NCES per pupil

Among largest districts, who spent the least per pupil in 2017-18?

Oct. 27, 2020
Of the 100 largest districts, 4 school systems in Utah had the lowest per-pupil expenditures in 2017-18

Among the largest school districts in the United States, four districts in Utah spent the least per pupil in the 2017-18 school year.

Figures from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) show that in 2017-18, per-pupil expenditures in the Alpine (Utah) school system were $6,646. The Jordan, Davis and Granite districts in Utah are the next lowest on the list of lowest per-pupil expenditures.

The national median of total revenues per pupil across all school districts was $13,914, the NCES says.

Here are the 10 districts among the nation's 100 largest that had the lowest per-pupil expenditures in 2017-18:

District                     Per-pupil expenditure 2017-18
Alpine UT                           $6,646
Jordan UT                          $6,652
Davis UT                             $7,189
Granite UT                          $8,045
Frisco TX                            $8,056
Mesa  AZ                             $8,182
Conroe TX                            $8,380
Seminole County FL           $8,393
Osceola County FL             $8,405
Cypress-Fairbanks TX       $8,459

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