Among largest districts, who spent the least per pupil in 2016-17?

June 4, 2019
Four school systems in Utah top the list of large districts that spend the least per student.

Four school districts in Utah are among the 100 largest in the United States, and they are the four districts that spend the least per pupil among the 100 largest.

The Jordan District, in the southwest part of Salt Lake County, spent $6,333 per student in 2016-17, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The list of the low-spending large districts also has three school systems in Texas and two in Florida.

Nationwide, the amount spent per pupil for public elementary and secondary education (prekindergarten through 12th grade) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia increased by 3.7% in 2016-17, to $12,201 per pupil.

Expenditures in 2015-16 were $11,763 per pupil, Census Bureau figures show.

Here are the 10 districts among the nation's 100 largest public school systems that spent the least per student in 2016-17.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy, senior editor, has written for AS&U on a wide range of educational issues since 1999.

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