Monthly Archive for June, 2006

Massachusetts Per-Pupil Spending, How Watertown Compares

Data on per-pupil expenditures for Massachusetts school districts

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The graphs show that school systems with enrollments similar to Watertown’s generally spend between $7,000 and $9,000 per pupil while Watertown spends $11,548.
Only three districts spend more per regular student and only two spend more per special ed student.

In the second graph, the three school districts that spend more per pupil than Watertown are Weston, Greater Lowell and Greater New Bedford. The latter two are districts that only include Special Ed and Occupational programs.

There are 27 school districts in the Commonwealth that spend more per regular student than Watertown. Only 9 of those include all grade levels:

BEDFORD
BERKSHIRE HILLS
CAMBRIDGE
CHATHAM
HULL
NANTUCKET
PROVINCETOWN
WALTHAM
WESTON

The rest consist of only elementary and middle schools (11) or only middle and high schools (7).

Here’s the underlying data: download spreadsheet
The original data came from the MA Dept of Ed site: Per-Pupil Expenditures




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