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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 50
Elementary & Secondary School Costs Per Pupil, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $9,318 27 Kansas $5,296
2 NEW YORK $8,700 28 Ohio 5,295
3 Alaska 8,353 29 Nebraska 5,190
4 Connecticut 8,270 30 Texas 5,168
5 Rhode Island 7,091 31 New Mexico 5,089
6 Delaware 6,944 32 Colorado 5,086
7 Massachusetts 6,832 33 Georgia 5,069
8 Pennsylvania 6,744 34 Illinois 4,991
9 Michigan 6,565 35 California 4,878
10 Vermont 6,505 36 North Carolina 4,809
11 Wisconsin 6,457 37 South Dakota 4,773
12 Maryland 6,407 38 Nevada 4,709
13 West Virginia 6,391 39 South Carolina 4,697
14 Maine 6,116 40 Missouri 4,629
15 New Hampshire 5,999 41 Louisiana 4,537
16 Oregon 5,844 42 North Dakota 4,534
17 Hawaii 5,831 43 Tennessee 4,386
18 Wyoming 5,720 44 Alabama 4,295
19 Indiana 5,719 45 Idaho 4,237
20 Washington 5,708 46 Oklahoma 4,175
21 Minnesota 5,689 47 Arkansas 4,086
22 Virginia 5,490 48 Arizona 4,012
23 Kentucky 5,414 49 Mississippi 3,912
24 Iowa 5,407 50 Utah 3,670
25 Florida 5,355 U.S. Average $5,653
26 Montana 5,300 N.Y.S. % above avg. 53.9%
Source: National Education Association


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