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TABLE 1: School Tax Increases in Districts Outside New York City With 10,000+ Students, 1985-95 (Districts ranked by increase in taxes per student)

School District Increase in Taxes Per Student, 1985-95 Increase in Total Tax Collections, 1985-95 1995 Taxes Per Student 1985 Taxes Per Student Increase in state aid per student, 1985-95 1995 State Aid per student 1995 Enrollment Enrollment change, 1985-95

SACHEM* 213.7% 141.2% $5,355 $1,707 75.9% $4,732 14,358 -23.1%
BRENTWOOD 180.6% 165.1% 5,416 1,930 48.9% 5,217 12,596 -5.5%
MIDDLE COUNTRY* 163.5% 122.0% 5,072 1,925 82.4% 5,681 10,152 -15.7%
WAPPINGERS 140.4% 117.3% 5,250 2,184 41.6% 2,809 11,132 -9.6%
WILLIAMSVILLE 121.0% 167.1% 6,256 2,831 20.0% 2,094 10,492 20.9%
NEWBURGH 78.2% 98.5% 3,220 1,807 65.4% 4,927 11,228 11.4%
YONKERS 53.2% 69.9% 6,593 4,303 195.1% 4,014 20,987 10.9%
ROCHESTER 49.1% 58.7% 3,617 2,427 170.3% 5,832 34,881 6.5%
GREECE 33.3% 70.0% 4,445 3,334 106.3% 3,044 13,749 27.5%
SYRACUSE 20.5% 28.9% 2,549 2,116 151.6% 5,801 22,680 7.0%
BUFFALO 8.0% 10.3% 1,855 1,718 148.6% 6,596 45,454 2.1%
All districts outside NYC 98.1% 100.5% $5,387 $2,719 74.3% $3,866 1,702,931 1.2%
*Districts with percentage enrollment change in boldface italics had
relatively large enrollment declines. Large changes in enrollment make
changes in per-student figures larger than if enrollment had held constant.

Inflation during period: 35%

Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Complete Listing of School Districts

Notes to school tax tables

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