What do Miss. public schools spend per kid?

November 30, 2010


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What do Mississippi school districts spend on each student per year? Find your district on the map of Mississippi public school districts’ 2007-2008 Total Current Operating Expenditure per Pupil in Average Daily Attendance. Be sure to look for the upcoming MBJ analysis of public school budgets!

Note: There are 152 public school districts in Mississippi. Some are city schools, some county.

Data source: Mississippi Board of Education. Map courtesy of The John C. Stennis Institute of Government.

Highest spenders include:

  • Clay County School District: $16,527
  • Bay St. Louis Waveland School District  $14,483
  • Pass Christian Public School District $12,902
  • Oktibbeha County School District  $12,586
  • Benoit School District $12,480
  • Moss Point Separate School District $12,303
  • Montgomery County School District $12,393

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