Education

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

Instructional spending (including, but not limited to teachers' salaries, other instructional salaries, tuition expenditures, and other expenditures related to instruction) by public school districts in a county, divided by the total number of pupils.

Why is this important?

High instructional spending for schools can mean better qualified or more experienced teachers, stronger curricular materials or offerings, better teacher retention, or stronger instructional experiences for students. Instructional spending captures the amount per student that directly relates to students' classroom experiences. It may also signal public support for education. 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, instructional spending in our region was about $15,800 per student, lower than the state ($18,600) and the state excluding NYC ($17,700). Instructional spending has increased by 43% since 2000, after adjusting for inflation, less than the 60% increase statewide. Yates and Seneca counties had the highest per student cost for instruction at slightly above $17,000, while Wyoming spent the least among all counties at $14,600. Monroe County was third behind Yates and Seneca and spent slightly over $16,000. The Rochester City School District spent more per student than the region and counties at almost $17,200, though this level of instructional spending per student was still lower than the state level. Geneva was the only geography that spent slightly more than the state at almost $18,700 per student.

Notes about the data

All figures are in constant U.S. dollars.

Per-Student Instructional Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS$11,660$12,540$12,985$13,583$13,981$14,673$15,164$15,475$15,887$16,838$17,036$17,087$17,292$16,976$17,313$17,926$18,470$18,604
NYS (excluding NYC)$12,260$12,500$13,021$13,357$13,748$14,311$14,669$14,829$15,106$15,920$16,189$16,564$16,313$16,378$16,844$17,426$17,548$17,704
Region$11,010$11,387$11,813$12,053$12,253$12,567$12,739$12,891$13,057$13,839$14,248$14,660$14,043$14,272$14,795$15,375$15,626$15,778
Monroe$11,503$11,906$12,193$12,488$12,626$12,892$13,075$13,147$13,360$14,241$14,760$15,007$14,456$14,732$15,184$15,777$16,001$16,046
Surrounding Counties$10,328$10,649$11,265$11,432$11,712$12,092$12,248$12,509$12,609$13,240$13,482$14,132$13,410$13,565$14,184$14,741$15,030$15,345
Genesee$10,776$11,111$11,608$11,723$11,937$12,226$12,388$12,955$12,734$13,614$13,429$13,960$13,082$13,167$14,046$14,814$14,940$15,047
Livingston$10,082$10,189$10,835$10,839$11,314$11,768$11,983$11,981$12,182$12,847$13,166$13,150$12,888$13,104$13,789$14,396$14,570$15,059
Ontario$10,617$10,621$11,193$11,478$11,693$12,048$12,194$12,202$12,288$12,801$12,870$13,363$12,890$13,163$13,642$14,085$14,402$14,844
Orleans$9,597$10,127$10,902$10,849$11,288$11,374$11,494$11,876$12,472$12,930$13,163$13,894$12,985$12,733$13,617$14,572$14,683$14,762
Seneca$9,804$10,349$11,267$11,433$11,829$12,580$12,336$12,785$13,200$13,969$14,343$15,340$14,614$14,671$15,317$15,837$16,289$17,067
Wayne$10,686$10,991$11,698$11,858$12,072$12,311$12,508$12,941$12,877$13,627$14,200$15,305$14,190$14,378$14,853$15,311$15,802$15,993
Wyoming$10,056$10,744$11,274$11,409$11,654$12,280$12,486$12,453$12,577$12,965$13,162$13,886$13,451$13,558$14,211$14,395$14,609$14,564
Yates$9,844$10,534$10,760$11,400$11,545$12,232$12,548$13,319$13,300$14,020$14,724$15,535$14,152$14,558$15,095$16,022$16,296$17,108
Rochester School District$12,316$13,038$12,692$13,305$13,841$13,697$13,956$14,331$14,842$16,215$16,603$16,213$15,655$16,057$16,641$16,883$17,287$17,185
Batavia School District$12,134$12,303$13,162$13,724$13,923$13,753$14,375$15,494$14,709$15,215$14,819$15,445$14,026$13,404$14,691$15,238$15,890$15,588
Canandaigua School District$9,941$10,400$10,775$11,427$11,357$11,539$12,169$12,109$11,799$12,296$13,020$13,288$13,107$13,149$13,650$14,519$14,568$15,020
Geneva School District$11,700$10,651$12,119$11,862$12,589$14,104$13,470$14,193$15,182$16,154$15,320$16,084$15,762$16,914$17,509$16,401$17,613$18,670

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




Instructional Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS33,367,718,83136,028,405,19637,447,938,39139,050,623,69340,127,034,01141,792,609,29642,812,143,64543,366,517,89644,467,643,74246,829,650,10247,508,935,93447,537,984,46947,923,009,09346,849,763,70947,742,838,79249,763,738,60151,262,668,06951,615,164,772
NYS (excluding NYC)21,948,421,84422,519,617,68823,636,116,09624,262,883,50424,928,189,72825,824,043,27426,294,994,03126,447,211,55026,816,106,37727,940,372,43928,216,368,81028,572,489,63427,852,964,08127,679,006,71628,206,669,19629,061,959,03629,056,926,83329,216,479,614
Region2,283,498,6712,358,486,1302,445,300,6332,455,092,5162,474,472,1042,492,648,2552,504,807,5842,513,718,8682,529,532,1382,632,855,5312,661,212,0472,703,389,7052,566,267,0552,569,037,6792,632,769,9102,726,802,3852,739,001,5722,771,800,334
Monroe1,384,613,2441,447,245,4821,491,576,7611,495,942,3941,507,673,6441,518,589,1401,528,311,0921,532,533,5731,546,120,9561,621,912,3391,652,011,9791,668,454,9511,598,274,9691,606,465,1421,649,433,0111,712,051,3101,722,258,6201,740,611,601
Surrounding Counties898,885,427911,240,648953,723,872959,150,123966,798,460974,059,115976,496,492981,185,295983,411,1821,010,943,1921,009,200,0681,034,934,754967,992,085962,572,537983,336,8981,014,751,0741,016,742,9521,031,188,733
Genesee119,670,532120,664,021124,848,337125,702,634125,521,505125,308,744124,912,377126,571,119124,669,904128,514,776125,429,887127,696,079118,051,751117,261,556120,736,124125,488,702125,305,523125,296,287
Livingston106,669,759106,946,188111,609,193109,326,421111,649,837112,935,890113,683,505112,308,384110,846,264114,225,527115,082,184113,983,912108,724,725109,013,810112,875,506116,205,695115,741,285117,975,725
Ontario200,947,241205,283,442215,999,487221,851,766225,092,757227,064,606231,737,447231,266,230235,430,155243,654,251243,341,565248,140,781235,607,101238,116,517242,501,408248,574,121250,335,093255,412,123
Orleans82,108,51783,797,21089,394,89189,950,63990,234,85988,979,96987,974,17189,453,74092,107,35292,114,97491,204,02292,688,22585,141,86981,264,79584,208,45689,237,10187,759,58787,240,667
Seneca53,234,39054,734,26558,181,03060,079,76660,244,24062,209,19761,134,90961,983,85464,203,11066,115,39666,123,35468,617,92364,345,24464,081,49664,620,77065,992,82567,551,55270,504,147
Wayne188,760,760190,315,388200,731,201199,638,662200,780,517201,279,334200,194,901201,625,464200,741,341207,172,849210,848,353222,024,817203,089,832201,772,898206,008,340211,783,848214,448,152217,809,768
Wyoming97,612,96598,949,237101,462,09598,905,01899,107,344100,783,131100,646,05599,266,79797,998,00799,996,33799,805,125102,642,20497,952,07096,251,50596,987,67198,733,36497,620,47897,653,046
Yates49,881,26450,550,89651,497,63853,695,21654,167,40155,498,24356,213,12658,709,70657,415,04959,149,08257,365,57859,140,81255,079,49354,809,96055,398,62458,735,41957,981,28159,296,970
Rochester School District466,255,499513,483,635508,654,551503,582,513516,555,580501,476,387498,923,741505,816,967518,785,904560,878,534564,808,089558,533,470543,325,993549,692,933566,188,272591,050,183598,077,078612,869,228
Batavia School District35,564,21235,789,05236,670,34138,192,69937,997,20036,224,66937,001,07038,643,17436,624,46837,140,14837,581,90438,920,73035,599,00034,341,74535,597,33936,661,84137,849,55736,974,568
Canandaigua School District43,105,92644,811,55145,698,66648,563,90848,575,05947,875,27749,955,48150,036,19450,438,81851,703,62251,925,24452,010,23950,407,82750,678,17151,760,73552,777,65052,196,24653,411,782
Geneva School District29,869,25329,759,85732,528,69232,061,99233,410,08233,610,87234,415,10535,326,47136,680,91238,979,96936,906,26538,488,99837,922,83738,799,64839,184,71139,330,36940,456,71742,437,923

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











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