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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 2017, public school districts in our region spent over $22,000 per student, about $2,500 less than the state spent per pupil - a difference that has grown from just $920 in 2000 (adjusted for inflation). From 2000 to 2017, with spending adjusted for inflation, spending per pupil has risen 50% in the region and 57% in the state. Spending from 2000 to 2017 rose 96% in Seneca and 86% in Yates - the largest increases in the region. In 2017, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Orleans were the only counties in the region that spent less than $22,000 per student, and Seneca spent the most per pupil, at $26,600.

Of the cities in our region, the Rochester School District spent about $23,300 per pupil, a 39% increase from 2000. Batavia, and Geneva spent more (at about $26,900 and $25,000 per pupil), while Canandaigua spend less at about $23,400.

Notes about the data

Figures have been adjusted to 2017 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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS$15,715$16,430$16,712$17,431$17,941$18,871$19,712$20,488$20,908$22,144$22,394$22,241$22,320$22,221$22,584$23,327$23,859$24,712
NYS (excluding NYC)$16,201$16,757$17,223$17,578$18,082$18,878$19,430$20,132$20,442$21,548$21,831$21,829$21,865$22,019$22,513$23,304$23,392$23,741
Region$14,795$15,526$16,042$16,193$16,461$17,184$17,595$17,921$18,348$19,426$19,813$19,564$19,387$20,091$20,530$21,467$21,613$22,208
Monroe$15,212$15,740$16,094$16,447$16,642$17,432$17,904$18,032$18,498$19,776$20,073$19,712$19,525$20,464$20,632$21,473$21,706$21,950
Surrounding Counties$14,219$15,223$15,967$15,829$16,199$16,822$17,141$17,755$18,126$18,905$19,426$19,338$19,176$19,516$20,371$21,458$21,465$22,624
Genesee$14,319$15,455$15,997$16,044$16,483$17,163$17,359$18,212$18,620$19,581$19,284$19,379$19,097$19,092$20,398$21,925$21,472$23,589
Livingston$14,210$15,295$16,429$16,008$16,573$17,067$17,394$17,905$18,260$19,488$19,939$19,586$19,243$19,647$20,730$21,411$21,550$21,953
Ontario$14,718$14,780$15,285$15,434$15,967$16,629$16,713$17,040$17,336$17,935$18,074$17,815$17,961$18,275$19,107$19,739$20,232$21,059
Orleans$12,582$13,418$14,347$14,358$15,050$15,223$15,603$16,261$17,884$17,630$18,310$18,657$17,744$19,455$19,893$23,285$20,305$22,069
Seneca$13,592$14,649$16,034$15,463$15,831$17,571$18,009$19,036$19,655$20,544$21,761$22,815$22,244$21,777$22,665$26,147$24,832$26,649
Wayne$14,680$16,392$17,099$16,895$16,746$17,111$17,567$18,429$18,397$19,358$20,299$19,965$20,130$20,263$20,853$21,259$21,787$23,047
Wyoming$14,507$15,998$16,846$15,866$16,133$16,820$17,273$17,668$17,556$18,494$19,101$19,040$18,972$19,356$20,372$20,531$21,631$22,158
Yates$13,432$14,366$14,654$15,697$16,263$17,241$17,847$18,422$18,968$19,979$21,695$21,404$20,735$21,202$21,981$22,856$23,775$24,981
Rochester School District$16,715$17,463$17,103$17,848$18,401$18,580$18,985$19,542$20,555$21,659$22,334$21,233$20,411$22,605$22,309$22,545$23,306$23,289
Batavia School District$15,367$15,756$16,565$16,827$17,404$18,252$18,907$20,012$20,301$20,654$19,834$19,840$18,669$18,110$19,887$19,902$20,986$26,914
Canandaigua School District$13,539$14,018$14,492$14,768$14,610$15,174$15,678$15,766$15,921$16,924$17,326$17,120$17,471$17,871$18,140$20,577$19,332$20,374
Geneva School District$14,895$13,635$15,220$15,418$17,391$19,917$19,095$19,521$20,864$21,961$20,952$21,038$21,007$22,515$23,504$22,326$25,473$24,994

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




Total School Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS$44,973,443,121$47,205,100,521$48,194,689,801$50,115,157,893$51,492,372,854$53,750,196,279$55,650,778,168$57,415,485,035$58,522,945,500$61,586,777,918$62,450,054,661$61,878,338,173$61,857,837,132$61,323,160,541$62,277,184,424$64,756,443,633$66,219,593,167$68,560,237,987
NYS (excluding NYC)$29,005,723,495$30,190,217,426$31,265,569,550$31,930,141,284$32,787,956,166$34,066,128,421$34,830,115,096$35,904,797,234$36,288,077,029$37,817,963,063$38,050,755,803$37,654,524,352$37,332,428,679$37,213,043,996$37,701,253,285$38,865,010,581$38,734,836,307$39,179,122,524
Region$3,068,689,650$3,215,837,758$3,320,617,185$3,298,182,611$3,324,334,421$3,408,375,609$3,459,541,517$3,494,598,639$3,554,460,581$3,695,793,052$3,700,678,657$3,607,769,242$3,542,842,817$3,616,431,479$3,653,489,878$3,807,216,073$3,788,440,964$3,901,474,127
Monroe$1,831,105,118$1,913,173,337$1,968,794,132$1,970,149,721$1,987,145,677$2,053,279,921$2,092,851,457$2,101,953,704$2,140,741,056$2,252,241,614$2,246,579,967$2,191,550,400$2,158,628,889$2,231,504,144$2,241,236,650$2,330,088,239$2,336,345,134$2,381,162,856
Surrounding Counties$1,237,584,532$1,302,664,421$1,351,823,053$1,328,032,890$1,337,188,744$1,355,095,689$1,366,690,060$1,392,644,934$1,413,719,525$1,443,551,437$1,454,098,690$1,416,218,841$1,384,213,927$1,384,927,335$1,412,253,228$1,477,127,835$1,452,095,830$1,520,311,271
Genesee$159,014,131$167,841,430$172,052,474$172,040,913$173,319,042$175,898,712$175,030,289$177,927,544$182,290,305$184,841,400$180,112,495$177,260,097$172,334,088$170,036,106$175,344,613$185,726,100$180,083,095$196,423,082
Livingston$150,344,086$160,537,697$169,237,782$161,456,476$163,544,444$163,790,414$165,015,143$167,841,801$166,143,228$173,263,788$174,285,294$169,774,118$162,335,428$163,445,336$169,692,085$172,831,772$171,196,627$171,977,596
Ontario$278,570,675$285,665,899$294,945,048$298,318,620$307,371,687$313,393,061$317,620,611$322,952,258$332,139,502$341,383,955$341,745,822$330,799,650$328,297,668$330,586,347$339,639,461$348,350,739$351,671,231$362,362,772
Orleans$107,654,731$111,033,067$117,645,961$119,038,515$120,310,245$119,086,599$119,426,303$122,479,875$132,071,059$125,592,984$126,866,790$124,461,651$116,350,057$124,160,622$123,016,900$142,599,625$121,363,168$130,429,792
Seneca$73,805,988$77,479,928$82,799,961$81,256,830$80,624,876$86,886,695$89,253,103$92,286,999$95,601,877$97,234,543$100,318,479$102,053,400$97,940,141$95,122,441$95,621,834$108,955,632$102,979,795$110,088,157
Wayne$259,315,944$283,826,101$293,393,265$284,444,583$278,518,219$279,772,538$281,156,855$287,118,112$286,790,903$294,301,107$301,404,745$289,638,014$288,098,502$284,345,461$289,229,867$294,055,175$295,669,938$313,877,717
Wyoming$140,818,049$147,339,563$151,616,470$137,544,379$137,193,599$138,044,907$139,234,205$140,832,867$136,799,468$142,641,566$144,840,332$140,746,796$138,157,075$137,407,069$139,037,485$140,820,409$144,541,538$148,569,528
Yates$68,060,927$68,940,738$70,132,093$73,932,575$76,306,632$78,222,762$79,953,552$81,205,478$81,883,183$84,292,095$84,524,734$81,485,114$80,700,969$79,823,954$80,670,984$83,788,382$84,590,438$86,582,627
Rochester School District$632,775,280$687,775,382$685,442,474$675,511,317$686,715,397$680,272,908$678,715,468$689,740,653$718,445,016$749,173,184$759,766,340$731,472,811$708,379,553$773,862,541$759,009,440$789,253,738$806,290,415$830,592,423
Batavia School District$45,041,260$45,834,871$46,151,004$46,830,091$47,495,929$48,075,609$48,666,408$49,910,703$50,548,770$50,416,029$50,298,706$49,997,334$47,382,400$46,399,086$48,186,050$47,884,406$49,989,552$63,840,340
Canandaigua School District$58,704,543$60,404,883$61,462,434$62,763,613$62,488,532$62,958,324$64,359,032$65,144,522$68,064,082$71,165,911$69,097,417$67,009,588$67,195,132$68,873,850$68,787,718$74,796,032$69,267,928$72,450,551
Geneva School District$38,026,095$38,096,542$40,849,267$41,674,447$46,154,479$47,463,095$48,788,071$48,586,877$50,406,855$52,992,125$50,472,219$50,343,789$50,543,633$51,648,623$52,602,632$53,538,888$58,511,959$56,810,716

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











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