What does your public school spend?

Following the money to help our students.

We think it should be easy for the public––from parents and journalists to policymakers ––to see what public schools spend and where that money goes.

Cost per pupil

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Data for all 50 states & D.C.

Nickel shows per pupil expenditure (PPE) from all 50 states & D.C. reporting to Ed.gov as of May 2021.

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