Education

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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 2020, public school districts in our region spent over $23,500 per student, about $4,000 less than the state spent per pupil - a difference that has grown from just $950 in 2000 (adjusted for inflation). From 2000 to 2020, with spending adjusted for inflation, spending per pupil has risen 51% in the region and 67% in the state. Spending from 2000 to 2020 rose 88% in Yates and 85% in Seneca - the largest increases in the region. In 2020, Genesee and Orleans were the only counties in the region that spent less than $23,000 per student, and Seneca spent the most per pupil, at $26,500.

Of the cities in our region, the Rochester School District spent about $25,000 per pupil, a 41% increase from 2000. Geneva spent more at about $27,700 per pupil, while Batavia spent about $21,800.

Notes about the data

Figures have been adjusted to 2020 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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS$16,593$17,348$17,645$18,405$18,943$19,925$20,813$21,632$22,076$23,381$23,645$23,483$23,566$23,462$23,846$24,630$25,191$26,092$26,638$27,566$27,638
NYS (excluding NYC)$17,106$17,693$18,185$18,560$19,092$19,933$20,515$21,256$21,584$22,752$23,050$23,048$23,086$23,249$23,771$24,606$24,699$25,067$25,306$25,859$25,661
Region$15,635$16,399$16,928$17,105$17,378$18,149$18,578$18,928$19,396$20,531$20,934$20,670$20,480$21,221$21,690$22,683$22,821$23,464$23,400$24,100$23,561
Monroe$16,055$16,604$16,975$17,324$17,532$18,362$18,849$18,989$19,458$20,802$21,131$20,739$20,549$21,537$21,739$22,638$22,924$23,135$23,366$24,265$23,394
Surrounding Counties$15,007$16,085$16,854$16,766$17,136$17,811$18,148$18,830$19,297$20,093$20,614$20,557$20,364$20,693$21,605$22,761$22,644$24,038$23,460$23,807$23,862
Genesee$15,119$16,318$16,891$16,940$17,404$18,121$18,329$19,229$19,660$20,674$20,361$20,461$20,164$20,159$21,538$23,150$22,671$24,906$23,372$23,367$22,901
Livingston$15,004$16,149$17,347$16,902$17,499$18,020$18,365$18,905$19,279$20,576$21,052$20,680$20,318$20,745$21,887$22,607$22,754$23,179$23,527$24,221$23,052
Ontario$15,519$15,670$16,207$16,630$17,161$17,978$18,119$18,428$18,890$19,524$19,571$19,445$19,707$19,838$20,677$21,228$21,496$22,794$22,136$22,779$23,719
Orleans$13,285$14,167$15,148$15,159$15,891$16,073$16,475$17,170$18,883$18,614$19,332$19,699$18,736$20,541$21,004$24,586$21,439$23,302$23,915$22,605$22,655
Seneca$14,351$15,467$16,930$16,326$16,715$18,552$19,015$20,099$20,753$21,691$22,977$24,090$23,486$22,993$23,930$27,608$26,219$28,138$26,076$26,429$26,512
Wayne$15,380$17,299$18,030$17,851$17,647$18,084$18,549$19,410$19,446$20,497$21,488$21,182$21,298$21,405$22,024$22,467$23,103$24,344$24,045$24,279$24,780
Wyoming$15,979$17,206$17,741$16,661$16,807$17,692$18,055$18,793$18,895$19,575$20,017$19,924$19,868$20,248$21,826$21,789$22,502$23,760$22,364$24,167$23,023
Yates$13,405$14,297$14,686$15,450$16,473$17,017$17,715$18,639$19,107$19,880$22,232$21,517$19,760$21,105$21,776$22,982$24,300$25,659$25,417$26,009$25,193
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District$17,648$18,439$18,058$18,844$19,428$19,618$20,045$20,634$21,703$22,868$23,581$22,419$21,551$23,868$23,555$23,804$24,608$24,590$25,447$26,967$24,922
Brockport Central School District$15,158$15,800$16,447$16,468$16,780$17,341$17,676$18,312$18,191$19,520$20,306$20,201$19,117$19,445$19,991$22,393$22,785$25,212$24,026$24,021$23,827
Rush-Henrietta Central School District$18,586$18,961$18,248$18,928$18,957$19,802$22,017$20,692$20,684$21,687$21,268$23,823$22,922$21,723$25,771$27,916$22,642$25,538$23,842$25,187$23,380
East Rochester Union Free School District,$17,498$19,555$20,479$20,234$20,656$22,624$23,124$22,617$24,221$23,982$24,778$23,459$22,331$23,592$24,873$29,262$26,619$27,787$27,049$32,381$25,527
Churchville-Chili Central School District$14,431$15,380$15,104$15,878$16,632$16,543$16,663$16,738$17,246$22,632$19,069$18,577$18,390$20,620$20,727$20,946$22,345$20,836$22,042$21,905$24,746
West Irondequoit Central School District$14,177$14,480$14,564$14,911$16,920$16,438$17,392$17,618$19,146$18,344$19,592$19,741$20,221$19,496$19,205$20,402$20,550$20,159$20,288$21,512$19,687
Spencerport Central School District$13,742$14,626$15,234$16,579$16,392$18,054$18,468$17,776$16,919$17,503$18,708$18,863$19,460$19,650$20,554$22,101$21,674$22,287$23,206$22,312$22,528
Fairport Central School District$14,513$14,753$15,505$15,717$15,530$16,124$16,358$16,430$18,096$18,399$18,831$19,104$18,158$18,639$19,352$20,345$21,834$21,858$21,705$21,628$22,019
Penfield Central School District$16,131$16,288$16,925$17,236$17,926$18,090$18,897$22,135$19,573$20,614$22,219$21,226$21,241$20,918$22,386$22,097$22,012$20,651$22,124$22,006$19,852
East Irondequoit Central School District$15,259$14,940$16,690$16,764$16,909$21,091$18,648$18,561$19,945$25,961$21,760$22,328$22,944$25,697$24,335$25,713$26,895$24,843$26,505$27,044$27,905
Webster Central School District$14,903$15,576$16,985$17,482$16,197$16,668$17,503$16,727$16,400$17,980$18,991$18,733$18,341$18,622$18,283$20,265$20,092$21,011$20,774$21,161$22,255
Greece Central School District$14,579$15,002$16,196$16,084$15,825$17,366$18,232$17,550$17,632$19,168$19,355$18,771$19,631$19,376$20,094$20,840$21,322$21,020$21,024$22,931$21,288
Wheatland-Chili Central School District$17,205$17,694$18,918$20,054$19,685$23,218$22,307$24,374$25,621$26,962$27,247$26,400$26,479$26,803$26,060$27,297$27,845$27,141$31,241$30,972$31,786
Pittsford Central School District$16,188$16,850$17,220$17,054$17,045$18,283$19,675$20,133$20,589$21,305$21,440$21,596$21,599$24,080$22,373$22,758$23,047$23,645$23,411$24,749$23,630
Gates-Chili Central School District$16,003$15,931$16,956$16,315$16,269$19,434$18,106$18,140$19,671$21,267$21,680$21,327$23,241$23,283$23,777$25,635$25,908$27,895$26,317$26,277$27,464
Brighton Central School District$16,201$16,473$17,190$17,569$18,207$18,503$20,274$19,781$19,995$21,088$21,204$20,778$20,706$20,722$21,027$21,082$21,644$21,831$21,186$22,069$21,465
Hilton Central School District$14,622$14,471$15,422$15,134$15,398$16,759$16,879$17,156$17,129$17,404$18,158$17,527$18,247$18,577$18,151$18,704$19,130$19,925$19,379$18,940$19,402
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District$15,740$15,913$16,158$15,486$15,795$16,483$16,410$16,813$16,322$17,423$18,514$17,562$17,643$18,495$19,741$21,072$23,195$21,207$21,711$21,874$23,041
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District$16,226$16,636$17,491$17,767$18,376$19,271$19,963$21,130$21,435$21,807$20,942$20,948$19,712$19,122$20,998$21,014$22,159$28,417$21,533$22,131$21,759
Canandaigua School District$14,295$14,801$15,302$15,593$15,426$16,022$16,554$16,646$16,811$17,869$18,294$18,077$18,447$18,869$19,153$21,726$20,412$21,512$21,118$21,781$24,501
Geneva School District$15,727$14,397$16,070$16,279$18,362$21,030$20,162$20,611$22,029$23,188$22,122$22,213$22,181$23,772$24,817$23,574$26,896$26,390$26,464$27,239$27,687

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




Total School Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS$47,485,402,201$49,841,707,208$50,886,569,281$52,914,303,727$54,368,442,031$56,752,374,548$58,759,112,061$60,622,385,351$61,791,702,218$65,026,662,776$65,938,157,216$65,334,507,918$65,312,861,806$64,748,321,241$65,755,631,438$68,373,367,873$69,918,240,564$72,389,620,405$73,561,794,155$75,579,563,914$75,665,159,936
NYS (excluding NYC)$30,625,817,165$31,876,470,146$33,011,885,284$33,713,576,191$34,619,303,701$35,968,867,342$36,775,525,939$37,910,233,669$38,314,921,279$39,930,257,990$40,176,053,199$39,757,690,527$39,417,604,434$39,291,551,606$39,807,029,471$41,035,787,588$40,898,342,524$41,367,444,026$41,477,188,026$42,070,404,869$41,488,658,733
Region$3,205,695,524$3,362,945,717$3,471,190,855$3,452,474,753$3,479,115,969$3,568,628,940$3,620,873,579$3,657,528,641$3,723,629,118$3,871,550,570$3,874,955,880$3,776,629,823$3,707,660,082$3,785,635,732$3,826,095,650$3,987,952,754$3,965,439,274$4,085,332,107$4,044,599,432$4,125,271,087$4,024,592,382
Monroe$1,973,344,917$2,060,943,872$2,121,029,412$2,122,406,104$2,140,736,009$2,212,435,391$2,253,494,293$2,264,819,660$2,304,297,293$2,423,896,216$2,422,086,927$2,359,548,530$2,323,568,820$2,402,529,415$2,414,845,058$2,510,237,918$2,521,210,016$2,563,275,525$2,580,670,028$2,660,458,599$2,572,178,672
Surrounding Counties$1,232,350,607$1,302,001,845$1,350,161,443$1,330,068,649$1,338,379,960$1,356,193,549$1,367,379,286$1,392,708,981$1,419,331,825$1,447,654,354$1,452,868,953$1,417,081,292$1,384,091,262$1,383,106,317$1,411,250,592$1,477,714,836$1,444,229,258$1,522,056,582$1,463,929,404$1,464,812,488$1,452,413,710
Genesee$167,895,750$177,216,092$181,662,340$181,650,134$182,999,652$185,723,407$184,806,479$187,865,558$192,471,998$195,165,583$190,172,547$187,160,832$181,959,683$179,533,349$185,138,359$196,099,697$190,141,506$207,394,151$193,235,569$190,461,257$183,691,273
Livingston$158,741,446$169,504,414$178,690,436$170,474,510$172,679,101$172,938,809$174,231,944$177,216,483$175,423,038$182,941,311$184,019,873$179,256,729$171,402,555$172,574,456$179,170,113$182,485,165$180,758,690$181,583,280$181,702,428$185,629,368$174,641,905
Ontario$282,100,171$288,996,026$297,597,098$303,550,718$312,678,075$318,409,140$324,518,037$327,774,074$339,048,743$348,687,246$344,563,862$336,683,451$336,746,961$334,734,000$342,837,257$351,275,128$349,808,904$366,865,503$356,478,150$360,593,369$375,590,872
Orleans$113,667,708$117,234,738$124,216,991$125,687,326$127,030,086$125,738,095$126,096,772$129,320,900$139,447,792$132,607,889$133,952,843$131,413,366$122,848,705$131,095,523$129,887,919$150,564,424$128,141,820$137,714,854$137,007,400$127,470,863$126,122,777
Seneca$77,928,368$81,807,513$87,424,693$85,795,371$85,128,120$91,739,688$94,238,270$97,441,623$100,941,650$102,665,508$105,921,695$107,753,519$103,410,517$100,435,436$100,962,723$115,041,269$108,731,657$116,237,051$107,694,136$107,380,154$108,142,684
Wayne$290,487,319$319,864,284$330,085,622$321,082,321$313,883,504$315,709,734$316,694,999$322,659,017$322,937,369$331,864,221$339,665,663$327,074,872$324,670,513$320,898,188$326,703,563$332,645,105$335,798,909$354,426,929$343,316,361$340,142,809$338,278,519
Wyoming$97,602,307$102,873,495$104,882,812$94,551,071$94,150,855$95,325,582$95,278,576$96,936,581$94,949,052$98,815,243$99,082,607$94,700,014$92,327,607$91,622,117$94,027,095$94,607,525$94,397,944$99,793,941$90,305,641$97,008,039$91,932,287
Yates$43,927,539$44,505,283$45,601,451$47,277,199$49,830,568$50,609,094$51,514,209$53,494,745$54,112,183$54,907,353$55,489,862$53,038,510$50,724,721$52,213,248$52,523,564$54,996,522$56,449,827$58,040,873$54,189,719$56,126,629$54,013,393
Monroe County School Districts
Rochester School District$668,118,485$726,190,577$723,727,367$713,241,512$725,071,388$718,269,059$716,624,629$728,265,617$758,573,241$791,017,709$802,202,538$772,328,695$747,945,579$817,086,072$801,403,363$833,336,934$851,325,182$876,984,561$897,935,635$935,059,745$880,532,555
Brockport Central School District$73,532,135$76,236,606$77,332,114$76,973,414$76,786,557$77,360,035$77,580,755$78,849,426$77,219,337$81,455,164$82,319,075$79,694,054$74,251,420$73,912,145$77,384,959$79,696,601$79,109,397$86,074,352$80,920,128$80,182,576$78,247,426
Rush-Henrietta Central School District$111,345,745$112,171,870$108,008,455$110,803,666$109,289,098$113,070,114$125,785,661$118,604,017$118,911,716$123,637,276$119,058,088$130,525,830$124,697,842$117,042,555$136,120,529$146,865,164$121,000,354$135,379,073$130,200,315$138,404,642$131,490,308
East Rochester Union Free School District,$24,234,541$27,416,318$27,011,297$27,052,583$27,183,156$29,569,295$29,552,590$28,790,991$29,913,508$29,881,043$30,650,991$29,417,160$27,199,107$26,470,665$27,434,798$30,988,491$28,322,908$28,815,303$28,725,573$33,384,673$26,395,388
Churchville-Chili Central School District$64,115,578$67,378,521$68,723,529$71,119,071$73,347,269$72,737,440$73,882,460$73,645,205$74,916,695$96,911,414$80,945,837$77,819,966$74,903,687$82,438,555$82,658,003$82,569,235$89,581,574$82,970,144$87,243,303$85,713,357$96,088,466
West Irondequoit Central School District$56,369,685$57,179,950$58,913,095$59,838,652$68,236,444$66,411,537$69,847,787$69,960,190$76,773,845$74,128,728$74,450,956$74,047,512$74,271,676$70,789,274$69,866,786$73,365,357$72,748,262$73,419,122$74,213,932$79,574,660$72,841,225
Spencerport Central School District$60,727,198$63,581,014$65,763,501$70,458,718$71,388,015$75,319,210$80,667,213$77,590,369$74,713,759$77,102,913$80,743,220$79,205,500$77,587,703$76,949,254$79,133,034$84,602,255$80,864,470$83,442,158$86,884,323$83,180,852$82,318,598
Fairport Central School District$101,297,815$103,342,225$109,220,105$109,989,925$108,060,659$113,077,468$114,522,157$114,257,329$125,010,250$125,129,771$124,154,905$123,620,574$119,607,587$119,123,776$121,258,050$125,345,575$133,229,800$132,373,311$128,625,478$125,833,355$127,512,954
Penfield Central School District$79,089,926$79,193,806$82,896,664$84,544,810$86,440,360$86,218,706$89,665,117$103,504,381$90,543,322$94,700,296$100,320,083$94,626,623$94,014,472$94,840,564$100,580,501$98,905,729$98,988,912$94,994,720$101,967,887$102,216,579$94,493,210
East Irondequoit Central School District$55,635,723$54,740,334$61,184,838$61,405,868$60,769,538$72,910,407$64,859,107$65,335,679$66,993,656$89,772,902$73,810,077$71,829,219$74,314,562$76,268,871$74,757,321$78,732,098$82,808,803$77,908,691$83,303,771$85,216,145$87,120,206
Webster Central School District$120,224,309$125,881,690$139,464,246$141,618,416$139,747,497$144,147,547$150,334,122$152,597,192$151,668,602$158,515,923$164,084,448$161,100,355$159,787,512$160,131,124$162,792,457$173,325,010$170,262,474$173,338,251$174,830,594$175,803,909$183,962,450
Greece Central School District$203,062,479$210,788,555$225,745,176$220,751,249$217,146,198$233,488,289$242,846,183$233,133,271$229,027,682$239,331,917$240,173,803$227,937,964$231,503,101$224,914,833$229,454,609$236,120,275$240,788,287$235,693,126$232,903,973$254,055,437$236,272,466
Wheatland-Chili Central School District$16,930,085$17,517,078$18,520,537$18,830,792$18,070,732$20,919,763$18,916,275$19,597,041$19,805,373$19,574,710$19,645,034$19,324,751$18,958,606$18,976,522$17,798,918$18,534,842$18,850,876$18,048,816$21,369,100$20,379,849$20,343,244
Pittsford Central School District$91,139,870$93,890,461$98,719,754$99,166,407$100,240,867$106,281,860$115,298,076$118,016,961$122,257,890$125,103,784$125,871,751$126,574,466$125,512,403$140,240,792$128,463,639$129,856,678$129,315,812$131,369,752$130,588,967$142,133,202$134,549,211
Gates-Chili Central School District$85,805,518$83,526,607$86,833,139$85,819,073$84,434,801$96,722,820$90,368,458$89,882,333$95,267,391$98,785,124$97,972,732$94,179,037$101,445,348$101,677,167$101,478,739$108,999,620$108,580,425$115,205,680$108,690,116$104,792,575$108,017,463
Brighton Central School District$56,654,412$57,424,175$60,163,883$62,456,743$64,835,123$65,760,032$72,296,080$70,124,048$70,263,202$73,575,768$73,239,412$71,995,989$71,704,558$72,465,027$74,097,911$76,002,152$76,315,410$79,878,135$76,991,737$80,729,856$76,070,684
Hilton Central School District$65,096,663$63,572,459$66,532,001$66,120,107$67,088,556$75,700,800$76,699,488$77,202,756$78,451,126$79,414,497$82,418,112$79,730,165$81,492,380$82,815,995$81,735,683$82,987,613$84,747,053$88,265,786$86,121,348$84,603,448$85,116,805
Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District$39,964,750$40,911,624$42,269,710$42,215,098$42,599,751$44,471,008$43,748,134$45,462,854$43,986,697$45,857,278$50,025,864$45,590,670$44,371,278$46,386,223$48,425,759$50,004,288$54,370,018$49,114,543$49,153,846$49,193,738$50,806,013
Regional City School Districts
Batavia School District$47,557,007$48,394,945$48,728,735$49,445,752$50,148,780$50,760,837$51,384,635$52,698,429$53,372,135$53,231,980$53,108,104$52,789,898$50,028,910$48,990,674$50,877,447$50,558,955$52,781,682$67,406,096$50,946,162$50,747,028$49,152,475
Canandaigua School District$61,983,443$63,778,754$64,895,374$66,269,229$65,978,784$66,474,816$67,953,759$68,783,122$71,865,753$75,140,831$72,956,803$70,752,360$70,948,267$72,720,749$72,629,807$78,973,710$73,136,837$76,497,224$74,104,578$75,209,856$85,558,044
Geneva School District$40,150,015$40,224,397$43,130,873$44,002,143$48,732,404$50,114,112$51,513,093$51,300,662$53,222,293$55,951,962$53,291,308$53,155,704$53,366,711$54,533,420$55,540,714$56,529,264$61,780,102$59,983,837$60,735,091$61,533,017$60,690,789

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











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