Average Public School Spending / Student
- The national average public school spending / student is approximately $12,295 (2018-19).
- The state with the highest average student spending is New York, with $33,406 spent per student.
- The state with the lowest average student spending is Utah, with $6,353 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 (2018-19)
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