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 2018, instructional spending in our region was about $16,400 per student, lower than the state ($19,600) and the state excluding NYC ($18,300). Instructional spending has increased by 45% since 2000, after adjusting for inflation, less than the 60% increase statewide. Yates and Seneca counties had the highest per student cost for instruction above $17,200, while Wyoming spent the least among all counties at $15,000. Monroe County was third behind Yates and Seneca and spent slightly over $16,600. The Rochester City School District spent more per student than the region and counties at almost $18,200, though this level of instructional spending per student was still lower than the state level.

Notes about the data

All figures are in constant U.S. dollars.

Per-Student Instructional Spending
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS$12,287$12,945$13,325$13,943$14,364$15,068$15,573$15,922$16,312$17,265$17,926$17,407$17,747$17,394$17,751$18,364$18,921$19,058$19,637
NYS (excluding NYC)$12,559$12,911$13,349$13,701$14,104$14,684$15,056$15,269$15,534$16,327$16,959$16,632$16,765$16,778$17,255$17,852$17,976$18,137$18,280
Region$11,281$11,747$12,094$12,354$12,560$12,893$13,072$13,281$13,431$14,199$14,886$14,510$14,441$14,611$15,152$15,745$16,003$16,169$16,363
Monroe$11,760$12,272$12,467$12,770$12,923$13,204$13,389$13,522$13,682$14,555$15,355$14,922$14,809$15,037$15,502$16,120$16,354$16,397$16,613
Surrounding Counties$10,564$10,942$11,512$11,712$11,994$12,402$12,570$12,892$13,028$13,623$14,124$13,831$13,829$13,901$14,555$15,106$15,397$15,769$15,920
Genesee$11,039$11,487$11,916$12,044$12,264$12,560$12,737$13,348$13,112$13,992$14,001$13,731$13,463$13,488$14,389$15,176$15,305$15,415$15,567
Livingston$10,328$10,506$11,114$11,125$11,612$12,083$12,300$12,318$12,528$13,164$13,764$13,072$13,245$13,424$14,126$14,748$14,926$15,427$15,591
Ontario$10,895$11,062$11,542$11,927$12,075$12,560$12,766$12,870$13,010$13,465$13,860$13,452$13,654$13,848$14,347$14,734$15,007$15,552$15,652
Orleans$9,831$10,444$11,174$11,123$11,579$11,692$11,816$12,236$12,849$13,267$13,732$13,572$13,361$13,044$13,950$14,928$15,042$15,122$15,361
Seneca$10,043$10,690$11,571$11,759$12,171$12,952$12,706$13,192$13,625$14,383$14,909$15,026$15,081$15,029$15,691$16,224$16,687$17,484$17,236
Wayne$10,899$11,335$11,983$12,150$12,386$12,682$12,890$13,316$13,290$14,040$14,782$14,685$14,586$14,669$15,158$15,639$16,139$16,377$16,466
Wyoming$10,026$10,309$10,694$11,028$11,193$11,947$12,138$12,185$12,504$12,599$13,251$12,989$13,302$13,286$14,214$14,129$14,276$14,376$15,038
Yates$9,729$10,432$10,826$11,406$11,783$12,076$12,308$13,377$13,281$13,901$14,923$14,340$13,710$14,026$14,494$15,623$16,054$17,019$17,462
Rochester School District$12,617$13,452$12,994$13,630$14,179$14,037$14,298$14,827$15,216$16,584$17,328$16,511$16,054$16,449$17,048$17,296$17,710$17,604$18,209
Batavia School District$12,430$12,769$13,520$14,106$14,307$14,126$14,778$15,947$15,126$15,636$15,317$15,134$14,424$13,732$15,050$15,610$16,278$15,969$15,893
Canandaigua School District$10,184$10,748$11,062$11,735$11,672$11,866$12,514$12,464$12,136$12,651$13,338$13,045$13,488$13,471$13,983$14,874$14,924$15,387$15,397
Geneva School District$11,985$11,001$12,460$12,196$12,964$14,531$13,852$14,663$15,658$16,583$16,065$15,694$16,223$17,327$17,936$16,802$18,043$19,126$18,826

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




Instructional Spending
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS$35,162,741,830$37,191,957,434$38,428,249,920$40,086,629,645$41,225,520,039$42,919,930,656$43,964,822,381$44,621,245,392$45,657,434,788$48,017,292,742$49,989,444,314$48,428,650,056$49,185,072,002$48,002,758,095$48,949,158,535$50,979,206,543$52,514,747,025$52,875,853,396$54,227,830,683
NYS (excluding NYC)$22,484,507,033$23,261,158,111$24,232,679,916$24,887,476,786$25,574,565,955$26,498,455,515$26,989,950,971$27,231,068,444$27,574,762,654$28,655,249,847$29,559,295,485$28,690,866,596$28,624,820,724$28,355,060,142$28,895,610,649$29,771,790,742$29,766,635,632$29,930,085,470$29,961,507,587
Region$2,312,993,927$2,408,966,835$2,479,882,073$2,493,574,484$2,514,674,467$2,535,265,959$2,547,878,022$2,566,211,874$2,578,521,295$2,677,397,849$2,755,529,560$2,651,136,345$2,614,436,139$2,606,525,417$2,672,762,124$2,768,209,408$2,780,675,012$2,815,146,809$2,828,237,943
Monroe$1,445,463,100$1,523,267,553$1,557,713,051$1,564,472,404$1,577,921,717$1,590,915,283$1,600,787,474$1,612,696,171$1,620,334,243$1,695,894,941$1,760,052,771$1,697,734,974$1,674,535,796$1,677,422,819$1,722,041,690$1,787,473,889$1,798,661,027$1,816,708,248$1,834,815,358
Surrounding Counties$867,530,827$885,699,282$922,169,022$929,102,080$936,752,750$944,350,676$947,090,548$953,515,703$958,187,052$981,502,908$995,476,789$953,401,371$939,900,342$929,102,598$950,720,434$980,735,519$982,013,986$998,438,561$993,422,585
Genesee$122,593,457$124,745,518$128,155,585$129,144,326$128,954,079$128,728,063$128,428,650$130,411,370$128,362,534$132,088,586$130,771,178$125,593,216$121,486,095$120,125,642$123,685,076$128,553,736$128,366,083$128,356,620$128,710,191
Livingston$109,275,143$110,269,799$114,481,645$112,211,225$114,582,307$115,959,925$116,690,913$115,468,262$113,989,270$117,045,565$120,307,026$113,304,095$111,734,193$111,676,448$115,632,465$119,043,993$118,568,241$120,857,254$120,409,365
Ontario$198,042,378$204,025,338$211,932,606$217,694,738$220,006,760$222,456,503$228,643,969$228,917,246$233,517,695$240,465,221$244,017,848$232,920,466$233,311,749$233,660,069$237,895,285$243,822,515$244,216,924$250,316,189$252,056,662
Orleans$84,113,999$86,426,408$91,623,762$92,222,871$92,563,245$91,463,731$90,441,660$92,161,751$94,890,666$94,515,304$95,149,580$90,538,465$87,608,671$83,249,670$86,265,228$91,416,697$89,903,094$89,371,501$88,001,030
Seneca$54,534,628$56,540,984$59,754,068$61,791,296$61,987,063$64,047,860$62,971,417$63,957,127$66,273,953$68,075,319$68,730,517$67,211,557$66,401,366$65,646,672$66,199,117$67,604,685$69,201,483$72,226,195$71,186,106
Wayne$205,851,782$209,575,672$219,384,326$218,550,865$220,309,680$221,410,346$220,071,990$221,358,319$220,711,416$227,317,286$233,658,440$226,749,316$222,352,276$219,921,826$224,849,340$231,558,268$234,575,824$238,435,176$235,107,962
Wyoming$61,237,878$61,640,277$63,223,051$62,583,236$62,705,445$64,369,443$64,051,158$62,848,948$62,830,150$63,600,503$65,593,351$61,734,943$61,812,889$60,121,334$61,234,693$61,348,754$59,888,966$60,378,625$60,722,982
Yates$31,881,563$32,475,286$33,613,980$34,903,523$35,644,170$35,914,805$35,790,792$38,392,679$37,611,367$38,395,124$37,248,851$35,349,313$35,193,103$34,700,938$34,959,231$37,386,873$37,293,371$38,497,001$37,228,287
Rochester School District$477,643,683$529,789,997$520,743,897$515,882,401$529,172,332$513,934,210$511,152,487$523,322,996$531,830,470$573,640,339$589,473,241$568,784,283$557,172,186$563,119,057$580,017,291$605,486,449$612,684,974$627,838,419$642,533,338
Batavia School District$36,432,859$37,144,455$37,666,788$39,256,802$39,042,684$37,207,472$38,037,650$39,772,989$37,663,427$38,167,920$38,843,463$38,137,969$36,608,699$35,180,534$36,466,796$37,557,298$38,774,024$37,877,664$37,602,581
Canandaigua School District$44,158,779$46,314,942$46,914,077$49,871,736$49,923,277$49,232,877$51,367,986$51,501,703$51,881,306$53,197,713$53,193,507$51,059,165$51,875,371$51,915,974$53,024,979$54,066,733$53,471,128$54,716,353$54,028,744
Geneva School District$30,598,802$30,736,924$33,443,952$32,965,812$34,407,074$34,626,454$35,391,212$36,495,368$37,829,391$40,013,944$38,701,659$37,556,025$39,033,585$39,747,320$40,141,789$40,291,004$41,444,863$43,474,459$43,204,896

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











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