Average Public School Spending / Student

  • The national average public school spending / student is approximately $11,598 (2020).
  • The state with the highest average student spending is District of Columbia, with $19,903 spent per student.
  • The state with the lowest average student spending is Utah, with $6,922 per student.
  • The public school districts with the highest average spending / student in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Average Public School Spending / Student (2020)

State
Average Spending / Student
School Districts with Highest Spending / Student
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The state with highest average student spending / student is District of Columbia, with $19,903. The state with lowest average student spending / student is Utah, with $6,922.