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See How Much Each Ohio School District Spends Per Student

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

There are changes coming to the Ohio school funding arena, including new rankings based on how much districts spend and a new school funding formula. Take a look at this tool to see how much districts in your county spend per pupil.

To use this table:

  • Type in your school district's name in the "Filter" box below.
  • Or type in the name of your county to see how all the districts in the county compare.
Understanding this table:
  • The overall per-pupil expenditures column basically shows the district's total spending divided by the number of students.
  • The instructional spending per-pupil shows spending "in the classroom," mostly teacher salaries, divided by the number of students.

Ohio School District Expenditures - 2010-11

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Source: Ohio Department of Education 2010-11 Interactive Local Report Card Power User Reports, District-Level Expenditures | Download data

Of note:

  • The Ohio district with the highest per-student spending and the district with the lowest per-student spending are both affluent suburbs with excellent schools.
  • Highest-spending traditional school district: Orange, a suburban district near Cleveland. (The tiny Put-In Bay school district technically spends more, but since Put-In Bay is an island in Lake Erie, they're in an unusual situation.)
  • Lowest-spending traditional school district: Avon, also a suburban district near Cleveland. (The College Corner school district technically spends less, but that district straddles the Ohio-Indiana border and is funded by both Indiana and Ohio.)

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