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 37 states so far.

Nickel shows per pupil expenditure (PPE) from the 37 states reporting to Ed.gov as of May 2021. We will add these states or territories as they report: California, D.C., Nevada, Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.

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