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Table C-2.  Student membership and current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary education, by function and state or jurisdiction: Fiscal year 2009
 
Current expenditures1 per pupil
State or jurisdiction Fall 2008 student membership2   Total   Instruction and instruction‑related3   Student support services4   Administration5   Operations6  
United States7  49,235,463 $10,540 8 $6,928 8 $580 8 $1,137 8 $1,895 8
                         
Alabama  745,668 8,964 5,645 501 966 1,851
Alaska  130,662 15,363 9,466 1,233 1,720 2,944
Arizona  1,087,817 8,022 8 4,724 8 869 8 848 8 1,582 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 12,400 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  2,117,291 11,097 8 7,036 8 713 8 1,430 8 1,918 8
Indiana  1,046,147 9,254 8 5,745 8 432 8 1,043 8 2,034 8
 
Iowa  487,559 9,704 6,383 552 1,114 1,656
Kansas  471,060 10,204 6,642 587 1,154 1,821
Kentucky  670,030 8,786 5,667 389 879 1,851
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 14,534 8 10,146 8 997 8 1,119 2,272
Michigan  1,659,921 10,373 6,424 787 1,297 1,864
Minnesota  836,048 10,983 8 7,736 8 296 8 1,085 8 1,866 8
Mississippi  491,962 8,064 8 5,102 8 380 8 885 8 1,698 8
 
Missouri  917,871 9,617 6,221 451 1,075 1,870
Montana  141,899 10,120 6,468 572 1,076 2,004
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 16,973 10,631 1,597 1,545 3,200
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  1,488,645 8,463 5,694 385 885 1,499
North Dakota  94,728 9,802 6,024 401 1,178 2,199
 
Ohio  1,817,163 10,669 6,775 649 1,401 1,844
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  1,037,018 9,585 8 6,197 8 637 1,094 1,658
West Virginia  282,729 10,606 8 6,748 8 391 8 990 8 2,477 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 Current expenditures 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 The student membership variable is derived from the State Nonfiscal Survey. Three states (Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming) indicated that the state fiscal data reported in NPEFS excluded prekindergarten programs. In these three states, the NPEFS total student membership variable excludes prekindergarten membership. Illinois and Wisconsin did not report finance data for charter schools in the FY 09 NPEFS survey. NCES edited student membership for Illinois and Wisconsin by excluding students from districts where all associated schools are charter schools.
3 Instruction and instruction-related expenditures include current expenditures for classroom instruction (including teachers and teaching assistants), libraries, in-service teacher training, curriculum development, student assessment, and instruction technology.
4 Student support services include attendance and social work, guidance, health, psychological services, speech pathology, audiology, and other student support services.
5 Administration includes general administration, school administration, and other support services.
6 Operations 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 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 1b; U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," school year 2008–09, Version 1c.


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