Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey's Schools
Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey’s Schools
Hover over a district to see its total spent, click for more information. The map does not include charter schools and the county districts and some elementary districts may be obscured by the regional high school districts to which they send students. For data on those districts, and all districts, check NJ Spotlight's searchable database.
It costs between $8,400 and nearly $100,000 per student to educate and operate New Jersey's school districts and charter schools, according to new data from the state Department of Education.
The 2014 version of the Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending, released last Friday, provides per-pupil spending data in 17 categories. For most, it ranks how each district's spending compared with those of similar size and type.