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Table E.1.a.-2. Total and current expenditures per public elementary and secondary student, by district poverty level and locale: School year 200809
Locale Total   District poverty level1
  Low   Middle low   Middle   Middle high   High
  Total expenditures
Total $12,742   $13,913   $12,111   $12,153   $13,486   $12,077
City 13,340   12,016   11,391   12,612   15,330   13,406
Large 14,249   11,673   11,139   13,933   18,159   13,603
Midsize 12,279   12,063   10,842   11,717   11,598   13,603
Small 12,475   12,664   12,253   11,315   11,390   12,884
Suburban 13,011   15,164   12,512   11,980   11,463   11,967
Large 13,156   15,422   12,757   12,039   11,544   12,127
Midsize 12,087   13,485   11,477   11,579   11,018   10,783
Small 12,131   13,410   10,418   11,620   10,812   11,432
Town 11,565   12,046   11,395   11,137   10,770   10,560
Fringe 11,746   12,241   11,567   11,345   11,331   10,634
Distant 11,489   11,580   11,335   11,134   10,879   10,619
Remote 11,464   12,476   11,281   10,895   9,999   10,390
Rural 12,022   13,093   11,956   11,215   10,976   10,819
Fringe 11,917   13,222   11,558   10,730   10,785   10,500
Distant 11,763   12,450   12,185   11,373   10,867   10,747
Remote 13,261   14,308   13,142   12,943   12,137   12,597
  Current expenditures
Total $10,476   $11,357   $10,043   $9,901   $10,932   $10,052
City 10,875   9,533   9,659   10,120   12,617   11,005
Large 11,457   8,918   9,582   10,765   14,792   11,024
Midsize 10,143   9,569   9,364   9,674   9,776   11,311
Small 10,369   10,738   10,027   9,496   9,563   10,710
Suburban 10,742   12,694   10,431   9,925   9,210   9,978
Large 10,881   12,966   10,650   10,012   9,266   10,093
Midsize 9,958   10,849   9,395   9,747   8,889   9,213
Small 9,744   10,976   8,741   8,722   8,780   9,466
Town 9,663   9,940   9,462   9,114   9,092   9,121
Fringe 9,780   10,202   9,440   9,159   9,596   9,181
Distant 9,598   9,637   9,318   9,253   9,041   9,149
Remote 9,621   10,067   9,695   8,867   8,607   9,011
Rural 9,847   10,422   9,522   9,289   9,085   9,335
Fringe 9,648   10,482   9,032   8,823   8,729   9,004
Distant 9,746   9,931   9,826   9,474   9,219   9,362
Remote 11,079   11,540   10,923   10,855   10,301   10,864
1 District poverty was determined by ranking school districts by the percentage of enrolled children ages 5–17 whose families’ incomes were below the poverty threshold, and then dividing these districts into five categories with equal proportions of the total enrollment in each category. The low-poverty district category consists of the 20 percent of students in the districts with the lowest percentages of poor school-age children. Conversely, the high-poverty district category consists of the 20 percent of students in the districts with the highest percentages of poor school-age children.
NOTE: Current expenditures include instruction, support services, food services, and enterprise operations. Total expenditures include current expenditures, capital outlay, and interest on debt. Expenditures by locale include school districts with missing data on poverty level. Data are not adjusted for cost of living differences. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/page2.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "School District Finance Survey (F-33)," (version 1a) fiscal year 2009.
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