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States that spent the most on constructing public schools, fiscal 2018

Sept. 8, 2020
Federal statistics say that Texas public schools spent more than $8.7 billion on construction in fiscal 2018

Public schools in the United States spent more than $51.3 billion on construction in fiscal 2018, the National Center for Education Statistics says.

Figures in the report, "Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: FY 18," show that money spent on public school building construction in fiscal 2018 ranged from $26.8 million in tiny Rhode Island  to more than $8.7 billion in Texas.

Here are the 10 states that spent the most on public school construction in fiscal 2018, according to the National Center for Education Statistics:

1. Texas                    $8.71 billion
2. California             $8.04 billion
3. Washington         $2.58 billion
4. New York             $2.23 billion
5. Minnesota           $1.74 billion
6. Georgia                $1.63 billion
7. Florida                 $1.61 billion
8. Illinois                   $1.53 billion
9. Maryland             $1.45 billion
10. Ohio                    $1.41 billion

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