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 2020, instructional spending in our region was about $17,000 per student, lower than the state ($21,100) and the state excluding NYC ($19,200). Instructional spending has increased by 46% since 2000, after adjusting for inflation, less than the 67% increase statewide. Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties had the highest per student cost for instruction almost $18,000, while Wyoming spent the least among all counties at $16,100. Monroe County was fourth having spent slightly over $17,000. The Rochester City School District spent more per student than the region and counties at almost $18,100, 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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS$12,664$13,342$13,734$14,371$14,805$15,531$16,051$16,411$16,812$17,795$18,476$17,941$18,292$17,928$18,296$18,928$19,501$19,643$20,239$20,928$21,106
NYS (excluding NYC)$12,944$13,307$13,759$14,121$14,537$15,135$15,518$15,737$16,010$16,828$17,479$17,143$17,279$17,293$17,785$18,399$18,528$18,693$18,841$19,289$19,229
Region$11,627$12,108$12,465$12,733$12,946$13,289$13,473$13,688$13,844$14,634$15,343$14,955$14,884$15,060$15,616$16,229$16,494$16,665$16,865$17,324$16,983
Monroe$12,121$12,649$12,849$13,162$13,319$13,609$13,800$13,936$14,102$15,001$15,826$15,380$15,264$15,498$15,978$16,614$16,856$16,900$17,123$17,565$17,005
Surrounding Counties$10,888$11,278$11,865$12,071$12,362$12,783$12,955$13,287$13,427$14,041$14,558$14,255$14,253$14,327$15,001$15,570$15,869$16,252$16,408$16,894$16,942
Genesee$11,378$11,839$12,281$12,413$12,640$12,945$13,128$13,758$13,514$14,422$14,431$14,152$13,876$13,902$14,830$15,641$15,775$15,887$16,045$16,533$16,603
Livingston$10,645$10,828$11,455$11,467$11,968$12,454$12,677$12,696$12,912$13,568$14,186$13,473$13,651$13,836$14,559$15,200$15,383$15,901$16,069$16,474$16,244
Ontario$11,229$11,402$11,896$12,292$12,445$12,946$13,158$13,265$13,409$13,878$14,285$13,865$14,072$14,273$14,788$15,186$15,468$16,030$16,132$16,636$16,671
Orleans$10,133$10,765$11,516$11,465$11,934$12,050$12,179$12,611$13,243$13,674$14,153$13,988$13,771$13,445$14,378$15,386$15,503$15,586$15,832$16,410$16,401
Seneca$10,351$11,018$11,926$12,119$12,544$13,349$13,096$13,597$14,043$14,824$15,366$15,487$15,544$15,490$16,172$16,722$17,199$18,020$17,765$18,181$17,956
Wayne$11,234$11,682$12,351$12,523$12,766$13,072$13,286$13,725$13,698$14,470$15,235$15,135$15,034$15,119$15,623$16,119$16,634$16,880$16,972$17,600$17,847
Wyoming$10,333$10,626$11,022$11,366$11,537$12,313$12,510$12,559$12,887$12,986$13,658$13,387$13,710$13,694$14,650$14,563$14,714$14,817$15,499$15,843$16,110
Yates$10,027$10,752$11,158$11,756$12,145$12,447$12,685$13,788$13,688$14,328$15,381$14,780$14,130$14,457$14,939$16,103$16,547$17,541$17,997$17,844$17,928
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District$13,004$13,865$13,392$14,048$14,614$14,468$14,736$15,282$15,682$17,093$17,859$17,017$16,547$16,954$17,571$17,826$18,253$18,144$18,767$19,930$18,088
Greece Central School District$11,215$11,383$12,044$12,269$11,862$12,053$12,060$12,370$12,389$13,386$14,153$13,801$13,936$14,412$14,974$15,538$15,224$15,173$15,143$15,580$15,543
East Irondequoit Central School District$11,491$11,067$11,919$11,905$12,154$14,080$13,602$13,060$13,851$14,656$15,400$15,432$14,962$16,217$16,079$16,614$16,623$16,036$16,705$16,516$17,020
Gates-Chili Central School District$12,273$12,364$13,455$13,062$13,010$14,468$14,592$14,151$15,007$16,012$16,750$15,799$17,214$17,107$17,882$19,141$19,527$19,974$20,223$19,964$19,529
Hilton Central School District$11,076$10,925$11,762$11,936$11,818$12,062$12,002$12,378$12,277$12,512$13,576$12,759$13,393$13,076$13,236$13,581$13,615$13,835$13,921$13,795$14,146
Rush-Henrietta Central School District$14,623$15,335$14,928$15,338$15,053$15,769$15,771$15,730$15,542$16,036$17,036$17,348$16,715$16,822$17,802$18,440$17,868$18,210$17,937$17,753$17,562
Brighton Central School District$12,183$12,609$13,044$13,667$14,210$14,635$14,976$15,027$15,296$16,201$16,605$16,434$16,007$15,999$16,509$16,862$17,225$16,681$16,766$16,889$17,179
Spencerport Central School District$10,767$11,524$12,009$11,859$11,869$12,998$12,605$12,672$12,569$12,712$13,665$13,584$14,083$14,170$14,712$15,130$15,736$16,198$16,293$16,628$16,904
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District$10,973$11,050$11,379$11,443$11,931$12,256$12,179$11,995$11,647$12,549$12,416$12,455$12,608$13,036$13,581$14,596$15,098$14,945$15,415$15,505$15,760
East Rochester Union Free School District,$12,323$12,917$13,446$13,536$13,834$14,520$15,051$14,787$15,220$16,199$17,351$15,715$15,334$15,906$16,357$18,066$19,120$19,521$19,371$20,061$18,776
Webster Central School District$11,249$12,136$12,820$13,390$12,392$12,707$13,348$12,875$12,533$13,546$14,271$13,827$13,646$13,908$13,740$15,115$15,498$15,925$16,040$16,292$16,448
West Irondequoit Central School District$10,637$11,087$11,241$11,269$11,840$11,624$12,334$12,225$12,273$12,879$14,292$14,179$14,685$14,151$13,897$14,440$15,222$14,699$14,882$15,106$14,990
Fairport Central School District$11,855$11,804$12,639$12,414$12,373$12,750$13,116$12,870$12,939$13,491$14,767$14,583$14,093$14,350$15,055$15,966$16,317$16,743$16,517$16,313$16,579
Brockport Central School District$10,123$10,493$11,270$11,408$11,809$12,244$12,477$12,790$12,640$13,497$14,448$14,465$13,575$13,960$14,026$15,944$16,717$17,473$17,582$17,553$17,852
Penfield Central School District$12,449$12,842$13,239$13,640$14,269$14,280$14,558$14,645$15,278$15,222$15,759$15,295$15,862$15,308$15,861$16,184$16,178$15,752$15,558$15,666$15,003
Wheatland-Chili Central School District$12,841$13,908$14,901$16,139$15,804$16,843$17,752$18,813$18,934$19,907$20,274$19,530$19,563$18,932$19,288$19,832$19,698$19,781$21,158$22,445$23,400
Churchville-Chili Central School District$11,019$11,673$11,460$11,827$12,883$12,743$12,617$12,568$13,018$13,380$14,170$13,728$13,504$13,799$14,322$14,889$14,475$14,130$14,359$14,562$14,364
Pittsford Central School District$13,154$13,787$13,937$13,916$13,786$14,506$14,786$14,874$14,607$15,162$16,206$16,031$16,072$16,091$16,976$17,401$17,730$18,039$17,627$17,896$17,980
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District$12,812$13,161$13,935$14,539$14,746$14,559$15,231$16,437$15,590$16,116$15,787$15,598$14,867$14,153$15,512$16,089$16,777$16,459$16,380$17,187$17,598
Canandaigua School District$10,497$11,078$11,401$12,095$12,031$12,230$12,897$12,847$12,508$13,039$13,748$13,445$13,902$13,884$14,412$15,330$15,381$15,859$15,870$16,676$16,671
Geneva School District$12,353$11,339$12,843$12,570$13,362$14,976$14,277$15,113$16,138$17,091$16,558$16,176$16,721$17,858$18,487$17,317$18,597$19,713$19,403$19,745$20,580

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars.




Instructional Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS36,241,539,96438,333,012,20439,607,234,32641,316,493,38742,490,325,10844,236,720,49445,313,669,65245,990,231,81947,058,211,65849,490,470,40551,523,127,87949,914,448,22250,694,077,30549,475,489,83350,450,925,97852,543,256,16054,125,907,25254,498,092,42055,891,548,57157,379,304,08457,782,643,813
NYS (excluding NYC)23,174,335,04323,974,813,89224,976,142,13025,651,028,26526,359,197,43127,311,432,06027,818,006,67028,066,521,66328,420,760,46229,534,397,16230,466,179,05429,571,106,63829,503,034,46929,224,997,59229,782,132,26930,685,193,69730,679,880,42830,848,344,93130,880,731,08331,382,427,86031,089,971,432
Region2,383,956,9242,482,874,2942,555,965,2232,570,077,7192,591,825,0532,613,048,2942,626,047,2982,644,943,6352,657,630,7112,759,540,8122,840,069,6152,732,473,6022,694,647,4272,686,494,0032,754,762,8622,853,138,4832,865,986,5342,901,515,9302,915,008,7032,965,297,4972,900,939,094
Monroe1,489,810,1221,570,001,6271,605,503,9181,612,470,6491,626,332,5891,639,724,7991,649,899,8711,662,173,9291,670,046,3381,747,925,2491,814,051,4511,749,821,7351,725,910,8031,728,886,4001,774,874,1851,842,313,8531,853,844,2141,872,445,1261,891,107,7651,925,846,3731,869,769,478
Surrounding Counties894,146,802912,872,667950,461,305957,607,069965,492,463973,323,495976,147,427982,769,706987,584,3731,011,615,5621,026,018,165982,651,867968,736,624957,607,604979,888,6781,010,824,6301,012,142,3201,029,070,8041,023,900,9371,039,451,1241,031,169,616
Genesee126,354,643128,572,729132,087,418133,106,494132,910,409132,677,459132,368,860134,412,411132,300,716136,141,084134,783,257129,446,435125,213,307123,811,115127,479,752132,497,783132,304,374132,294,621132,659,039134,759,875133,170,894
Livingston112,627,721113,652,893117,993,958115,653,882118,097,710119,517,593120,271,008119,010,846117,486,477120,636,540123,998,063116,780,282115,162,215115,102,698119,180,086122,696,280122,205,932124,565,173124,103,542126,258,313123,066,168
Ontario204,118,347210,284,866218,434,730224,373,644226,756,600229,281,502235,658,800235,940,461240,682,053247,842,729251,504,352240,066,500240,469,788240,828,794245,193,947251,303,026251,709,535257,995,927259,789,798263,352,719263,983,402
Orleans86,694,62989,077,98394,434,79295,052,28395,403,09994,269,85293,216,42394,989,28797,801,92697,415,04898,068,78393,316,19890,296,51885,803,78388,911,85894,221,37592,661,33492,113,43290,700,91592,537,42691,306,416
Seneca56,207,75858,275,67061,587,33163,687,06263,888,83566,012,85864,903,38965,919,34268,307,24770,163,88070,839,17969,273,61868,438,57067,660,72168,230,11569,678,80671,324,59474,442,10573,370,10673,869,26873,243,891
Wayne212,167,345216,005,485226,115,069225,256,037227,068,814228,203,248226,823,831228,149,625227,482,875234,291,414240,827,115233,706,018229,174,077226,669,060231,747,751238,662,510241,772,645245,750,402242,321,109246,570,705243,635,328
Wyoming63,116,66563,531,41065,162,74364,503,29964,629,25866,344,30766,016,25764,777,16364,757,78965,551,77667,605,76463,628,98063,709,31761,965,86563,113,38263,230,94261,726,36862,231,05062,585,97263,594,56864,326,929
Yates32,859,69433,471,63334,645,26235,974,36836,737,73837,016,67636,888,85939,570,57338,765,29039,573,09238,391,65236,433,83536,272,83235,765,56836,031,78638,533,90838,437,53839,678,09438,370,45638,508,25138,436,588
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District492,297,862546,044,033536,720,397531,709,750545,407,418529,701,787526,834,721539,378,624548,147,108591,239,709607,558,367586,234,670574,266,311580,395,633597,812,308624,062,863631,482,240647,100,595662,246,356691,052,833639,077,853
Greece Central School District156,206,584159,948,809167,866,011168,388,986162,776,662162,050,733160,643,139164,326,141160,917,221167,137,025175,621,450167,589,230164,344,956167,292,444170,983,428176,041,017171,926,096170,136,077167,757,567172,607,154172,508,364
East Irondequoit Central School District41,896,96640,549,59543,694,68743,608,44943,681,98848,676,26447,306,59045,970,96646,524,66950,680,08652,237,53949,645,85648,461,05648,131,18849,394,77050,871,49051,181,78250,290,19652,504,13452,043,41053,137,981
Gates-Chili Central School District65,807,23364,826,77568,903,60668,705,71867,519,53672,005,19672,827,57670,116,44672,676,48474,375,90875,692,23769,768,55275,138,15974,705,68076,319,85381,386,16481,838,70682,493,16283,521,23679,615,25076,806,519
Hilton Central School District49,308,96247,994,04650,743,03452,148,35051,490,47054,484,37354,534,93655,699,78756,227,43757,094,36861,621,27958,039,96159,812,14858,293,36159,602,04360,258,82360,316,06261,288,82761,864,70661,623,08462,060,153
Rush-Henrietta Central School District87,608,70090,723,58788,360,78289,790,50286,779,43690,040,74190,097,03490,161,94889,351,80591,419,56995,369,92995,048,86590,928,89390,638,70794,027,75197,011,04495,484,11596,532,93097,952,76897,554,19498,769,292
Brighton Central School District42,604,61043,954,19745,652,49248,585,53050,602,36252,014,27853,404,34053,271,96253,750,11156,526,27557,353,07356,942,11355,433,37255,950,08358,178,58960,786,21160,735,77661,036,24460,928,38761,778,35860,882,838
Spencerport Central School District47,577,94650,096,20251,843,15550,398,63351,688,22054,228,87355,057,64755,313,10155,505,58655,994,49958,976,56757,040,57356,148,52255,487,83556,642,69957,917,55058,712,38460,644,16661,001,75261,990,80961,766,753
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District27,860,30828,408,44929,767,55031,192,95132,178,18933,066,76932,469,42932,435,65331,388,52833,029,44233,548,93732,333,28131,708,78632,693,31133,313,28734,637,15835,390,08734,612,92234,898,57834,869,85434,750,738
East Rochester Union Free School District,17,067,07218,110,07817,735,21718,098,20618,205,19618,977,58919,235,57618,823,76118,796,43720,183,34821,463,39719,706,31918,676,63417,846,43318,041,88319,131,37420,343,29620,242,91520,571,87920,682,64919,414,354
Webster Central School District90,749,08598,084,863105,261,060108,472,766106,920,899109,892,530114,648,062117,460,920115,908,919119,419,548123,303,718118,915,137118,886,053119,595,159122,343,699129,282,767131,333,916131,383,569134,992,261135,351,232135,959,893
West Irondequoit Central School District42,293,19743,780,98445,468,82445,222,67247,750,86146,961,80349,532,06348,546,76449,213,42452,045,39654,308,27253,183,68353,937,21451,382,69050,556,76051,927,27153,887,49853,534,26654,438,94855,876,87855,461,742
Fairport Central School District82,745,94582,686,50689,025,98586,871,80486,089,77389,418,59591,824,34889,496,36789,380,90191,754,37397,355,69594,365,38392,831,13591,713,81594,334,67998,364,84999,567,773101,394,26397,877,78794,909,06496,006,986
Brockport Central School District49,105,06350,627,65752,990,75353,321,73854,038,43354,618,42054,761,16455,074,75553,657,54856,321,49858,573,55057,065,99352,725,47953,062,77954,294,87456,743,55058,040,92459,652,57559,214,84958,592,65958,625,787
Penfield Central School District61,035,24362,439,45364,842,35166,906,60868,804,49168,056,87469,079,60068,480,01270,677,16969,929,05071,149,87868,185,63070,204,95269,407,16671,263,69872,439,30772,751,33472,459,91571,706,30572,770,84671,413,716
Wheatland-Chili Central School District12,635,66113,769,15014,588,00815,154,35714,508,34115,175,77115,053,50015,126,03714,635,67714,452,36814,617,34814,296,14214,007,29913,403,53513,173,70913,465,72613,335,33213,154,27814,471,94414,768,71814,976,145
Churchville-Chili Central School District48,955,35751,138,73752,140,81352,973,35956,814,27656,030,07955,941,63455,300,63556,550,54257,291,31160,152,35657,505,32955,003,20455,169,82357,114,78058,694,03058,031,59456,264,40956,834,60656,982,62555,774,864
Pittsford Central School District74,054,32676,818,50679,899,19380,920,27181,076,03884,324,12686,648,51287,190,05186,736,77489,031,47895,147,86193,955,01993,396,63093,716,75897,475,37499,292,65999,485,299100,223,81798,323,702102,776,757102,375,500
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District37,550,62538,284,05238,822,41040,461,20740,240,52038,349,00339,204,65140,993,23038,818,94739,338,91840,035,18639,308,04737,731,85936,259,87837,585,60238,709,56139,963,61739,039,75638,756,23439,409,03139,753,353
Canandaigua School District45,513,57747,735,89148,353,40851,401,80951,454,93050,743,34952,943,96453,081,78353,473,03254,829,82754,825,49152,625,66853,466,91553,508,76454,651,79355,725,50855,111,63056,395,05855,686,35457,581,21358,215,069
Geneva School District31,537,57831,679,93734,470,01733,977,20835,462,68935,688,79936,477,01937,615,05238,990,00241,241,57839,889,03238,708,24940,231,14140,966,77441,373,34541,527,13842,716,39744,808,26244,530,42944,604,77245,111,485

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars.











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