Education
School Spending Per Student

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

Total spending by public school districts in a county, divided by total pupils.

Why is this important?

High spending for schools can mean better facilities, programs and a greater range of opportunities are available to students. It may also signal public support for education and a more experienced teaching workforce. However, studies have found higher spending does not necessarily lead to higher student achievement, given the many factors that contribute to student success, including parental and community influences.

How is our region performing?

In 2017, public school districts in our region spent over $22,000 per student, about $2,500 less than the state spent per pupil - a difference that has grown from just $920 in 2000 (adjusted for inflation). From 2000 to 2017, with spending adjusted for inflation, spending per pupil has risen 50% in the region and 57% in the state. Spending from 2000 to 2017 rose 96% in Seneca and 86% in Yates - the largest increases in the region. In 2017, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Orleans were the only counties in the region that spent less than $22,000 per student, and Seneca spent the most per pupil, at $26,600.

Of the cities in our region, the Rochester School District spent about $23,300 per pupil, a 39% increase from 2000. Batavia, and Geneva spent more (at about $26,900 and $25,000 per pupil), while Canandaigua spend less at about $23,400.

Notes about the data

Figures have been adjusted to 2017 dollars. Comparisons can be misleading as certain categories of students--English Language Learners, children with special needs--require specialized resources that can be more expensive than general education students.

Per-Student Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS$15,715$16,430$16,712$17,431$17,941$18,871$19,712$20,488$20,908$22,144$22,394$22,241$22,320$22,221$22,584$23,327$23,859$24,712
NYS (excluding NYC)$16,201$16,757$17,223$17,578$18,082$18,878$19,430$20,132$20,442$21,548$21,831$21,829$21,865$22,019$22,513$23,304$23,392$23,741
Region$14,795$15,526$16,042$16,193$16,461$17,184$17,595$17,921$18,348$19,426$19,813$19,564$19,387$20,091$20,530$21,467$21,613$22,208
Monroe$15,212$15,740$16,094$16,447$16,642$17,432$17,904$18,032$18,498$19,776$20,073$19,712$19,525$20,464$20,632$21,473$21,706$21,950
Surrounding Counties$14,219$15,223$15,967$15,829$16,199$16,822$17,141$17,755$18,126$18,905$19,426$19,338$19,176$19,516$20,371$21,458$21,465$22,624
Genesee$14,319$15,455$15,997$16,044$16,483$17,163$17,359$18,212$18,620$19,581$19,284$19,379$19,097$19,092$20,398$21,925$21,472$23,589
Livingston$14,210$15,295$16,429$16,008$16,573$17,067$17,394$17,905$18,260$19,488$19,939$19,586$19,243$19,647$20,730$21,411$21,550$21,953
Ontario$14,718$14,780$15,285$15,434$15,967$16,629$16,713$17,040$17,336$17,935$18,074$17,815$17,961$18,275$19,107$19,739$20,232$21,059
Orleans$12,582$13,418$14,347$14,358$15,050$15,223$15,603$16,261$17,884$17,630$18,310$18,657$17,744$19,455$19,893$23,285$20,305$22,069
Seneca$13,592$14,649$16,034$15,463$15,831$17,571$18,009$19,036$19,655$20,544$21,761$22,815$22,244$21,777$22,665$26,147$24,832$26,649
Wayne$14,680$16,392$17,099$16,895$16,746$17,111$17,567$18,429$18,397$19,358$20,299$19,965$20,130$20,263$20,853$21,259$21,787$23,047
Wyoming$14,507$15,998$16,846$15,866$16,133$16,820$17,273$17,668$17,556$18,494$19,101$19,040$18,972$19,356$20,372$20,531$21,631$22,158
Yates$13,432$14,366$14,654$15,697$16,263$17,241$17,847$18,422$18,968$19,979$21,695$21,404$20,735$21,202$21,981$22,856$23,775$24,981
Rochester School District$16,715$17,463$17,103$17,848$18,401$18,580$18,985$19,542$20,555$21,659$22,334$21,233$20,411$22,605$22,309$22,545$23,306$23,289
Batavia School District$15,367$15,756$16,565$16,827$17,404$18,252$18,907$20,012$20,301$20,654$19,834$19,840$18,669$18,110$19,887$19,902$20,986$26,914
Canandaigua School District$13,539$14,018$14,492$14,768$14,610$15,174$15,678$15,766$15,921$16,924$17,326$17,120$17,471$17,871$18,140$20,577$19,332$20,374
Geneva School District$14,895$13,635$15,220$15,418$17,391$19,917$19,095$19,521$20,864$21,961$20,952$21,038$21,007$22,515$23,504$22,326$25,473$24,994

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.




Total School Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS$44,973,443,121$47,205,100,521$48,194,689,801$50,115,157,893$51,492,372,854$53,750,196,279$55,650,778,168$57,415,485,035$58,522,945,500$61,586,777,918$62,450,054,661$61,878,338,173$61,857,837,132$61,323,160,541$62,277,184,424$64,756,443,633$66,219,593,167$68,560,237,987
NYS (excluding NYC)$29,005,723,495$30,190,217,426$31,265,569,550$31,930,141,284$32,787,956,166$34,066,128,421$34,830,115,096$35,904,797,234$36,288,077,029$37,817,963,063$38,050,755,803$37,654,524,352$37,332,428,679$37,213,043,996$37,701,253,285$38,865,010,581$38,734,836,307$39,179,122,524
Region$3,068,689,650$3,215,837,758$3,320,617,185$3,298,182,611$3,324,334,421$3,408,375,609$3,459,541,517$3,494,598,639$3,554,460,581$3,695,793,052$3,700,678,657$3,607,769,242$3,542,842,817$3,616,431,479$3,653,489,878$3,807,216,073$3,788,440,964$3,901,474,127
Monroe$1,831,105,118$1,913,173,337$1,968,794,132$1,970,149,721$1,987,145,677$2,053,279,921$2,092,851,457$2,101,953,704$2,140,741,056$2,252,241,614$2,246,579,967$2,191,550,400$2,158,628,889$2,231,504,144$2,241,236,650$2,330,088,239$2,336,345,134$2,381,162,856
Surrounding Counties$1,237,584,532$1,302,664,421$1,351,823,053$1,328,032,890$1,337,188,744$1,355,095,689$1,366,690,060$1,392,644,934$1,413,719,525$1,443,551,437$1,454,098,690$1,416,218,841$1,384,213,927$1,384,927,335$1,412,253,228$1,477,127,835$1,452,095,830$1,520,311,271
Genesee$159,014,131$167,841,430$172,052,474$172,040,913$173,319,042$175,898,712$175,030,289$177,927,544$182,290,305$184,841,400$180,112,495$177,260,097$172,334,088$170,036,106$175,344,613$185,726,100$180,083,095$196,423,082
Livingston$150,344,086$160,537,697$169,237,782$161,456,476$163,544,444$163,790,414$165,015,143$167,841,801$166,143,228$173,263,788$174,285,294$169,774,118$162,335,428$163,445,336$169,692,085$172,831,772$171,196,627$171,977,596
Ontario$278,570,675$285,665,899$294,945,048$298,318,620$307,371,687$313,393,061$317,620,611$322,952,258$332,139,502$341,383,955$341,745,822$330,799,650$328,297,668$330,586,347$339,639,461$348,350,739$351,671,231$362,362,772
Orleans$107,654,731$111,033,067$117,645,961$119,038,515$120,310,245$119,086,599$119,426,303$122,479,875$132,071,059$125,592,984$126,866,790$124,461,651$116,350,057$124,160,622$123,016,900$142,599,625$121,363,168$130,429,792
Seneca$73,805,988$77,479,928$82,799,961$81,256,830$80,624,876$86,886,695$89,253,103$92,286,999$95,601,877$97,234,543$100,318,479$102,053,400$97,940,141$95,122,441$95,621,834$108,955,632$102,979,795$110,088,157
Wayne$259,315,944$283,826,101$293,393,265$284,444,583$278,518,219$279,772,538$281,156,855$287,118,112$286,790,903$294,301,107$301,404,745$289,638,014$288,098,502$284,345,461$289,229,867$294,055,175$295,669,938$313,877,717
Wyoming$140,818,049$147,339,563$151,616,470$137,544,379$137,193,599$138,044,907$139,234,205$140,832,867$136,799,468$142,641,566$144,840,332$140,746,796$138,157,075$137,407,069$139,037,485$140,820,409$144,541,538$148,569,528
Yates$68,060,927$68,940,738$70,132,093$73,932,575$76,306,632$78,222,762$79,953,552$81,205,478$81,883,183$84,292,095$84,524,734$81,485,114$80,700,969$79,823,954$80,670,984$83,788,382$84,590,438$86,582,627
Rochester School District$632,775,280$687,775,382$685,442,474$675,511,317$686,715,397$680,272,908$678,715,468$689,740,653$718,445,016$749,173,184$759,766,340$731,472,811$708,379,553$773,862,541$759,009,440$789,253,738$806,290,415$830,592,423
Batavia School District$45,041,260$45,834,871$46,151,004$46,830,091$47,495,929$48,075,609$48,666,408$49,910,703$50,548,770$50,416,029$50,298,706$49,997,334$47,382,400$46,399,086$48,186,050$47,884,406$49,989,552$63,840,340
Canandaigua School District$58,704,543$60,404,883$61,462,434$62,763,613$62,488,532$62,958,324$64,359,032$65,144,522$68,064,082$71,165,911$69,097,417$67,009,588$67,195,132$68,873,850$68,787,718$74,796,032$69,267,928$72,450,551
Geneva School District$38,026,095$38,096,542$40,849,267$41,674,447$46,154,479$47,463,095$48,788,071$48,586,877$50,406,855$52,992,125$50,472,219$50,343,789$50,543,633$51,648,623$52,602,632$53,538,888$58,511,959$56,810,716

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 80% 2016 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Low Birth Weight Babies 7% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Low Birth Weight Babies, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Rate 6.0 2014-16 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.7% 2015 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 21% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families 39% 2012-16 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2016 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.1 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 0 10 Not Applicable
Tourism Spending $1,368 2017 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 81% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate 58% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Registered Library Borrowers 63% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 6.0 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.9% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16-19 6% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $53,369 2012-16 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Public Assistance Recipients 2.6% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 26% 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 16% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
EITC Dollars $177 2016 1 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs 0.5% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Jobs by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 0 10 Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate 5% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 3% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Employment-to-Population Ratio 73% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,645 2016 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 44% 2016 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,208 2017 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $15,778 2017 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 43% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math 48% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English 41% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math 47% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 78% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 84% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.4 2016 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 685 2016 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 50 2016 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Gonorrhea Rate 21 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Gonorrhea Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with HIV 104 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with AIDS 132 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable
Alcohol-related Crashes 3 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $130,597 2012-16 1 0
Maintaining
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 0 10 Not Applicable
Median Rental Prices $807 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Overall Housing Cost Burden 31% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 35% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate 68% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable
Serious Crimes 214 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 28 2017 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 54 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.7 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Arrest Rates 197.7 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable

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