Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
 Back Download Excel Excel format (44 KB)

Table E.1.a.-2 Total and current expenditures per public elementary and secondary student, by district poverty level and urban-centric 12-category locale: 2011–12
Locale Total1   District poverty level2
  Low   Middle low   Middle   Middle high   High
  Total expenditures
Total $12,194   $13,327   $11,937   $11,426   $12,395   $11,812
City 13,004   11,466   11,623   11,037   15,209   13,926
Large 14,177   10,802   11,793   22,923   12,733   14,815
Midsize 11,564   11,616   10,337   10,711   11,749   13,325
Small 12,035   12,618   12,569   11,037   10,835   13,157
Suburban 12,426   15,524   12,417   11,978   10,868   11,510
Large 12,585   15,890   12,455   12,223   10,850   11,658
Midsize 11,633   12,991   12,572   11,166   10,934   10,538
Small 11,063   13,108   10,564   9,499   11,010   10,941
Town 11,191   12,171   11,692   11,110   10,735   10,327
Fringe 11,616   12,880   12,363   11,199   11,490   10,245
Distant 11,161   11,724   11,495   11,282   10,906   10,452
Remote 11,063   12,529   11,721   10,839   10,095   10,218
Rural 11,217   12,795   11,677   10,978   10,330   10,390
Fringe 10,817   12,645   11,199   10,383   9,965   10,060
Distant 11,338   12,465   11,732   11,628   10,518   10,335
Remote 13,180   14,501   13,786   12,819   12,203   12,515
  Current expenditures
Total $10,329   $11,263   $10,103   $9,767   $10,515   $9,941
City 10,766   9,518   9,830   9,520   12,531   11,136
Large 11,503   9,104   9,762   18,514   10,480   11,274
Midsize 9,783   9,415   9,120   9,262   9,865   11,184
Small 10,230   10,536   10,599   9,653   9,424   10,960
Suburban 10,635   13,382   10,553   10,271   9,360   9,759
Large 10,769   13,738   10,572   10,476   9,321   9,874
Midsize 9,960   10,717   10,712   9,817   9,523   9,056
Small 9,498   11,583   8,647   8,172   9,641   9,284
Town 9,540   10,173   9,796   9,313   9,350   9,112
Fringe 9,930   11,106   10,600   9,209   9,695   9,110
Distant 9,539   9,713   9,637   9,582   9,578   9,203
Remote 9,382   10,499   9,700   9,002   8,786   8,983
Rural 9,625   10,673   9,869   9,361   9,126   9,152
Fringe 9,239   10,583   9,432   8,810   8,727   8,760
Distant 9,832   10,428   9,988   9,986   9,411   9,340
Remote 11,266   11,822   11,648   11,051   10,860   10,903
1Includes data fo school districts with missing data on poverty level not separately shown.
2District 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. Data are not adjusted for cost of living differences. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "School District Finance Survey (F-33)," (version d\) fiscal year 2012.
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.