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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 2018, public school districts in our region spent over $22,700 per student, about $3,100 less than the state spent per pupil - a difference that has grown from just $920 in 2000 (adjusted for inflation). From 2000 to 2018, with spending adjusted for inflation, spending per pupil has risen 50% in the region and 61% in the state. Spending from 2000 to 2018 rose 90% in Yates and 82% in Seneca - the largest increases in the region. In 2018, Ontario and Wyoming were the only counties in the region that spent less than $22,000 per student, and Seneca spent the most per pupil, at $25,300.

Of the cities in our region, the Rochester School District spent about $24,700 per pupil, a 44% increase from 2000. Geneva spent more at about $25,700 per pupil, while Canandaigua spent less at about $20,500.

Notes about the data

Figures have been adjusted to 2018 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
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS$16,099$16,832$17,120$17,857$18,379$19,332$20,194$20,988$21,419$22,685$22,941$22,784$22,865$22,764$23,136$23,897$24,441$25,315$25,845
NYS (excluding NYC)$16,597$17,166$17,644$18,008$18,524$19,339$19,905$20,624$20,942$22,074$22,364$22,362$22,399$22,557$23,063$23,873$23,964$24,321$24,553
Region$15,170$15,911$16,424$16,596$16,860$17,608$18,025$18,365$18,819$19,920$20,311$20,055$19,870$20,589$21,044$22,008$22,142$22,765$22,703
Monroe$15,577$16,110$16,470$16,808$17,010$17,816$18,288$18,424$18,879$20,183$20,502$20,122$19,937$20,896$21,092$21,964$22,242$22,447$22,671
Surrounding Counties$14,560$15,606$16,353$16,267$16,626$17,281$17,607$18,270$18,723$19,495$20,001$19,945$19,758$20,077$20,962$22,084$21,970$23,323$22,761
Genesee$14,669$15,832$16,388$16,436$16,886$17,582$17,783$18,656$19,075$20,059$19,755$19,852$19,564$19,559$20,897$22,460$21,996$24,165$22,676
Livingston$14,557$15,669$16,831$16,399$16,978$17,484$17,819$18,342$18,705$19,964$20,426$20,065$19,713$20,127$21,236$21,934$22,077$22,489$22,827
Ontario$15,057$15,203$15,725$16,135$16,650$17,443$17,580$17,879$18,327$18,943$18,988$18,866$19,120$19,248$20,061$20,596$20,856$22,115$21,477
Orleans$12,890$13,746$14,697$14,708$15,418$15,594$15,984$16,658$18,320$18,060$18,757$19,113$18,178$19,930$20,379$23,854$20,801$22,608$23,203
Seneca$13,924$15,007$16,426$15,840$16,217$18,000$18,449$19,501$20,135$21,046$22,293$23,373$22,787$22,309$23,218$26,786$25,439$27,300$25,300
Wayne$14,922$16,784$17,493$17,319$17,122$17,546$17,997$18,833$18,867$19,887$20,849$20,552$20,664$20,767$21,368$21,798$22,415$23,620$23,329
Wyoming$15,504$16,694$17,213$16,165$16,306$17,166$17,518$18,234$18,333$18,992$19,421$19,331$19,277$19,645$21,176$21,140$21,833$23,053$21,698
Yates$13,006$13,871$14,249$14,990$15,983$16,511$17,187$18,084$18,539$19,288$21,570$20,876$19,172$20,477$21,128$22,298$23,577$24,895$24,661
Rochester School District$17,123$17,890$17,521$18,283$18,850$19,034$19,448$20,019$21,057$22,188$22,879$21,752$20,909$23,157$22,854$23,096$23,875$23,858$24,689
Batavia School District$15,743$16,141$16,970$17,238$17,829$18,698$19,369$20,501$20,797$21,158$20,318$20,325$19,125$18,553$20,373$20,388$21,499$27,572$20,892
Canandaigua School District$13,870$14,361$14,846$15,129$14,967$15,545$16,061$16,151$16,310$17,337$17,750$17,539$17,898$18,307$18,583$21,079$19,805$20,872$20,490
Geneva School District$15,258$13,968$15,591$15,794$17,815$20,404$19,562$19,997$21,373$22,497$21,463$21,552$21,520$23,065$24,078$22,872$26,095$25,604$25,676

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




Total School Spending
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS$46,071,909,194$48,358,074,317$49,371,834,089$51,339,209,176$52,750,062,297$55,063,032,543$57,010,035,711$58,817,845,140$59,952,355,074$63,091,020,898$63,975,382,979$63,389,702,446$63,368,700,672$62,820,964,727$63,798,290,426$66,338,104,974$67,836,991,601$70,234,806,137$71,372,087,913
NYS (excluding NYC)$29,714,181,665$30,927,606,589$32,029,223,944$32,710,027,690$33,588,794,505$34,898,185,825$35,680,832,700$36,781,763,703$37,174,405,020$38,741,658,171$38,980,136,821$38,574,227,507$38,244,264,720$38,121,964,094$38,622,097,783$39,814,279,585$39,680,925,834$40,136,063,641$40,242,540,903
Region$3,110,271,921$3,262,841,263$3,367,864,279$3,349,705,298$3,375,553,487$3,462,401,935$3,513,091,413$3,548,655,368$3,612,788,239$3,756,306,529$3,759,610,473$3,664,211,277$3,597,294,552$3,672,949,108$3,712,204,661$3,869,243,781$3,847,400,458$3,963,724,453$3,924,204,263
Monroe$1,914,604,565$1,999,595,971$2,057,892,951$2,059,228,663$2,077,012,944$2,146,578,058$2,186,414,764$2,197,403,010$2,235,705,517$2,351,744,351$2,349,988,919$2,289,312,096$2,254,403,389$2,331,013,572$2,342,962,617$2,435,515,928$2,446,161,421$2,486,974,770$2,503,851,493
Surrounding Counties$1,195,667,355$1,263,245,292$1,309,971,328$1,290,476,635$1,298,540,543$1,315,823,878$1,326,676,650$1,351,252,358$1,377,082,723$1,404,562,178$1,409,621,554$1,374,899,182$1,342,891,162$1,341,935,536$1,369,242,043$1,433,727,853$1,401,239,037$1,476,749,683$1,420,352,770
Genesee$162,898,015$171,940,919$176,254,816$176,242,973$177,552,320$180,194,998$179,305,364$182,273,383$186,742,704$189,356,109$184,511,701$181,589,635$176,543,309$174,189,199$179,627,365$190,262,418$184,481,584$201,220,671$187,483,546
Livingston$154,016,206$164,458,794$173,371,376$165,400,013$167,538,980$167,790,957$169,045,600$171,941,298$170,201,239$177,495,716$178,542,173$173,920,813$166,300,433$167,437,451$173,836,775$177,053,148$175,378,065$176,178,109$176,293,711
Ontario$273,702,925$280,393,512$288,738,557$294,514,955$303,370,619$308,931,088$314,858,142$318,017,258$328,956,314$338,307,910$334,307,265$326,661,430$326,723,050$324,770,008$332,632,057$340,818,758$339,396,179$355,945,056$345,866,902
Orleans$110,284,173$113,745,024$120,519,437$121,946,004$123,248,795$121,995,262$122,343,263$125,471,418$135,296,864$128,660,564$129,965,482$127,501,598$119,191,880$127,193,217$126,021,559$146,082,589$124,327,436$133,615,510$132,929,115
Seneca$75,608,682$79,372,358$84,822,331$83,241,509$82,594,120$89,008,883$91,433,090$94,541,088$97,936,931$99,609,475$102,768,735$104,546,031$100,332,307$97,445,785$97,957,376$111,616,848$105,495,053$112,777,035$104,488,416
Wayne$281,840,413$310,342,917$320,259,997$311,524,697$304,540,166$306,312,036$307,267,972$313,054,459$313,324,526$321,985,654$329,554,870$317,338,869$315,006,080$311,346,045$316,978,612$322,743,293$325,803,218$343,876,740$333,096,899
Wyoming$94,696,989$99,811,271$101,760,777$91,736,579$91,348,276$92,488,035$92,442,429$94,051,080$92,122,714$95,873,820$96,133,226$91,881,088$89,579,300$88,894,811$91,228,200$91,791,353$91,588,011$96,823,385$87,617,522
Yates$42,619,952$43,180,499$44,244,037$45,869,904$48,347,267$49,102,619$49,980,791$51,902,373$52,501,431$53,272,931$53,838,102$51,459,718$49,214,803$50,659,021$50,960,100$53,359,447$54,769,491$56,313,177$52,576,659
Rochester School District$648,230,672$704,574,138$702,184,250$692,010,527$703,488,264$696,888,419$695,292,939$706,587,410$735,992,871$767,471,568$778,323,459$749,338,868$725,681,561$792,763,957$777,548,072$808,531,081$825,983,874$850,879,453$871,206,879
Batavia School District$46,141,382$46,954,377$47,278,232$47,973,905$48,656,006$49,249,845$49,855,074$51,129,761$51,783,412$51,647,429$51,527,240$51,218,507$48,539,705$47,532,373$49,362,983$49,053,972$51,210,535$65,399,626$49,429,653
Canandaigua School District$60,138,388$61,880,258$62,963,640$64,296,600$64,014,801$64,496,067$65,930,986$66,735,662$69,726,532$72,904,122$70,785,105$68,646,282$68,836,358$70,556,078$70,467,843$76,622,908$70,959,781$74,220,139$71,898,715
Geneva School District$38,954,873$39,027,041$41,847,001$42,692,336$47,281,792$48,622,370$49,979,708$49,773,601$51,638,031$54,286,445$51,704,991$51,573,424$51,778,150$52,910,129$53,887,440$54,846,563$59,941,100$58,198,305$58,927,196

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











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