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Table E.1.a.-2 Expenditures per public elementary and secondary student, by type, locale, and district poverty level: School year 2006–07
      District poverty level1
Locale Total   Low   Middle low   Middle   Middle high   High
  Total expenditures
City $11,697   $11,671   $11,070   $10,192   $10,954   $13,016
Large 12,435   11,684   10,655   10,041   11,405   13,654
Midsize 10,843   11,146   11,246   10,016   10,455   11,691
Small 10,998   11,955   11,190   10,641   10,866   10,949
Suburban 11,785   12,937   11,132   11,101   10,993   12,948
Large 11,976   13,088   11,273   11,253   11,222   13,404
Midsize 10,920   11,959   10,376   10,830   9,641   11,177
Small 10,284   11,128   10,317   9,627   10,280   10,922
Town 10,136   11,528   10,398   10,041   9,962   9,653
Fringe 10,527   11,519   10,216   10,091   10,636   10,226
Distant 10,020   10,854   10,278   10,029   9,937   9,743
Remote 9,909   13,361   10,848   10,011   9,633   9,310
Rural 10,625   11,797   10,999   10,430   9,934   10,201
Fringe 10,623   11,961   11,011   10,100   9,632   9,622
Distant 10,269   11,083   10,750   10,417   9,682   9,805
Remote 11,456   13,468   11,758   11,595   11,111   11,281
  Current expenditures
City $9,754   $9,124   $9,127   $8,479   $9,271   $10,854
Large 10,236   7,879   8,359   8,168   9,574   11,285
Midsize 9,158   8,344   9,211   8,611   8,886   10,076
Small 9,332   10,299   9,515   8,765   9,258   9,326
Suburban 9,657   10,719   9,097   8,825   9,051   11,017
Large 9,817   10,874   9,218   8,919   9,191   11,427
Midsize 8,851   9,429   8,624   8,587   8,214   9,398
Small 8,523   9,662   8,184   8,017   8,628   9,254
Town 8,586   9,088   8,743   8,554   8,413   8,519
Fringe 8,729   9,130   8,504   8,622   8,783   8,783
Distant 8,560   8,701   8,725   8,582   8,451   8,555
Remote 8,483   9,827   9,151   8,454   8,167   8,366
Rural 8,858   9,445   8,840   8,714   8,558   8,930
Fringe 8,628   9,537   8,463   8,291   8,200   8,381
Distant 8,734   9,004   9,006   8,809   8,368   8,666
Remote 9,856   10,698   9,896   9,931   9,698   9,825
1District 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. Once determined each school district's poverty status remained unchanged when the data were examined by locale.
NOTE: Current expenditures include instruction, student 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)," fiscal year 2007.
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