Table 8-11
Current expenditures per pupil for elementary and secondary public schools, by state: 2000, 2005, and 2009
 
  Public school expenditures ($thousands)   Student enrollment   Per-pupil expenditures ($)
State 2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009   2000 2005 2009
 
United States 323,808,910 425,047,568 518,997,426   46,857,149 48,794,911 49,003,001   6,911 8,711 10,591
Alabama 4,176,082 5,164,406 6,683,843   740,732 730,140 739,198   5,638 7,073 9,042
Alaska 1,183,499 1,442,269 2,006,114   134,391 132,970 130,662   8,806 10,847 15,353
Arizona 4,262,182 6,579,957 8,625,276   852,612 1,043,298 1,087,817   4,999 6,307 7,929
Arkansas 2,380,331 3,546,999 4,240,839   451,034 463,115 478,965   5,277 7,659 8,854
California 38,129,479 50,918,654 60,080,929   6,038,590 6,441,557 6,322,528   6,314 7,905 9,503
Colorado 4,400,888 5,994,440 7,187,267   708,109 765,976 818,443   6,215 7,826 8,782
Connecticut 5,402,868 7,080,396 8,708,294   553,993 577,390 567,198   9,753 12,263 15,353
Delaware 937,630 1,299,349 1,518,786   112,836 119,091 125,430   8,310 10,911 12,109
District of Columbia 780,192 1,067,500 1,352,905   77,194 76,714 68,681   10,107 13,915 19,698
Florida 13,885,988 19,042,877 23,328,028   2,381,396 2,639,336 2,631,020   5,831 7,215 8,867
Georgia 9,158,624 12,528,856 15,976,945   1,422,762 1,553,437 1,655,792   6,437 8,065 9,649
Hawaii 1,213,695 1,648,086 2,225,437   185,860 183,185 179,478   6,530 8,997 12,399
Idaho 1,302,817 1,618,215 1,957,740   245,136 256,084 275,051   5,315 6,319 7,118
Illinois 14,462,773 18,658,428 23,495,271   2,027,600 2,097,503 2,026,925   7,133 8,896 11,592
Indiana 7,110,930 9,108,931 9,680,895   988,702 1,021,348 1,046,147   7,192 8,919 9,254
Iowa 3,264,336 3,808,200 4,731,463   497,301 478,319 470,537   6,564 7,962 10,055
Kansas 2,971,814 3,718,153 4,805,310   472,188 469,136 471,060   6,294 7,926 10,201
Kentucky 3,837,794 4,812,591 5,886,890   648,180 674,796 651,370   5,921 7,132 9,038
Louisiana 4,391,214 5,554,766 7,276,651   756,579 724,281 684,873   5,804 7,669 10,625
Maine 1,604,438 2,056,266 2,350,447   209,253 198,820 192,935   7,667 10,342 12,183
Maryland 6,545,135 8,682,586 11,591,965   846,582 865,561 843,861   7,731 10,031 13,737
Massachusetts 8,511,065 11,357,857 13,942,586   971,425 975,574 958,910   8,761 11,642 14,540
Michigan 13,994,294 16,353,921 17,217,584   1,725,639 1,750,919 1,659,921   8,110 9,340 10,373
Minnesota 6,140,442 7,310,284 9,270,281   854,034 838,503 836,048   7,190 8,718 11,088
Mississippi 2,510,376 3,243,888 3,967,232   500,716 495,376 491,962   5,014 6,548 8,064
Missouri 5,655,531 7,115,207 8,827,224   914,110 905,449 892,436   6,187 7,858 9,891
Montana 994,770 1,193,182 1,436,062   157,556 146,705 140,936   6,314 8,133 10,189
Nebraska 1,926,500 2,512,914 3,053,575   288,261 285,761 281,544   6,683 8,794 10,846
Nevada 1,875,467 2,722,264 3,606,035   325,610 400,083 433,371   5,760 6,804 8,321
New Hampshire 1,418,503 2,021,144 2,490,623   206,783 206,852 197,934   6,860 9,771 12,583
New Jersey 13,327,645 19,669,576 23,589,224   1,289,256 1,393,347 1,381,420   10,337 14,117 17,076
New Mexico 1,890,274 2,554,638 3,186,252   324,495 326,102 330,245   5,825 7,834 9,648
New York 28,433,240 38,866,853 48,635,363   2,887,776 2,836,337 2,740,592   9,846 13,703 17,746
North Carolina 7,713,293 9,835,550 12,470,470   1,275,925 1,385,754 1,463,967   6,045 7,098 8,518
North Dakota 638,946 832,157 928,528   112,751 100,513 94,728   5,667 8,279 9,802
Ohio 12,974,575 17,167,866 19,397,511   1,836,554 1,840,032 1,779,290   7,065 9,330 10,902
Oklahoma 3,382,581 4,161,024 5,082,062   627,032 629,476 645,108   5,395 6,610 7,878
Oregon 3,896,287 4,458,028 5,529,831   545,033 552,322 575,393   7,149 8,071 9,611
Pennsylvania 14,120,112 18,711,100 21,831,816   1,816,716 1,828,089 1,775,029   7,772 10,235 12,299
Rhode Island 1,393,143 1,825,900 2,139,317   156,454 156,498 145,342   8,904 11,667 14,719
South Carolina 4,087,355 5,312,739 6,626,763   666,780 703,736 718,113   6,130 7,549 9,228
South Dakota 737,998 916,563 1,080,054   131,037 122,798 126,429   5,632 7,464 8,543
Tennessee 4,931,734 6,446,691 7,768,052   916,202 941,091 971,950   5,383 6,850 7,992
Texas 25,098,703 31,919,107 40,688,181   3,991,783 4,405,215 4,752,148   6,288 7,246 8,562
Utah 2,102,655 2,627,022 3,638,775   480,255 503,607 550,298   4,378 5,216 6,612
Vermont 870,198 1,177,478 1,413,329   104,559 98,352 93,625   8,323 11,972 15,096
Virginia 7,757,598 10,705,162 13,505,290   1,133,994 1,204,739 1,235,795   6,841 8,886 10,928
Washington 6,399,883 7,870,979 9,940,056   1,003,714 1,020,005 1,026,023   6,376 7,717 9,688
West Virginia 2,086,937 2,527,767 3,059,420   291,811 280,129 282,729   7,152 9,024 10,821
Wisconsin 6,852,178 8,435,359 9,696,228   877,753 864,757 867,035   7,806 9,755 11,183
Wyoming 683,918 863,423 1,268,407   92,105 84,733 86,709   7,425 10,190 14,628
                       
Puerto Rico 2,086,414 2,865,945 3,502,757   613,019 575,648 503,635   3,404 4,979 6,955
 

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NCES Common Core of Data, State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education (various years); National Public Education Financial Survey (various years).

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