Skip Navigation
small NCES header image


Table 8.  Student membership and current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education, by function and state or jurisdiction: Fiscal year 2009
 
Fall 2008 student membership2   Current expenditures1 per pupil
State or jurisdiction   Total   Instruction and Instruction-related3   Student support services4   Admini-
stration5
  Operations6  
United States7  49,003,001   $10,591 8  $6,966 8  $574 8  $1,147 8  $1,905 8 
                         
Alabama  739,198   9,042   5,695   506   974   1,867  
Alaska  130,662   15,353   9,466   1,233   1,720   2,935  
Arizona  1,087,817   7,929 8  4,998 8  488 8  849 8  1,594 8 
Arkansas  478,965   8,854 8  5,843 8  441 8  900 8  1,670 8 
California  6,322,528   9,503 8  6,306 8  485 8  1,128 8  1,583 8 
                         
Colorado  818,443   8,782   5,543   409   1,367   1,462  
Connecticut  567,198   15,353 8  10,075 8  951 8  1,547 8  2,781 8 
Delaware  125,430   12,109   7,519   609   1,463   2,517  
District of Columbia9  68,681   19,698 8  10,373 8  2,021   3,573   3,732  
Florida  2,631,020   8,867 8  5,936 8  413 8  816 8  1,701 8 
                         
Georgia  1,655,792   9,649 8  6,536 8  463 8  1,027 8  1,624 8 
Hawaii9  179,478   12,399   8,122   1,176   1,243   1,859  
Idaho  275,051   7,118 8  4,630 8  412 8  714 8  1,362 8 
Illinois  2,026,925   11,592 8  7,350 8  744 8  1,493 8  2,004 8 
Indiana  1,046,147   9,254 8  5,745 8  432 8  1,043 8  2,034 8 
                         
Iowa  470,537   10,055   6,614   572   1,154   1,716  
Kansas  471,060   10,201   6,639   587   1,154   1,821  
Kentucky  651,370   9,038   5,829   400   904   1,904  
Louisiana  684,873   10,625 8  6,735 8  488 8  1,188 8  2,213 8 
Maine  192,935   12,183 8  7,917 8  766 8  1,250 8  2,250  
                         
Maryland  843,861   13,737 8  9,177 8  628 8  1,426 8  2,505  
Massachusetts  958,910   14,540 8  10,152 8  997 8  1,119   2,272  
Michigan  1,659,921   10,373   6,424   787   1,297   1,864  
Minnesota  836,048   11,088 8  7,735 8  296 8  1,191 8  1,866 8 
Mississippi  491,962   8,064 8  5,102 8  380 8  885 8  1,698 8 
                         
Missouri  892,436   9,891   6,399   464   1,105   1,923  
Montana  140,936   10,189   6,512   576   1,084   2,017  
Nebraska  281,544   10,846   7,351   398   1,093   2,004  
Nevada  433,371   8,321   5,380   400   1,030   1,512  
New Hampshire  197,934   12,583   8,481   879   1,231   1,992  
                         
New Jersey  1,381,420   17,076   10,631   1,584   1,631   3,230  
New Mexico  330,245   9,648   5,854   984   1,096   1,714  
New York  2,740,592   17,746 8  12,773 8  595 8  1,529 8  2,849 8 
North Carolina  1,463,967   8,518   5,719   391   889   1,519  
North Dakota  94,728   9,802   6,024   401   1,178   2,199  
                         
Ohio  1,779,290   10,902   6,919   664   1,436   1,883  
Oklahoma  645,108   7,878   4,794   531   874   1,679  
Oregon  575,393   9,611   6,009   690   1,359   1,552  
Pennsylvania  1,775,029   12,299   7,917   612   1,363   2,407  
Rhode Island  145,342   14,719 8  9,290 8  1,835 8  1,399 8  2,196 8 
                         
South Carolina  718,113   9,228   5,938   679   951   1,660  
South Dakota  126,429   8,543   5,310   485   1,043   1,705  
Tennessee  971,950   7,992 8  5,481 8  331   768   1,412  
Texas  4,752,148   8,562 8  5,584 8  415 8  918 8  1,645 8 
Utah  550,298   6,612   4,561   252   626   1,173  
                         
Vermont  93,625   15,096   10,019   1,109   1,744   2,224  
Virginia  1,235,795   10,928   7,364   530   1,000   2,034  
Washington  1,026,023   9,688 8  6,263 8  643   1,106   1,676  
West Virginia  282,729   10,821 8  6,892 8  400 8  1,011 8  2,519 8 
Wisconsin  867,035   11,183   7,389   518   1,452   1,824  
Wyoming  86,709   14,628   9,567   843   1,642   2,577  
Other jurisdictions 
American Samoa             
Guam             
Commonwealth of
   the Northern
   Mariana Islands 
10,913   5,753 8  3,094 8  720 8  795 8  1,145 8 
Puerto Rico  503,635   6,955 8  3,786 8  451 8  994 8  1,724 8 
U.S. Virgin Islands  15,768   12,768 8  7,688 8  741 8  2,311 8  2,027 8 
— Not available. Data are missing for American Samoa and Guam because they did not report student membership.
1 Include instruction, instruction-related, support services, and other elementary/secondary current expenditures, but exclude expenditures on capital outlay, other programs, and interest on long-term debt.
2 Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming indicated that prekindergarten programs were not included in the NPEFS data, so counts of these students were subtracted from the student membership data reported on the State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education for use on the NPEFS. The membership for Wisconsin was derived from the CCD School District Finance Survey.
3 Include current expenditures for classroom instruction (including teachers and teaching assistants), libraries, in-service teacher training, curriculum development, student assessment, and instruction technology.
4 Include attendance and social work, guidance, health, psychological services, speech pathology, audiology, and other student support services.
5 Include general administration, school administration, and other support services.
6 Include operations and maintenance, student transportation, food services, and enterprise operations.
7 U.S. totals include the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
8 Value affected by redistribution of reported expenditure values to correct for missing data items, and/or to distribute state direct support expenditures.
9 Both the District of Columbia and Hawaii have only one school district each; therefore, neither is comparable to other states.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)," fiscal year 2009, Version 1a.


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.