Home » NEWS » What do Miss. public schools spend per kid?

What do Miss. public schools spend per kid?

Click to enlarge.

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


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Amy McCullough

Leave a Reply