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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Public School Expenditures Per Pupil, 1999

Table 45
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $10,153   27 Kentucky $5,866
2 Connecticut 9,427   28 California 5,856
3 NEW YORK $9,192   29 Kansas 5,800
4 Alaska 8,607   30 Colorado 5,766
5 Massachusetts 8,083   31 Louisiana 5,698
6 Rhode Island 8,001   32 New Mexico 5,692
7 Wisconsin 7,765   33 Georgia 5,594
8 Pennsylvania 7,700   34 Florida 5,585
9 Delaware 7,434   35 South Carolina 5,572
10 Michigan 7,139   36 Hawaii 5,569
11 Wyoming 7,097   37 Missouri 5,529
12 Illinois 7,077   38 North Carolina 5,509
13 New Hampshire 7,046   39 North Dakota 5,504
14 West Virginia 6,978   40 Texas 5,488
15 Maryland 6,972   41 Nevada 5,371
16 Minnesota 6,934   42 Oklahoma 5,167
17 Vermont 6,680   43 South Dakota 4,936
18 Maine 6,652   44 Alabama 4,786
19 Indiana 6,589   45 Tennessee 4,773
20 Oregon 6,357   46 Idaho 4,634
21 Washington 6,352   47 Arizona 4,599
22 Nebraska 6,332   48 Arkansas 4,596
23 Iowa 6,253   49 Mississippi 4,528
24 Ohio 6,185   50 Utah 3,732
25 Virginia 6,031   U.S. average
$6,407
26 Montana 5,869   N.Y.S. % above avg.
43.5%
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Most New York school districts, even those considered low-wealth, spend more than the national average on a per-pupil basis.