,582 2,666 549 1,328,606
               
North Carolina  8,415 5,442 435 943 1,577 115 1,408,316
Ohio  8,497 5,380 413 1,089 1,620 612 1,743,920
Oregon  10,174 6,216 351 1,500 2,122 147 220,204
Pennsylvania  10,229 6,596 459 1,042 2,134 500 1,718,588
Rhode Island  13,896 8,894 1,529 1,061 2,132 34 108,795
               
Texas  8,977 5,711 312 1,098 1,796 1,019 3,962,914
Utah  6,434 4,400 186 618 1,290 40 556,314
               
Independent charter school districts3               
Arizona  $6,744 $3,432 $146 $1,585 $1,235 341 98,197
Arkansas  6,742 3,938 4 1,606 1,299 4 990
California  7,512 4,746 82 1,179 1,434 9 5,020
Colorado  6,786 3,826 159 1,658 1,143 1 4,421
Connecticut  9,780 5,438 831 2,224 1,410 16 4,020
               
Delaware  9,956 5,325 436 1,325 2,567 17 8,512
District of Columbia  15,544 9,781 5,759 49 19,515
Georgia  8,120 6,201 267 1,594 57 1 576
Idaho  5,573 3,859 17 630 966 14 6,214
Indiana  7,596 4,259 39 1,519 985 14 4,624
               
Louisiana  10,152 5,586 284 1,790 2,032 22 13,122
Michigan  8,184 4,193 214 2,061 1,688 222 100,604
Minnesota  9,122 5,625 65 1,915 1,217 141 27,753
Missouri  10,180 5,373 176 2,258 2,563 27 14,582
New Jersey  12,576 7,180 2,605 2,250 56 17,271
               
North Carolina  7,229 4,595 114 1,719 509 98 32,607
Ohio  8,440 4,536 111 1,747 543 315 80,626
Oregon  14,853 8,910 142 2,020 4,045 3 381
Pennsylvania  10,325 5,561 351 2,247 1,787 125 67,275
Rhode Island  11,505 7,223 1,060 2,122 1,384 8 1,933
               
Texas  7,968 4,316 130 1,631 1,550 195 89,952
Utah  6,800 4,140 182 1,030 1,092 58 19,685
— Not available. Data are reported in other expenditure data items and are included in the total.
1 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.
2 Regular school districts are school districts that provide instruction and other education services and that do not focus primarily on special education or vocational education. Education service agencies, independent charter school districts, and school districts that have both charter and noncharter schools are also excluded from this category.
3 All associated schools are charter schools.
NOTE: How to read this table: Using Arizona (under regular school districts) as an example, if all regular school districts were listed by size of total current expenditures per pupil, the district at the midpoint (median) would have total current expenditures per pupil of $8,743. Median expenditures are reported for each data item, so details do not sum to totals. Only regular school districts matching the Common Core of Data (CCD) “Local Education Agency Universe Survey” and with student membership greater than zero and no charter schools were used in creating the state figures. 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. Only the 22 states that reported independent charter school district data are included in this table.
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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