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Table E.1.a.-2. Total and current expenditures per public elementary and secondary school student, by district poverty level and locale: School year 2007–08
District poverty level1
Locale Total   Low   Middle low   Middle   Middle high   High
  Total expenditures
City  $12,481   $11,631   $11,747   $11,012   $11,686   $14,138
Large  13,317   10,866   11,308   10,628   12,358   15,122
Midsize  11,523   11,411   11,591   11,239   10,996   12,105
Small  11,682   12,079   12,149   11,385   11,085   12,213
Suburban  12,347   13,518   11,730   11,520   11,790   12,785
Large  12,510   13,661   11,836   11,616   11,974   13,091
Midsize  11,658   12,392   11,463   11,507   10,702   11,187
Small  10,925   12,041   10,765   10,426   10,901   12,049
Town  10,738   12,013   10,982   10,740   10,541   10,309
Fringe  11,051   11,926   10,854   11,077   10,616   10,978
Distant  10,698   11,178   11,144   10,525   10,853   10,382
Remote  10,418   14,869   11,062   10,734   10,031   9,892
Rural  11,345   12,780   11,574   11,012   10,705   10,944
Fringe  11,311   13,096   11,357   10,557   10,331   10,529
Distant  11,025   11,628   11,554   11,379   10,562   10,410
Remote  12,399   15,169   13,032   11,909   12,194   12,334
  Total expenditures
City  $10,408   $9,533   $9,501   $9,089   $9,686   $11,948
Large  11,025   8,250   8,781   8,640   10,056   12,699
Midsize  9,668   8,832   9,445   9,225   9,410   10,440
Small  9,851   10,440   9,997   9,623   9,252   10,426
Suburban  10,200   11,303   9,650   9,239   9,824   10,789
Large  10,348   11,455   9,766   9,287   9,966   11,006
Midsize  9,505   9,933   9,362   9,270   9,047   9,732
Small  9,014   10,224   8,586   8,633   9,074   10,058
Town  9,063   9,595   9,145   9,172   8,907   8,921
Fringe  9,208   9,585   8,974   9,420   9,090   9,252
Distant  9,040   8,804   9,374   9,045   8,965   9,022
Remote  8,923   11,731   9,233   9,119   8,679   8,636
Rural  9,344   10,004   9,276   9,131   9,033   9,466
Fringe  9,087   10,090   8,959   8,573   8,627   8,988
Distant  9,297   9,591   9,399   9,550   8,935   9,256
Remote  10,529   11,867   10,817   10,326   10,467   10,448
1 District poverty was determined by ranking school districts by the percentage of enrolled children ages 5–17 whose familiesí incomes were below the poverty threshold, and then dividing these districts into five categories with equal proportions of the total enrollment. The low-poverty district category consists of the 20 percent of districts with the lowest percentages of poor school-age children. Conversely, the high-poverty district category consists of the 20 percent of districts with the highest percentages of poor school-age children.
NOTE: Total expenditures include current expenditures, capital outlay, and interest on debt. Current expenditures include instruction, support services, food services, and enterprise operations. 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 2008 (version 1a) .
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